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

    The aim here is to secure Europe’s leadership by stimulating investment and uptake in high added-value, competitive products and services across a range of sectors. Advanced materials with new functionalities and improved performance will be developed, leading to more competitive products by minimising environmental impacts and resource consumption. Advanced manufacturing and processing will move towards more knowledge-intensive, sustainable, trans-sectoral technologies, resulting in more innovative products, processes and services.

    A broad line of activities will focus on the following:


    • Next-generation nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems
    • Safe development and application of nanotechnologies
    • Societal dimension of nanotechnology
    • Efficient synthesis and manufacturing of nanomaterials, components and systems
    • Capacity-enhancing techniques, measuring methods and equipment 

    Advanced materials

    • Cross-cutting and enabling materials technologies
    • Materials development and transformation
    • Management of materials components
    • Materials for a sustainable and low-carbon industry
    • Materials for creative industries
    • Metrology, characterisation, standardisation and quality control 
    • Optimisation of the use of materials

    Manufacturing and processing

    • Technologies for Factories of the Future
    • Technologies enabling energy-efficient building
    • Sustainable and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries
    • New sustainable business models

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:               Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:   Participant Portal
    Topic search:                   Find your topic
    Call descriptions, rules:   Work Programme NMBPCross-Cutting Activities (2016-2017)

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Exact & Natural Sciences
    • Technical & Applied Sciences
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences

    Industrial Sectors

    • Electronics, IT & Telecommunications
    • Industrial Manufacturing, Material & Transport
    • Other Industrial Technologies
    • Physical & Exact Sciences
    • Measurement & Standards

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • Industry / SMEs
    • End-users

    Your Contact

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    Cornelia Spycher

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    • Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials & Advanced Manufacturing & Processing
    • Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 05

    Open Calls

    Open Calls

    The Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to be published at the end of the year. For preliminary information on the upcoming calls please contact us.

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies
    03 OCT
    Organiser: Luxinnovation / European Commission - Health
    04 OCT
    Organiser: Euresearch Lugano / Laboratory of Science communication, Università della Svizzera italiana
    05 OCT
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network