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Grade2XL – Functionally Graded Materials for Extra-Large Parts


Key information EU funding: € 7,91 Million Total budget: € 9,75 Million Duration: 48 months [March 2020 - Feb 2024] Background: Grade2XL is a joint development programme aligning partners along the value chain to foster the rapid development of WAAM materials and process. Grade2XL will deliver multi-material products of superior

SUNRISE – Solar Energy for a Circular Economy


Key information: EU funding: € 1 Million Total budget: € 1.08 Million Duration: 12 months [March 2019 - February 2020] Background: M2i will ensure the management of the SUNRISE CSA, on behalf of the coordinator Leiden University, Prof. Huub de Groot. CSAs are Coordination and Support actions meant to streamline the efforts

3DMed – Development and streamlined integration of 3D printing technologies to enable advanced medical treatment and its widespread application


Key information EU funding: € 4.10 Million Total budget: € 6.84 Million Duration: 36 months [October 2018 – September 2021] Background: The project 3DMed was approved on the 12th July 2018 by Monitoring Committee of INTERREG 2Seas programme. M2i has played a key role in this success, by steering the application on behalf of

VMAP – Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing


Key Information: ITEA 3 Call 3 Total budget: € 15,884 k€ Duration: 48 months [Sep 2017 - Aug 2020] The challenge: The lack of software standards in virtual engineering workflows and incompatible interfaces for the transfer of virtual material information not only cause additional costs and complex manual adaptation but also lead to

Smart*Light: Transboundary research for highly innovative X-ray solutions


The program Smart*light was funded by Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland. The research project Smart*Light develops a compact and portable X-ray source with variable wavelength, a ‘tabletop synchrotron’. A consortium of 12 organizations in The Netherlands and Flandres receives a subsidy of 2,85M Euros from the European Regional Development Fund (Interreg Flandres – The Netherlands). Smart*Light will

Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport (QUALIFY)


Key information: EU funding: € 2.268.946 Million Total budget: € 3.781.577 Million Duration: 49 months [July 2017 – July 2020] The challenge: At present, there are no certification guidelines to orient the naval industry when certifying new designs using hybrid assemblies (adhesively bonded, composite to metal connections), which limits their application to

ERA-NET CO-FUND on Materials Research and Innovation


M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network which has been established in 2012 to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programs and related funding in materials science and engineering. Between 2016 and 2021, the M-ERA.NET consortium will continue to contribute to the restructuring of the European Research Area (ERA) by operating

ASPECT – Advanced Simulation and Control of Tribology in Metal Forming Processes for Consumer Goods and Transport Sectors


Key Information EU funding: € 2.35 Million Total budget: € 4.74 Million Duration: 45 months [May 2016 – Feb 2020] Background: The design of sheet metal forming processes is nowadays done virtually, i.e. by computer simulations.  A limitation in these simulations is the assumption of a constant friction value over the course