LEIT – Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production H2020-NMP-GV-2014 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The “Industrial leadership” priority aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies. It consists of three specific objectives:

"Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" provides dedicated support for research, development and demonstration and, where appropriate, for standardisation and certification, on information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing and space.

Emphasis is being placed on interactions and convergence across and between the different technologies and their relations to societal challenges. User needs shall be taken into account in all these fields.

1.2 Nanotechnologies
The specific objective of nanotechnologies research and innovation is to secure Union leadership in this high growth global market, by stimulating scientific and technological advancements and investment in nanotechnologies and their uptake in high added value, competitive products and services across a range of applications and sectors.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • NMP-17-2014: Post-lithium ion batteries for electric automotive applications. The electrification of road transport is a key towards sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility of persons and transport of goods, in particular for short range transport and transport in urban areas. In order to reach this goal it is important to develop improved cost competitive and sustainable storage technologies for Electrified Vehicles (EV) achieving significantly improved performance with respect to current lithium-ion electrochemical storage technology, to allow the production of EVs that more closely match the performance of current internal combustion vehicles (e.g. and in particular considering the driving range). This challenge is complementary to a separate one present in the “Transport Challenges” Work Programme. This is also in line with the Roadmap of the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI). Research and innovation should build on the progress already obtained through previous projects, particularly those funded within the Green Car Public Private Partnership. It is however important for the European competitiveness that the next generation of batteries will be “made”, i.e. developed and produced in Europe.

European community funding

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

  • 16,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 October 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production (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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