European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN AISBL)

Contact Person

Rue du Trône 98
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Prof. Michal Basista, Michal.Basista(at)


KMM-VIN AISBL has been founded under the auspices of the European Commission as a single legal entity with a supranational character to offer integrated basic and applied research, educational and innovation activities in the field of knowledge-based structural and multifunctional materials.
The KMM-VIN is an international, non-profit association (AISBL) head-quar¬tered in Brussels and incorporated under Belgian law. It is currently composed of 70+ members from 14 European States (universities, research institutes, large industry, SMEs, individual persons). The aim of KMM-VIN is to foster the creation of a powerful platform for research and development and industrial application of advanced materials.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies





Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Risk Assessment and Management related to the business area


Main Products / Services

Processing, characterization and modelling of advanced materials designed for enhanced performance in demanding loading and environmental condi¬tions like thermo-mechanical and impact loading, high strain rates and temperature regimes, aggressive chemical environment, and combinations thereof. Such regimes are typical of applications in aerospace and surface transport, energy, biomedicine and electronics.
These materials include inter alia advanced ceram¬ics, metal-ceramic composites, functionally graded materials, intermetallics, shape memory alloys, coatings, high temperature steels and biomaterials.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • MATRANS - Micro and Nanocrystalline Functionally Graded Materials for Transport Applications,
  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Manage-ment of Emerging, New Technology Related Risks,
  • INNVIN - Innovative materials solutions for Transport, Energy and Biomedical sectors by strengthening integration and enhancing research dynamics of KMM-VIN,
  • MatVal - Alliance for Materials – A value chain approach to materials research and innovation,
  • MATCH - The Alliance of Materials way to the creation of Materials Common House

Why we joined EU-VRi?

To get the current information about the research results and develop-ments; to facilitate mobility of researchers between institutes within the Virtual Institute and industry; to participate in consortia to address the R&D needs and support research collaboration; to integrate the available human and other resources concerning risk assessment and management related to the advanced material technologies; to get better chances for EU funded projects through including the partners with risk-related expertise; To provide better opportunities for the group members to affect EU policy.