This is the second general meeting of the Helmholtz Programme "Matter and Technologies" (MT). MT started officially on January 1, 2015. At this meeting we will discuss the state of the programme, review recent results and progress in the different areas of the programm, and talk about the future. The meeting will take place in Karlsruhe, at the university campus. A mixture of plenary and parallel sessions will provide a general overview and allow detailed discussions and work on particlar topics. On the day before the main meeting, the students attached to the programme (up to an including PhD students) are again invited to come together to a special meeting only for students, the second MT students retreat. Details on this meeting may be found on a separate WEB page.