European Commission open consultation on “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP)” for next H2020 work programme

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) includes the parts of Horizon 2020 focusing on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), ICT and Space.

The objective is ‘to maintain and build global leadership through research and innovation in enabling technologies and space, which underpin competitiveness across a range of existing and emerging industries and sectors’. This is to be achieved by ‘the successful mastering, integration and deployment of enabling technologies by European industry’.

This consultation covers the LEIT-NMBP part, which provides direct support for four of the six KETs: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. NMBP focuses on bringing technologies closer to applications and the markets, notably by supporting pilot lines and demonstration activities. In this way, it addresses EU industrial policy goals as well as several societal challenges.

One of the key concepts is the support for ‘cross-cutting KETs’, activities that bring together different KETs and have the potential to lead to unforeseen advances and new markets and goods.

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