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Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP)

Full 2018-2020 Work Programme can be accessed here.

A key element of the LEIT work programme is support for the development and deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) – micro-and nano-electronics, nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology and photonics.

The number of topics in The Work Programme 2018-2020 has been significantly reduced compared to previous work programmes (by more than 40%), with a corresponding increase in the average funding per topic.

This Work Programme stresses the need to involve the widest range of users in the activities through topics that explicitly promote open innovation through cooperation with other projects; enhanced user involvement; and accessibility to results.

The NMBP 2018-20 work programme has 3 calls:

  • Foundations for tomorrow’s industry
  • Open Innovation Test Beds Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components, for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health
  • Materials characterisation and computational modelling Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation; Accelerating the uptake of materials modelling software
  • Governance, science-based risk assessment and regulatory aspects Risk Governance of nanotechnology; Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology
  • Transforming European industry
  • Factories of the future (FoF) Skills needed for new Manufacturing jobs; Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration;  Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts; Pilot lines for metal Additive Manufacturing; digital 'plug and produce' online equipment platform for manufacturing.
  • Biotechnology Standardisation in Synthetic Biology; Synthetic biology to expand diversity of nature's chemical production; New biotechnologies for environmental remediation
  • Medical Technology Innovations Osteoarticular tissues regeneration
  • Industrial sustainability
  • Sustainable process industry (SPIRE) Industrial symbiosis; Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources; Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries; Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials
  • Catalysing the circular economy Catalytic transformation of hydrocarbons; Smart plastic materials with intrinsic recycling properties by design
  • Clean energy through innovative materials Materials for future highly performant electrified vehicle batteries
  • Cultural heritage Innovative and affordable solutions for the preventive conservation of cultural heritage
  • Energy-efficient buildings (EEB)  Building information modelling adapted to efficient renovation; ICT enabled, sustainable and affordable residential building construction; Design to end of life

Last Updated 24 Nov 2017

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