Advanced research centre for nanolihography (ARCNL)

nanolithography research (also thin-film and surface science related activities)

Dutch Polymer Institute

polymers and their diverse applications using a multidisciplinary, chain-of-knowledge approach.

Brightland Materials Center

Polymeric materials

TNO Solliance & Holst Centre

Thin film photovoltaic solar energy

Materials Innovation Institute (M2i)

Applied mechanical behaviour; Multi-scale modeling of mechancial behaviour; Durable surfaces, interfaces and interations; Functional materials; Advanced metals; Composites; Additive manufacturing and welding

RAMLAB (Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab)

Rapid manufacturing of certified relatively large metal parts using wire arc-based additive manufacturing (WAAM). The metal parts produced are typically used in a maritime, industrial, aeronautical context as well broad range of other industries.


Mechanical metamaterials, nanophotonics, nanophotovoltaics, self-organizing matter, soft robotic matter, ultrafast spectroscopy, living matter


Fusion energy and solar fuels, modeling of processes and material properties


Photonics, fluidics, hard materials, soft materials and devices.


Composites: Materials; Manufacturing; Regulatory aspects; Certifcation; Education.

Digital Factory Composites (DFC)

DFC focuses on the development and demonstration of new automated and digital technology for the production of composites.

 ThermoPlastic Composites Nederland (TPC NL)

Tape laying, compression moulding, insert moulding, recycling and automation (robotics).

AMSYSTEMS Center (Multimateriaal 3D printen Fieldlab)

Materials, processes, manufacturing machines and design methodologies for three applications: Ceramics; Printed Electronics and Dental applications.

ACM3 (Fieldlab for Automated Composites, Metal Manufacturing and Maintenance)

The Fieldlab for Automated Composites, Metal Manufacturing and Maintenance (ACM3) consists of three units: 1. ACM-TC, a centre for cross-sectoral technology development; 2. ACM-PP): A centre for specific production technology or product development; 3. MAMTEC: A centre for the development of “free form metal additive” production technology or product development