Call for nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and production H2020-NMBP-2016-2017 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:

  • BIOTEC-01-2016:ERA-NET Cofund on Biotechnologies
  • BIOTEC-02-2016:Bioconversion of non-agricultural waste into biomolecules for industrial applications
  • BIOTEC-03-2016:Microbial chassis platforms with optimized metabolic pathways for industrial innovations through systems biology
  • BIOTEC-04-2016:KET Biotechnology foresight identifying gaps and high-value opportunities for the EU industry
  • BIOTEC-05-2017:Microbial platforms for CO2-reuse processes in the low-carbon economy
  • BIOTEC-06-2017:Optimisation of biocatalysis and downstream processing for the sustainable production of high value-added platform chemicals
  • BIOTEC-07-2017:New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBT) in molecular farming: Multipurpose crops for industrial bioproducts
  • BIOTEC-08-2017:Support for enhancing and demonstrating the impact of KET Biotechnology projects
  • NMBP-01-2016:Novel hybrid materials for heterogeneous catalysis
  • NMBP-02-2016:Advanced Materials for Power Electronics based on wide bandgap semiconductor devices technology
  • NMBP-03-2016:Innovative and sustainable materials solutions for the substitution of critical raw materials in the electric power systemNMBP-04-2017:Architectured /Advanced material concepts for intelligent bulk material structures
  • NMBP-05-2017:Advanced materials and innovative design for improved functionality and aesthetics in high added value consumer goodsNMBP-06-2017:Improved material durability in buildings and infrastructures, including offshore
  • NMBP-07-2017:Systems of materials characterisation for model, product and process optimisation
  • NMBP-08-2016:Affordable weight reduction of high-volume vehicles and components taking into account the entire life-cycle
  • NMBP-09-2016:Biomaterials for diagnosis and treatment of demyelination disorders of the Central Nervous System
  • NMBP-10-2016:Nanoformulation of biologicals
  • NMBP-11-2016:ERA-NET on Nanomedicine
  • NMBP-12-2017:Development of a reliable methodology for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal NMBP-13-2017:Cross-cutting KETs for diagnostics at the point-of-care
  • NMBP-14-2017:Regulatory Science Framework for assessment of risk benefit ratio of Nanomedicines and Biomaterials
  • NMBP-15-2017:Nanotechnologies for imaging cellular transplants and regenerative processes in vivo
  • NMBP-16-2017:Mobilising the European nano-biomedical ecosystem
  • NMBP-17-2016:Advanced materials solutions and architectures for high efficiency solar energy harvesting
  • NMBP-18-2016:Advanced materials enabling the integration of storage technologies in the electricity grid
  • NMBP-19-2017:Cost-effective materials for “power-to-chemical” technologies
  • NMBP-20-2017:High-performance materials for optimizing carbon dioxide capture
  • NMBP-21-2016:ERA-NET on manufacturing technologies supporting industry and particularly SMEs in the global competition
  • NMBP-22-2017:Business models and industrial strategies supporting novel supply chains for innovative product-services
  • NMBP-23-2016:Advancing the integration of Materials Modelling in Business Processes to enhance effective industrial decision making and NMBP-24-2016:Network to capitalise on strong European position in materials modelling and to allow industry to reap the benefitsNMBP-25-2017:Next generation system integrating tangible and intangible materials model components to support innovation in industryNMBP-26-2016:Analytical techniques and tools in support of nanomaterial risk assessmentOpen
  • NMBP-27-2016:Promoting safe innovation through global consolidation and networking of nanosafety centres and strengthening the European industry through cooperation in nanosafety
  • NMBP-28-2017:Framework and strategies for nanomaterial characterisation, classification, grouping and read-across for risk analysis
  • NMBP-29-2017:Advanced and realistic models and assays for nanomaterial hazard assessment
  • NMBP-30-2016:Facilitating knowledge management, networking and coordination in the field of formulated products
  • NMBP-31-2016:Presidency events
  • NMBP-31-2017:Presidency events
  • NMBP-32-2016:Support for National Contact Points
  • NMBP-33-2016:Networking and sharing best experiences in using regional clusters strategies with a focus on supporting innovation in the NMBP thematic area.
  • NMBP-34-2017:Governing innovation of nanotechnology through enhanced societal engagement
  • NMBP-35-2017:Innovative solutions for the conservation of 20th century cultural heritage
  • NMBP-36-2016:Policy support for Industry 2020 in the circular economy

European community funding

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

  • 485,17 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

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

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2016-2017 (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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