Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing 

NMBP is part of the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies Programme. This specific NMBP-LEIT Work Programme aims at supporting innovation from its development to its commercialisation, bridging the gap between of the so-called “valley of death”.

RDI in NMBP has a strong impact on societal challenges. Nanotechnologies are part of everyday life, as they are present in electronics, medicine, and transport; they also have a considerable effect on healthcare.

  • Advanced materials offer integrated solutions that address sustainable development and enhance the value of industrial products and processes.
  • Advanced manufacturing and processing also enable new ways of production that are more sustainable and energy-efficient.
  • Biotechnology also has sustainability at its main focus; it principally targets sectors like agriculture and forestry which work directly with natural resources.

NMBP are closely related to the KET programme (Key Enabling Technologies),which supports “multi-disciplinary, knowledge and capital-intensive technologies”. According to the European Commission, development and innovation in some areas is essential to the European Industry. NMBP are part of the domains that could potentially enhance Europe’s economy as a global leader.

Horizon 2020 calls for NMBP

The 2016-2017 Work Programme is comprised of two broad calls, totalling 52 topics. The overall estimated budget is € 1,08 billion.

Call for Energy-efficient Buildings

Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Production:

  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies for High Added Value Products and Process Industries
  • Green Vehicles
  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies for Healthcare
  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies for Energy Applications
  • Eco-design and New Sustainable Business Models
  • Biotechnology
  • Modelling for the Development of Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials
  • Science-based Risk Assessment and Management of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Biotechnologies
  • Innovative and Responsible Governance of New and Converging Enabling Technologies

Public-Private Partnerships funding opportunities

There are also numerous calls for NMBP-oriented projects within the following contractual Private-Public Partnerships (cPPPs):

Fast Track to Innovation and the Horizon 2020 Prize

NMBP projects are also eligible to the Fast track to Innovation pilot. Additionally, the " Materials for Clean Air" Horizon 2020 Prize, endowed with € 3 million, will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.