The European Commission has published the Scoping Paper for the 2018-2020 Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing (NMBP) 2018-2020 Work Programme.
The paper was developed following consideration of the report from the Expert Advisory Group for NMBP and the results of a stakeholder consultation held over Summer 2016. It identifies two key priorities to be translated into specific calls:
Bringing the digital to the physical world – industrial solution revolution
- Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Biotechnology for high added-value products and industrial value chains
- Technical upscaling and Pilot lines
- Governance- New ways of engaging with society
- Science-based risk assessment and regulatory aspects
- Computational modelling for the development of key enabling technologies
- Factories of the Future
- Medical technologies for healthcare (ESTHER)
Post-COP21 action, Energy and the Circular Economy
- Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE)
- Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB)
- Electric Green Vehicles
- The EMERIT Initiative (Energy Materials for Europe - Research & Industry Innovating Together).
The scoping papers are working documents not formally endorsed by the Commission, the adoption and publication of the 2018-2020 work programme is expected in October 2017.