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Updated Nanotech and Manufacturing 2017 Work Programme

Publication date: 
1 August 2016 (UK time)

The EC has now published the summer updates to the 2016-2017 Work Programmes. The Work Programme for Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing’ has the following changes:

  • topic NMBP-38-2017 ‘Support for the enhancement of the impact of PILOT projects’ has been added
  • a tightened focus and clarification on the expected impact for several topics: NMBP-22 Business models, NMBP-37 Future supply chains (the budget has additionally been reduced to €1.2M), SPIRE-12 Focus on Standardisation and SPIRE-13 Industrial symbiosis
  • stressed links to the relevant policies (Digital Single Market, Energy Union, Climate action and Circular Economy)
  • clarification in call conditions
  • new provisions on open access to data
  • revisions to the introductory text for the computational modelling topics

The indicative budget for this Work Programme is €571.25 million. Topics for the main NMBP call are themed to the following areas:

  • Advanced materials and nanotechnologies for high added value products and process industries
  • Green vehicles
  • Advanced materials and nanotechnologies for healthcare
  • Eco-design and new sustainable business models
  • Biotechnology
  • Computation materials modelling from 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

There is also a call for Energy-Efficient buildings. Part of the NMBP budget also goes towards calls in the ‘Cross-Cutting Activities (focus areas)’ Work programme part on Pilots, Factories of the Future, Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE) and Circular economies.

Calls either opened in May 2016 (the main NMBP call) or will open in September 2016.


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