We enable
materials innovation

...by connecting
specialists to the industry

...by defining research
programs

...by capitalising on
development results

...by raising platforms to
identify new markets

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M2i is the enabler in materials innovation

Materials innovation institute (M2i) is a network organization specialized in materials research. Our core mission is to support both the industry and society in finding solutions for materials-related questions in product development and production processes. M2i connects industry, academia and research institutes across The Netherlands and Europe.

The importance of materials research

Materials form the basis of our environment. Since the dawn of humankind, new uses of materials have driven societal development. Materials innovation is important in fostering technological growth that promotes the wellbeing of society, and also in being able to meet the challenges of enhancing and protecting our environment.

How we work

As a network organization, we have excellent insight in materials-related activities in The Netherlands and Europe. We collect research questions from our industrial partners and connect them to the research partners with the right expertise.

M2i helps its partners in defining open innovation research programmes. A significant portion of our projects are organized in cooperation with NWO and industry. By sourcing the optimal type of Dutch or European funding we help to reduce industrial investment costs.

After approval of funding we coordinate the consortia, ensuring the results are relevant for industrial uptake, while offering researchers a platform for sharing their activities in cluster meetings and conferences. Read more about our cluster structure.

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The latest news

ITEA project VMAP released version 0.4 of its interoperability standard

May 29th, 2020|

After releasing the first public version of the Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) data interface standard in January, the ITEA VMAP project has now started distributing version 0.4 of this interoperability standard

Final event ASPECT at ESAFORM 2020

May 25th, 2020|

From 4 to 6 May 2020, the ESAFORM Conference was organised for the first time as on-line conference. In its frame, the ASPECT consortium held a mini-symposium “Tribology in Sheet

New M2i initiatives

May 1st, 2020|

The COVID-19 virus has a large impact on all partners of M2i, but despite the cirsis M2i is currently preparing initiatives on a range of different materials-related subjects.

Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2020

March 26th, 2020|

The 23rd International Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2020 will take place virtually on 4th-6th May 2020

For more news visit our News page.

Events

30 november – 2 december – European Conference on Heat Treatment – Antwerp
14-15 december – M2i Conference & Meeting Materials – Noordwijkerhout
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