Meeting Materials 2019

The 2021 Meeting Materials Conference will not take place on Tuesday 14 December, but will be postponed to 5 April 2022 at the Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout.

M2i decided to take this step in light of the growing numbers of infections and the Dutch Covid-19 measures that are in force since Saturday 13 November 2021.
In view of these developments, M2i thinks that it is not wise to go ahead with the live conference. Apart from our responsibility to safeguard the health of all visitors, the prevailing measures jeopardize the main purpose of the event, being first and foremost a networking opportunity for people from material science, industry and public organisations. It’s success depends on the possibility to freely move around.Switching to (partial) online event is, given the short timescale, challenging and wouldn’t do justice to the key note speakers and presenters. Registration for the new date will open mid January.

Meeting Materials 5 April 2022, Noordwijkerhout
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24th Meeting Materials
What began in 1997 as an annual meeting for the Dutch materials science community, existing of a dozen researchers, students and our industrial partners has blossomed into an invigorating event about innovations in materials. This year we again expect over 300 participants, representatives from SME’s to renowned industrial manufacturing companies, and from international universities and research institutes.

This year the Program consists of interesting workshops and presentations and of course a lot of opportunities to expand your network.

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).

Elevator Pitches
Again we will organize the Elevator Pitch session this year. SMEs (MKB) or start-ups involved with material development are invited to participate in this session. A unique opportunity to catch the attention of a very diverse audience with a 90 seconds presentation.

Exhibition of expertise
All participants of the Elevator Pitch can display their products and services in the central hall during the length of the conference and can invite their audience to meet there.

Interested in joining?
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Keynote speakers

  • Prof.dr. Albert Polman – Duurzame MaterialenNL – sustainable materials solve big societal problems
    Albert Polman is program leader at the NWO-Institute for functional materials AMOLF, professor of photovoltaic materials at the UvA, co-founder of Delmic BV, and member of the steering committee that composed the Groeifondsproposal Duurzame MaterialenNL with over 300 supporting parties.

Organizing parties

Last Year’s Special topic – National Agenda Materials
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