Meeting Materials 2019

Meeting Materials 15 December 2020
– online public event-

We look back at a successful online conference with a total of 380 participants on both days.

Different than other years, this years conference was online due to COVID-19. This year the Program consists of interesting workshops and presentations.

Meeting Materials is free of charge and open for everyone who is interested in materials development. The conference is an opportunity to learn about the latest insights and developments in the field of innovative and smart materials, along with ways in which these materials can stimulate economic progress and a sustainable society. This day is co-organised with 4TU.HTM and supported by the Bond voor Materialenkennis (BvM).

M2i Conference for community 14 December
-private event by invitation-

The first day of the conference, Monday 14 December, is traditionally only accessible for M2i and its partners. The program consists of an interesting mix of key note presentations about developments in materials innovation and parallel sessions offering an in-depth insight in research projects. For more information about the first day, please visit the M2i intranet.

WAAM Design Contest for Young Engineers

During its annual conference Meeting Materials, M2i  has organized an open Additive Manufacturing Design Contest for young engineers. We therefore challenged all young engineers and researchers to design a novel product, to be printed with wire arc additive manufacturing.

The two winners who will have there ideas printed are:

  • Yarop Ali of Technische Universität Ilmenau, his design of a Multi-Material mould will be printed by Ramlab
  • Jan Reimann of Technische Universität Ilmenau, his design of a Topology optimised nodes will be printed by Naval Group

For more information see our news item about the Design Contest.

Special topic – National Agenda Materials
– (by Prof.dr. Albert Polman)-

The MaterialenNL platform consists of the bundling of academic parties, applied research organizations, universities of applied sciences and industrial parties and sector organizations. On behalf of the Top Sectors Chemistry, Energy and High Tech Systems & Materials, the platform has complied this agenda. It demonstrates that the Dutch economy largely depends on materials and that new and improved materials have an enormous impact on our daily lives. The agenda describes the research directions in which these parties wish to collaborate.

Keynote Speakers

For questions please reach out to conference[at)

Organizing parties

Photo impression Meeting Materials 2020