Materials are everywhere, for everyone!

The MaterialenNL Platform is joining forces to unite the entire materials community at the first edition of the MaterialenNL Conference. 2 plenary lectures, 4 themes, 36 parallel presentations, demo’s and plenty of opportunity to network and to make plans for collaboration. Register now!

The energy and materials transition towards a CO2-neutral and economically healthy society requires a high level of materials awareness in all sectors and layers of society. In this process, the scientific and industrial materials community heavily relies on policy, economic and societal factors: companies need support from the government; scientific knowledge development and transfer is critical. The MaterialenNL Conference brings all aspects together and offers a broad package of activities.

The conference will be centered around four themes that materials research plays a critical role in:

  • Critical Raw Materials for the energy transition
  • Materials for circularity & sustainability
  • Creating the next generation of functional materials
  • Materials for life/consumer materials

The parallel sessions will be organized around the four themes. For the first edition all lectures during the parallel sessions will be given by invited speakers. The aim is to have a combination of lectures from representatives from universities (of applied science), research institutes and companies in each track.


The full program of the day can be found here.


Especially for the MaterialenNL Conference we interviewed a few key contributors to the conference and asked them several questions relating to the materials field. Please watch the video’s below:

Poster abstracts

On our exhibition floor we have room for max 50 posters. Please register and submit your poster abstract ultimately on 20 November. If the number of posters exceeds the maximum, our Programme committee will make a selection. We will inform you asap after November 1st if you are selected to present a poster so you can upload your poster on the platform. Note: all posters will be published on our event platform in advance (only visible for participants of the conference).

Poster awards
During the conference a poster jury will visit the posters and award three posters with a prize. 3rd prize: € 250 – 2nd prize: € 500 – 1st prize: € 750. The award ceremony will take place at the end of the conference. The poster prizes are powered by NWO.

Practical information

Venue: Hotel Papendal, Arnhem
Conference fee: € 100, — incl. VAT

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Organising team:
Luc Kikkert (TNO) – project leader
Veerle Bogaards (NWO) – science/communication
Marcella Klouwens (M2i)– event assistant
Martine Kors (NWO/ChemistryNL) – communications officer

The organising team can be reached by e-mail:

Programme committee (PC):
Matt Baker (Maastricht University) Chair PC
Bilim Atli (M2i)
Marc Geers (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Marieke Havermans (TNO)
Roxanne Kieltyka (Leiden University)
Peter Korevaar (Radboud University)
Dina Maniar (Groningen University)
Monica Morales (Twente University)
Wim Noorduin (Amolf)
Maria Santofimia Navarro (Delft University of Technology)

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