We enable
materials innovation

...by connecting
specialists to the industry

...by defining research

...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.


The latest news

Kick-off SUNERGY

February 13th, 2020|

Over 100 stakeholders of the Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) SUNRISE and ENERGY-X gathered on February 5-6, 2020 in Brussels for the kick-off meeting of SUNERGY.

Release ASPECT movie

February 7th, 2020|

This movie was made with the aim to inform the public about the problem that the ASPECT project tackles and the solutions created during the project.


February 4th, 2020|

The European Conference on Heat Treatment will take place from Wednesday 25 March to Friday 27 March in Antwerp

QUALIFY workshop at IAA2020 conference

January 30th, 2020|

The Qualify project is organizing a workshop at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications  of Adhesives 2020 (IAA2020 conference) in Madeira (Portugal), on 5-6 March.

For more news visit our News page.


9 & 10 December 2019 – M2i Conference & Meeting Materials – looking back
18 & 19 February 2020 – ASPECT course on Fundamental Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming
25-27 March – European Conference on Heat Treatment – Antwerp
5 & 6 March – QUALIFY workshop at IAA2020 conference
16 April 2020 – Joint 4TU.HTM & M2i Workshop on Surfaces, Interfaces & Coatings
13-14 May – VMAP – 1st International Conference on CAE Interoperability