Industry 2020 in the circular economy H2020-IND-CE-2016-17 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.

"Innovation in SMEs" provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond.


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

  • CIRC-01-2016-2017:Systemic, eco-innovative approaches for the circular economy: large-scale demonstration projects
  • CIRC-02-2016-2017:Water in the context of the circular economy
  • CIRC-03-2016:Smart Specialisation for systemic eco-innovation/circular economy
  • CIRC-04-2016:New models and economic incentives for circular economy business
  • CIRC-05-2016:Unlocking the potential of urban organic waste
  • FOF-01-2016:Novel hybrid approaches for additive and subtractive manufacturing machines
  • FOF-02-2016:Machinery and robot systems in dynamic shop floor environments using novel embedded cognitive functions
  • FOF-03-2016:Zero-defect strategies at system level for multi-stage manufacturing in production lines
  • FOF-04-2016:Continuous adaptation of work environments with changing levels of automation in evolving production systems
  • FOF-05-2016:Support for the further development of Additive Manufacturing technologies in Europe
  • FOF-06-2017:New product functionalities through advanced surface manufacturing processes for mass production
  • FOF-07-2017:Integration of unconventional technologies for multi-material processing into manufacturing systems
  • FOF-08-2017:In-line measurement and control for micro-/nano-enabled high-volume manufacturing for enhanced reliability
  • FOF-09-2017:Novel design and predictive maintenance technologies for increased operating life of production systems
  • FOF-10-2017:New technologies and life cycle management for reconfigurable and reusable customised products
  • FOF-11-2016:Digital automation
  • FOF-12-2017:ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)
  • FOF-13-2016:Photonics Laser-based production
  • PILOTS-01-2016:Pilot lines for manufacturing of materials with customized thermal/electrical conductivity properties
  • PILOTS-02-2016:Pilot Line Manufacturing of Nanostructured Antimicrobial Surfaces using Advanced Nanosurface Functionalization PILOTS-03-2017:Pilot Lines for Manufacturing of Nanotextured surfaces with mechanically enhanced properties
  • PILOTS-04-2017:Pilot Lines for 3D printed and/or injection moulded polymeric or ceramic microfluidic MEMS
  • PILOTS-05-2017:Paper-based electronics
  • SPIRE-01-2016:Systematic approaches for resource-efficient water management systems in process industries
  • SPIRE-02-2016:Plant-wide monitoring and control of data-intensive processes
  • SPIRE-03-2016:Industrial technologies for the valorisation of European bio-resources into high added value process streams
  • SPIRE-04-2016:Industrial furnace design addressing energy efficiency in new and existing furnaces
  • SPIRE-05-2016:Potential use of carbon dioxide / carbon monoxide and non-conventional fossil natural resources in Europe as feedstock for SPIRE-06-2016:Business models for flexible and delocalised approaches for intensified processing
  • SPIRE-07-2017:Integrated approach to process optimisation for raw material resources efficiency, excluding recovery technologies of SPIRE-08-2017:Carbon dioxide utilisation to produce added value chemicals
  • SPIRE-09-2017:Pilot lines based on more flexible and down-scaled high performance processing
  • SPIRE-10-2017:New electrochemical solutions for industrial processing, which contribute to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissionsSPIRE-11-2017:Support for the enhancement of the impact of SPIRE PPP projects
  • SPIRE-12-2017:Assessment of standardisation needs and ways to overcome regulatory bottlenecks in the process industry

European community funding

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

  • 625,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 March 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 1)
  • 06 September 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 2)
  • 21 January 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 3)
  • 19 January 2017 - 4 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 4)
  • 08 December 2015 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 5)
  • 24 May 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 6)
  • 27 October 2016 - 4 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 7)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

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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