Consortium partners

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Tata Steel Nederland

Tata Steel Netherlands is one of the largest steel producers in Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to demanding market sectors worldwide, including the construction industry, automotive, packaging sector and manufacturers of hoisting, mining and earthmoving machines. Tata Steel Netherlands wants to produce completely climate-neutral steel by 2045, by switching to production with hydrogen instead of coal. This goal aligns well with the aim of DEPMAT to enable increasing the recycled content in steel production.

Geerts Dieptrekken

Geerts Metaalwaren has been Europe’s specialist in the field of deep drawing and punching for more than 60 years. With these techniques, metals are seamlessly deformed ranging from cylindrical to rectangular. Thanks to years of expertise, modern machinery and reliability as a supplier, Geerts is the cooperation partner for his relations. In all conceivable sectors, Geerts deep drawn or punched products are used to full satisfaction. Understanding how the increased recycled content influences their high-quality products is crucial to Geerts.


Outokumpu’s strategy is built on clear timebound initiatives and targets to competitively position itself for the future and moves now on to the second phase of the strategy with the aim of strengthening the core. With DEPMAT, Outokumpu will gain valuable insight into their processes and resulting material behavior.

SKF Benelux

Through innovation, we develop technology that offers our customers that competitive edge. It also strengthens our position as a market leader. But what’s the broader context for innovation? What are the global drivers for technology development? Take a moment to explore the trends and drivers that impact the markets, regions and industries where we operate. Understanding material behavior is vital to SKF, and hence knowledge on the novel green steels is required.

Bosch Transmission Technology

Bosch Transmission Technology is the market leader in the development and mass production of pushbelts for the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Furthermore, Bosch Transmission Technology also supplies electrical motors for the automotive EV sector. Also for Bosch, understanding the material behavior resulting from the increased recycled content is very important.

Materials innovation institute (M2i)

Materials innovation institute (M2i) is a network organization specialized in materials research. Our core mission is to support both the industry and society in finding solutions for materials-related questions in product development and production processes. M2i connects industry, academia and research institutes across The Netherlands and Europe. M2i manages the DEPMAT program and will enable knowledge dissemination via various platforms.

Twente University

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All of our research and teaching is focused on making a difference in today’s society, while preparing the next generation for the future. Twente University is specialized in the creation of material models, and accompanying digital methods, that are applicable in industry at scale.

Delft University of Technology

Top education and research are central to the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Our 8 faculties offer 16 bachelor’s and more than 30 master’s programmes. Our more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees share a fascination for science, design and technology. Our common mission: impact for a better society. Delft University of Technology has expertise on the behavior of steels from the first steps of processing to the application level.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Established in the 1950’s, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and resulted in our university being ranked number 1 by Times Higher Education Ranking for collaboration with industry. 15% of our scientific publications are created in collaboration with industry, and we have the highest number of part-time professors from industry in the Netherlands. The Eindhoven University of Technology has a longstanding history in developing material models and numerical methods to investigate material behavior across the different scales, from nano up to application scale.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) ensures quality and innovation in science and is one of the most important science funders in the Netherlands. NWO invests nearly 1 billion euros annually in curiosity-driven research, research focused on societal challenges and in research infrastructure. NWO is the subsidizing partner in the DEPMAT project and has granted the program within their Perspectief 2021 call.

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