Uppdaterad: 20 januari 2014
On December 19, VINNOVA held an Information meeting about the first calls on Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - NMP within Horizon 2020. The first deadline for proposals is expected as early as by spring 2014.
The Information meeting targeted researchers at universities, institutes and companies who are actively seeking funding for collaborative projects within the NMP-field. Calls of the NMP Theme span the spectrum from enabling research, to applications and demonstration activities, but also cover activities such as safety, outreach, structuring, business models and other innovation issues related to the NMP field.
NMP contains topics on bridging the gap between nanotechnology research and market, as well as topics on nanotechnology and advanced materials for more effective healthcare and low-carbon energy technologies. Another feature of the NMP theme is the cross-sectorial potential of nanotechnologies and advanced materials to drive competitiveness and sustainability. There is also a focus on safety issues of nanotechnology and support for the development of regulations.
A key feature of the 2014/2015 Work Programme (WP) is the continuation of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): 'Factories of the Future', and 'Energy efficient Buildings', but also a new PPP “SPIRE – Sustainable Process Industries”.
It is important to note that the NMP theme pays particular attention to the involvement of industry through its direct participation in projects and that participation of SMEs is strongly encouraged.
The meeting provided an opportunity to meet Dr. Nicholas Deliyanakis, Deputy Head of Unit, Industrial Technologies, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission. Dr Deliyanakis gave an overview of the opportunities within the upcoming Horizon 2020, NMP call. The national expert to the programme committee Director Ulf Holmgren as well as VINNOVA's National Contact Point (NCP) for NMP Dr Katrin Danerlöv was present at the meeting and there was also opportunities for networking and more informal discussions during the coffee break.
||Welcome and a short introduction to Horizon 2020|
Dr. Katrin Danerlöv, National Contact Point, VINNOVA
Presentation of NMP WP 2014 - 2015
Dr. Nicholas Deliyanakis, Deputy Head of Unit, Industrial Technologies, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Questions and discussion
||Experiences from the work in the NMP (Shadow) Programme Committee |
Ulf Holmgren, Director and Head of Manufacturing & Working Life Division at VINNOVA
Questions and discussion
||Coffee and conclusion of the formal Programme|
Informal discussions with Dr. Nicholas Deliyanakis and NCPs from VINNOVA
The meeting was streamed. Watch the recording here.
You are still welcome to use the twitter #-tag #VIH2020 to ask questions or tweet about the meeting.
VINNOVA will arrange several national thematic information meetings during December and January, please see the webpage Nationella informationsdagar (in Swedish) for more information.