Call for proposals 2017 - H2020 - Foundations for tomorrow’s industry H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020 Closed!


The purpose of this call is to lay the foundations for tomorrow’s industry in Europe, and to create jobs and growth through an innovation ecosystem for the design, development, testing, and upscaling of advanced materials and nanotechnologies. This should enable a vast array of applications and facilitate innovators to bring their disruptive ideas to the market. Success will be seen in an effective eco-system allowing innovators to overcome the technological and regulatory barriers.

The call covers:

  • Open Innovation Test Beds will provide the development and upscaling of advanced materials and nanotechnologies, combining digital, chemical and physical advances for innovative new products and services.
  • Advanced characterisation tools, predictive modelling of materials at different scales, and support for a framework to ensure public safety in nanotechnology.


This call covers the following topics:

  • DT-NMBP-01-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-02-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-03-2019: Open Innovation Test Beds for nano-enabled surfaces and membranes (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-07-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-08-2019: Real-time nano-characterisation technologies (RIA)
  • DT-NMBP-09-2018: Accelerating the uptake of materials modelling software (IA)
  • DT-NMBP-10-2019: Adopting materials modelling to challenges in manufacturing processes (RIA)
  • DT-NMBP-12-2019: Sustainable Nano-Fabrication (CSA)
  • NMBP-13-2018: Risk Governance of nanotechnology (RIA)
  • NMBP-14-2018: Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology (RIA)
  • NMBP-15-2019: Safe by design, from science to regulation: metrics and main sectors (RIA)

European community funding

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

  • 268,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 January 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 28 June 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 22 January 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 (Work programme)

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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