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Cross-cutting aspects

Within Horizon 2020, Biotechnology is closely linked and presented together with the other Key Enabling Technologies "Nanotechnologies", "Advanced Materials" and "Advanced Manufacturing and Processing". 

Furthermore the topic is closely linked to the Societal Challenges "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-Economy" and "Health, Demographic Change and Well-being" for example with regard to the areas of pharmaceutical research (biopharmaceuticals), food production, bio-based products and marine biotechnology (Blue Growth).