Call for Proposals 2017 - H2020 - Transforming European Industry H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020 Closed!


The purpose of this call is to transform European industry through the integration of digitisation and other enabling technologies and achieve global industrial leadership. Success will be seen in global industrial leadership, notably in manufacturing, and in opportunities for re-industrialisation.

The call covers:

  • the manufacturing process itself, ranging from manufacturing excellence and flexibility to increased reliability, accuracy and durability, from improving energy efficiency and re-use of materials or re-manufacturing to skills development and novel ways for human-machine interaction;
  • the development of emerging and potentially disruptive biotechnologies;
  • the development of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

It complements the call 'Foundations for Tomorrow's Industry', and contributes to the focus area on Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services, by combining digital and physical advances for innovative new products and services.


This call covers the following topics:

  • BIOTEC-01-2018: Standardisation in Synthetic Biology (CSA)
  • BIOTEC-02-2019: Boosting the efficiency of photosynthesis (RIA)
  • BIOTEC-03-2018: Synthetic biology to expand diversity of nature's chemical production (RIA)
  • CE-BIOTEC-04-2018: New biotechnologies for environmental remediation (RIA)
  • CE-BIOTEC-05-2019: Microorganism communities for plastics bio-degradation (RIA)
  • DT-FOF-01-2018: Skills needed for new Manufacturing jobs (CSA)
  • DT-FOF-02-2018: Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration (RIA)
  • DT-FOF-03-2018: Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts (RIA)
  • DT-FOF-04-2018: Pilot lines for metal Additive Manufacturing (IA 50%)
  • DT-FOF-05-2019: Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering (IA)
  • DT-FOF-06-2019: Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of large industrial equipment (IA)
  • DT-FOF-08-2019: Pilot lines for modular factories (IA 50%)
  • DT-FOF-12-2019: Handling systems for flexible materials (RIA)
  • DT-NMBP-18-2019: Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-19-2019: Advanced materials for additive manufacturing (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-20-2018: A digital 'plug and produce' online equipment platform for manufacturing (IA)
  • NMBP-22-2018: Osteoarticular tissues regeneration (RIA)

European community funding

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

  • 251,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 February 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 22 January 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 21 February 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 03 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2018-2020 (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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