Call for Proposals - Theme 4 – NMP - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies – SMALL 2012 FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6 Closed!


The objective of the Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP) work programme is to improve the competitiveness of European industry and generate knowledge to ensure its transformation from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry, by generating step changes in knowledge and implementing decisive knowledge for new applications at the crossroads between different technologies and disciplines. This will benefit both new, high-tech industries and higher-value, knowledge-based traditional industries, with a special focus to the appropriate dissemination of RTD results to SMEs. The NMP Theme in 2012 and 2013 will continue to span the spectrum from enabling research, to applications and demonstration activities.


Maximising the contribution of nanotechnology to sustainable development

  • NMP.2012.1.1-1 Rational design of nano-catalysts for sustainable energy production based on fundamental understanding

Ensuring the safety of Nanotechnology

  • NMP.2012.1.3-2 Modelling toxicity behaviour of engineered nanoparticles

Cross-cutting and enabling R&D

  • NMP.2012.1.4-2 Hierarchical assembly of nano-scale building blocks

Enabling research and development

  • NMP.2012.2.1-1 Joining dissimilar materials (excluding applications specific only to healthcare)
  • NMP.2012.2.1-2 Fine chemicals from CO2
  • NMP.2012.2.1-3 Self-healing materials for prolonged lifetime

Innovative materials for advanced applications

  • NMP.2012.2.2-2 Materials for data storage
  • NMP.2012.2.2-3 Advanced materials for high temperature power generation (SICA)
  • NMP.2012.2.2-4 Cost-effective materials for larger blades for off-shore wind energy applications
  • NMP.2012.2.2-6 Photocatalytic materials for depollution (SICA)

New Production

  • NMP.2012.3.0-1 Highly efficient chemical syntheses using alternative energy forms
  • NMP.2012.3.0-2 Total Safety Management for industrial organisations

Raw materials

  • NMP.2012.4.1-3 Development of advanced magnetic materials without, or with reduced use of, critical raw materials

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 124,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 November 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Theme 4 – NMP - SMALL 2012 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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