The mission of KMM-VIN is to offer European wide access to research, technology and development in the area of knowledge-based multifunctional materials, to become an interface at the European level between the community of KMM-VIN partners and all other parties having interest in KMM, and to promote the mutual acceptance of KMM by, inter alia, building of confidence, development of quality assurance and traceability, and the implementation of the relevant standards. The KMM-VIN offers interested clients the services of ca. 40 universities, R&D centres and companies, at present making up the Institute membership, either individually or collaboratively. The KMM-VIN acts as a coordinator or participant in proposals to the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.