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

PhD defense Astrid Elzas: cum laude!

M2i is proud to announce that on January 10, 2019, Astrid Elzas, who worked on M2i organized FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program “Physics of Failure”, successfully defended her dissertation “Nano-scale failure in steel: Interface decohesion at

Materialen NL: Challenges Call

A new call for Materials Research has been opened by NWO where M2i partners can submit proposals: Materialen NL: Challenges. The call focuses on two important material science themes: ‘Designer Functional Metamaterials’ and ‘Next generation

For more news visit our News page.

10 & 11 December 2018 – M2i Conference and Meeting Materials, Noordwijkerhout
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