Materia Nova, R&D center located in Mons, Belgium, is recognized as a technological accelerator of sustainable innovations in the field of new materials and processes. The approach of Materia Nova is based on an open and collaborative innovation.

The R&D center offers five different services :  Materials and Processes conception and innovation, Equipment Design and Process Upscaling ,  Analysis and Characterization, Life Cycle Thinking , Project Development and Management

From the understanding of the problems and requirements of our customers, we jointly select the best scientific and technical solutions which are then tested on a pilot-scale before industrialization. The development and the service provided are always unique and customized and give effective solutions as well as a major competitive advantage to our customers.


Our expertise in Processes (dry and wet deposition, compounding, bioprocesses, 3D printing, plasma reforming...), Materials (sol-gel, metallic and inorganic coatings, paints and varnishes, (Bio)polymers) and Smart Devices (biosensors, optoelectronic, thermoelectric, electrochromic devices) is a fertile ground for our strategic axes:

  • Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • Metal materials & industrial processes
  • Energy
  • Health Sciences and Technologies


  • Aeronautics
  • Space
  • Engineering
  • Transport

Materia Nova is present with the big names in the Automotive and Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors: SONACA, SAFRAN, AIRBUS, VALEO, THALES ALENIA SPACE … have chosen us as an expert partner on key development projects for energy-saving solutions and increased durability: non-stick coatings to reduce friction on the surface of aircraft wings, non-soiling and self-repairing, wear-resistant surfaces, etc.


  • A multidisciplinary team of experts
  • A wide range of cutting-edge equipment
  • An open and collaborative innovation strategy at national and international level
  • Innovative projects for and with industrial companies
  • Collaborations with R&D centers and universities worldwide
  • A strong network of companies, spin offs and start-ups (B-SENS, ESIX, IONICS and NANO4)


Avenue Nicolas Copernic 3

B-7000 Mons



Fritz-Muller-Strasse 137

D-73730 Esslingen