Call for Proposals - Materials for Green Cars - 2012 FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS 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.

Today a multitude of innovative concepts and materials are available and used in vehicles and transport carriers; their further market uptake has been hindered to date by the relatively high costs associated with the development and implementation of advanced materials and production technologies. So, further research is needed to improve this situation. Considering the large scope of potential novel materials applications, this call will focus on two issues: the development of innovative materials for batteries based on nanotechnology; and the development of new lightweight materials and respective technologies for vehicle applications.


  • GC.NMP.2012-1 Innovative automotive electrochemical storage applications based on nanotechnology
  • GC.NMP.2012-2 / GC.SST.2012.1-1 / GC.ENV.2012-6.6-3 The topic on Innovative advanced lightweight materials for the next generation of environmentally-friendly electric vehicles is identical in each theme. Hence, each proposal must be submitted only once either to topic GC.NMP.2012-2 or to topic GC.ENV.2012-6.6-3 or topic GC.SST.2012.1-1, but not to all.

European community funding

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

  • 35,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Environment (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Materials for Green Cars - 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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