NMBP is part of the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies Programme. This specific NMBP-LEIT Work Programme aims at supporting innovation from its development to its commercialisation, bridging the gap between of the so-called “valley of death”.
RDI in NMBP has a strong impact on societal challenges. Nanotechnologies are part of everyday life, as they are present in electronics, medicine, and transport; they also have a considerable effect on healthcare.
NMBP are closely related to the KET programme (Key Enabling Technologies),which supports “multi-disciplinary, knowledge and capital-intensive technologies”. According to the European Commission, development and innovation in some areas is essential to the European Industry. NMBP are part of the domains that could potentially enhance Europe’s economy as a global leader.
The 2016-2017 Work Programme is comprised of two broad calls, totalling 52 topics. The overall estimated budget is € 1,08 billion.
Call for Energy-efficient Buildings
Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Production:
There are also numerous calls for NMBP-oriented projects within the following contractual Private-Public Partnerships (cPPPs):
NMBP projects are also eligible to the Fast track to Innovation pilot. Additionally, the " Materials for Clean Air" Horizon 2020 Prize, endowed with € 3 million, will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.