The D-NL-HIT project

Within the German-Dutch project, industry partners from paints, coatings, and adhesives collaborate to strengthen their market position.

The project partners are financially supported by the Interreg V A program to explore innovative solutions, develop sustainable products, and build strong interactive networks.

D-NL-HIT project empowers the iHIT Solution Engin

The iHIT Solution Engine

You need fast and reliable research & development processes to solve your challenges in color, coating, adhesives and 3D print industry?

Explore this disruptive concept for digital chemistry!
Our innovative iHIT Solution Engine is utilizing a combination of our novel, self-guided Machine Learning Algorithm with leading-edge, High-Throughput Automation.

Assuring fast market entry of your product. 




Let´s talk Digital Chemistry

Benefit from the D-NL-HIT expertise


Cut your costs

Minimize your waste

Save your resources

Reduce Research & Development errors

Create innovative formulation, up to 5 times faster

Expand your research capabilities


Disruptive concept combining Machine Learning with High-Throughput Automation

The sophisticated Machine Learning Algorithm transforms your information into a Digital Model: the Digital Twin

The Digital Twin provides you with a deeper understanding of your formulation

From the iHIT lab

To the web seminars

The iHIT lab - expansion of the OPEN INNOVATION SPACE

The Virtual iHIT lab - preview


Who profits?

Color & Coating industry

Print sector (Offset & Digital)


Polymer & Plastics industry

Additive Manufacturing / 3D Print


Success stories

Interested to explore innovative technologies already enabled by the iHIT Solution Engine? Discover outstanding companies from The Netherlands and Germany:

Collaboration in the Voucher program

Voucher program

Profit from D-NL-HIT funding

D-NL-HIT offers support for qualified development projects

Liaison Manager Marcel Hendriks
on the bilateral cooperation in the D-NL-HIT project

Many Dutch companies, SMEs as well as large companies seek support in the Interreg V A Region in the development of new paints, coatings and 3D printing materials. Here the D-NL-HIT project offers support in the cooperation between German and Dutch partners.
With the voucher programme, support of up to € 15.000,- is offered for qualified development projects.  Marcel Hendriks is available to Dutch companies as liaison manager as a network partner.

The D-NL-HIT partners

Supported by

HIT - Institute for Surface Technology

The HIT Institute at the Hochschule Niederrhein provides an OPEN LAB SPACE supporting Industry and University research. Combining Chemical Expertise, Automation, and Machine Learningwith an evolving data management system will spark your R&D and innovative product development.

At the HIT Institute you will meet both SMEs and large companies. All are driven by developing sustainable products in a short time with high resource efficiency. Our iHIT Solution Enginewill guide your efforts and ensure the best product performance for your application.

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