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MaterialenNL Conference, Papendal (Arnhem), 12 December 2023

Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Why is it important for the materials field to come together?

MaterialenNL Conference 2023

The MaterialenNL Platform organized its first national materials conference. On the 12th of December 2023, the MaterialenNL Conference 2023 was held at the National Sports Centre Papendal, Arnhem.


The MaterialenNL Platform and its partners proudly look back at the first edition of the MaterialenNL Conference and want to thank everyone who contributed to making the conference a great succes!

Aftermovie by Amplify Eventmarketing

The first MaterialenNL Conference 2023 started off with a panel telling the community to enjoy the fascinating interdisciplinary field of materials science, and to take the opportunity to bridge disciplines, to think of fresh ideas, to find at least one new contact and to look for collaborations.

The official photos and the aftermovie were provided by Amplify Eventmarketing.

Why is it important for the materials field to come together?

Prof. Arjan Mol elaborates on the importance of materials in the Netherlands, and shares with you why he is going to the MaterialenNL Conference, Papendal, Arnhem, 12 December 2023.

Watch the compleet interview
by Amplify EventMarketing

Arjan Mol is Professor of Corrosion Technology & Electrochemistry (TU Delft), Scientific Director of 4TU.High-Tech Materials, Chair of the NWO theme committee Materials Science, and 'Boegbeeld' NWA Materialen Made in Holland.

Uniting forces

Materials are everywhere, for everyone! The MaterialenNL Platform is joining forces with M2i, 4TU.HTM, TNO, NWO, ChemistryNL, Holland High Tech and Top sector Energy to unite the entire materials community at the MaterialenNL Conference 2023.

Register now! Register here!

12 December 2023, National Sports Centre Papendal, Arnhem


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 2023 brings together all these aspects and offers a broad package of activities.

What to expect

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

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.

Keynote speakers

Bert Meijer - Eindhoven University of Technology
Title: From supramolecular polymers to functional materials

Why is Bert Meijer going to the MaterialenNL Conference?
Watch the interview with Bert Meijer.

Ke Wang, Program Director - Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy
Title:  Let's talk about energy minerals

Why is it important for the materials field to come together?
Watch the interview with Ke Wang.

More information (incl. biographies and abstracts)


Critical Raw Materials for the energy transition

Materials for circularity & sustainability

Creating the next generation of functional materials

Materials for life/consumer materials

Prior to the MaterialenNL Conference, on the 11th of December, the M2i Community Conference took place.