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

Coming up: 38th International Deep-Drawing Research Group Conference

On 3-7 June 2019 the 38th International Deep-Drawing Research Group Conference will take place at the University of Twente.

Coming up: Workshop on composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a maritime environment

The M2i and RDM will organize a workshop on June 18th in Rotterdam on  ‘Composite-steel hybrid adhesive bonded joints in a marine environment’’.  Organizations, academics, and students interested in this topic are welcome to attend.

For more news visit our News page.

26 March 2019 – Practical training on tribological influences in sheet metal forming, Darmstadt Germany
1 April 2019 – 4TU.HTM & M2i Joint Workshop on Nucleation, Utrecht
9/10 December 2019 – Meeting Materials Save the Date!
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