Horizon 2020 Work Programme

4 years ago  By  Iuliana Velniciuc     No comments

Publication of the 2016-2017 Work Programme for LEIT/NMBP

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016 and 2017 and a number of calls have been published on the Participant Portal

The part on “Industrial Leadership – LEIT/NMBP” addresses industry and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular and puts the emphasis on the industrial development and deployment of key enabling technologies (#KETs): nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing and processing (NMBP).

The overarching aim is to help boost the innovation potential of KETs and to transform Europe’s industry into a resource and energy efficient, human centred, and competitive industrial system.

Digital technologies are a major driver (“Industry 4.0″) while the KETs come into play when the cyber world meets the physical world.

The European Commission is expecting proposals that demonstrate their contribution to these priorities through new technologies and innovation. Proposers are asked to show how the exploitation of results will generate the expected impact and contribute to the European economy.

The deadlines of the 2016 calls for proposals are:

  • NMBP : first stage: 8 Dec 2015 /second stage : 24 May 2016
  • PILOTS (two-stage): 8 Dec 2015 / 24 May 2016
  • Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs) : EeB, FoF, SPIRE: 21 Jan 2016
  • NMBP Coordination and Support Actions, ERA-NETs, NMBP-08: 21 Jan 2016

The LEIT/NMBP work programme is published in three parts:

  • The LEIT Introduction applies to all calls and describes general requirements, including a section on Business cases and exploitation strategies for industrialisation
  • The LEIT-NMBP part includes Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) and NMBP
  • The Cross-Cutting part of the Work Programme includes the calls for PILOTS, Factories of the Future (FoF), and Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE) in the Focus Area ‘Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy’

The Work Programme and calls are published on the Participant Portal. For further explanations and questions, you can call the National Contact Points.

Find partners or offer your expertise for a proposal via the search tool of the National Contact Points.

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