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materials innovation

Community & News 2018-07-03T11:19:45+00:00

M2i Community: connect with the network in materials innovation

The “Materials ecosystem”: we call it this because it involves all players in industry and academia, organizations and individuals, in fact the whole network which enables materials innovation. Driven specialists, researchers, managers and entrepreneurs – at established institutes, academia, large industries and smart start-ups. M2i connects with the players in the Materials eco-system to enable materials innovation in The Netherlands and internationally. Our personal approach has been well known for years. Now we are adding M2i Community: an online platform. We will start small, letting it grow and develop, and invite all players in materials innovation to build the M2i Community with us so that the entire Community benefits. We invite you to let us know what you want to reach with materials research and innovation, and how M2i can contribute to this in your view. Feel welcome to contact us.


Smart Packaging program started

As of July 1st the program “Innovative Smart Materials and Sensors for Packaging of Raw and Processed Food Products” has taken off. The program is a collaboration between M2i, seven innovative companies in the packaging and food industry (Ardagh, Avery Dennison, Douwe Egberts, Heineken, Oerlemans Plastics, Peijnenburg and Yparex) and the Technical Universities of Twente, Delft and Eindhoven together with Wageningen University & Food and Biobased Research (WFBR). The consortium

Just approved: 3DMed project on 3D printed medical devices

The project “3DMed – Development and streamlined integration of 3D printing technologies to enable advanced medical treatment and its widespread application” was approved recently by the Monitoring Committee of INTERREG 2Seas programme.

M2i starts project on non-flammable building materials

The development of new materials with extremely good fire-resistant qualities is very important and should help to prevent fire disasters. The project “Fire safety of innovative geopolymer-based building materials” under supervision of Professor Jos Brouwers and assistant professor Qingliang Yu from TU/e, aims at developing an eco-friendly inorganic geopolymeric binder for concretes and coatings, based on an alternative silica source, and with an excellent fire resistance. The research will also