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Summary of 2018-20 Work Programme scoping paper:

Publication date: 
17 January 2017 (UK time)

​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.


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