Mario van Wingerde, CEO of M2i will give the keynote lecture “Comparison of new materials in North Rhine – Westphalia and the Netherlands” together with Dr. Gunnar Seide of RWTH Aachen, ITA.

Expanding the horizon: Collaboration between the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

On February 15, 2016 the crossborder conference ‘Matching for new materials’ is held in Neuss (Düsseldorf, Germany). The conference is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands (NL) and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Parallel workshops will focus on three topics;
-Materials for lightweight construction
-Materials for additive manufacturing
-Materials for the biobased economy

This event offers the possibility to get in touch with representatives of innovative companies, universities and research institutions to discuss collaboration opportunities in the field of new materials.

During the matchmaking events there is opportunity to initiate crossborder partnerships.

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Date & Time: 15 February 2016, 10:00 – 18:00hrs
Location: Zeughaus, Markt 42-44, 41460 Neuss, Germany
Organisation: The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia & Ministry of Economic Affairs
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