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Horizon 2020

Industrial Leadership - Work Programmes

Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufactoring and Processing - 2016/2017


On 13 October 2015, the European Commission has published the new Work Programme 2016-2017 for the key enabling technologies „Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing“. The estimated budget for the 2016 calls is EUR 279.78. For the calls in 2017 there will be an estimated amount of EUR 303.39 million available.

The facilitation of these key industries in the frame of Horizon 2020 is aimed at contributing to a leading role of European industry in the global market and at increasing growth in Europe.

The Work programme comprises the follwing calls for proposals and research priorities:

  • Energy-efficient buildings (EeB)

  • Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials Biotechnology and Production (NMBP)

    • Advanced materials and nanotechnologies for high added value products and process industries

    • Green vehicles (1 Topic)

    • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for healthcare

    • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for energy applications

    • Eco-design and new sustainable business models Safety of nanotechnology-based applications and support for the development of regulation

    • Addressing generic needs in support of governance, standards, models and structuring in NMP

  • Modelling for 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

Green Vehicles

The topic NMBP-08-2016 “Affordable weight reduction of high-volume vehicles and components taking into account the entire life-cyle” is a contribution to the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) and has been developed in close collaboration with this initiative. The EGVI activities of the Work programme part “Smart, green and intergrated transport” are supplemented by this topic.

The topics of the public-private-partnership “Factories of the Future” (FoF) and “Sustainable Process Industry” (SPIRE) can be found in the Work Programme part 17 “Cross-cutting activities” as described below. These calls are accompanied by other actions which are also given below.