Funding News

With the year coming to a close, one of the most stressful periods for anyone working on Horizon 2020 proposals is starting: Calls for proposals are being opened in rapid succession. Last week it was the ITN-2018 call and this week has started with the opening of NMBP calls. As our infographic proved popular last year, we’ve once again gone over the available documents and have updated our previous data.

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Upcoming NMBP calls

Upcoming NMBP (NMBP: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) calls are:

Foundations for Tomorrow’s Industry

Open Innovation Test Beds:

  • DT-NMBP-01-2018 (Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components)
  • DT-NMBP-02-2018 (Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health)
  • DT-NMBP-03-2019 (Open Innovation Test Beds for nano-enabled surfaces and membranes)
  • DT-NMBP-04-2020 (Open Innovation Test Beds for bio-based nano-materials and solutions)
  • DT-NMBP-05-2020 (Open Innovation Test Beds for functional materials for building envelopes)
  • DT-NMBP-06-2020 (Open Innovation Test Beds for nano-pharmaceuticals production)

Materials Characterisation and Computational Modelling

  • DT-NMBP-07-2018 (Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation)
  • DT-NMBP-09-2018 (Accelerating the uptake of materials modelling software)
  • DT-NMBP-08-2019 (Real-time nano-characterisation technologies)
  • DT-NMBP-10-2019 (Translation of manufacturing problems into materials modelling)
  • DT-NMBP-12-2019 (Sustainable Nano-Fabrication)
  • DT-NMBP-11-2020 (Open Innovation Test Beds for Materials Modelling)

Governance, Science-Based Risk Assessment and Regulatory Aspects

  • NMBP-13-2018 (Risk Governance of nanotechnology)
  • NMBP-14-2018 (Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology)
  • NMBP-15-2019 (Safe by design, from science to regulation: metrics and main sectors)
  • NMBP-16-2020 (Safe by design, from science to regulation: behaviour of multi-component nanomaterials)
  • NMBP-17-2020 (Regulatory science for medical technology products)

Transforming European Industry

Factories of the Future (FOF)

  • DT-FoF-01-2018 (Skills needed for new Manufacturing jobs)
  • DT-FoF-02-2018 (Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration)
  • DT-FoF-03-2018 (Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts)
  • DT-FoF-04-2018 (Pilot lines for metal Additive Manufacturing)
  • DT-FoF-05-2019 (Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering)
  • DT-FoF-06-2019 (Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of large industrial equipment)
  • DT-FoF-08-2019 (Pilot lines for modular factories)
  • DT-FoF-12-2019 (Handling systems for flexible materials)
  • DT-FoF-09-2020 (Holistic energy-efficient factory management)
  • DT-FoF-07-2020 (Reliable and accurate assembly of micro parts)
  • DT-FoF-10-2020 (Pilot lines for large-part high-precision manufacturing)
  • DT-FoF-11-2020 (Quality control in smart manufacturing)
  • DT-NMBP-18-2019 (Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics)
  • DT-NMBP-19-2019 (Advanced materials for additive manufacturing)
  • DT-NMBP-20-2018 (A digital 'plug and produce' online equipment platform for manufacturing)


  • BIOTEC-01-2018 (Standardisation in Synthetic Biology)
  • BIOTEC-03-2018 (Synthetic biology to expand diversity of nature's chemical production)
  • CE-BIOTEC-04-2018 (New biotechnologies for environmental remediation)
  • BIOTEC-02-2019 (Boosting the efficiency of photosynthesis)
  • CE-BIOTEC-05-2019 (Microorganism communities for plastics bio-degradation)
  • BIOTEC-06-2020 (Reprogrammed microorganisms for biological sensors)
  • BIOTEC-07-2020 (Multi-omics for the optimisation of genotype-phenotype associations)

Medical Technology Innovations

  • NMBP-22-2018 (Osteo-articular tissues regeneration)
  • NMBP-21-2020 (Custom-made biological scaffolds for specific tissue regeneration and repair)
  • DT-NMBP-23-2020 (Next generation organ-on-chip)

Industrial Sustainability

Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE)

  • CE-SPIRE-01-2020 (Industrial symbiosis)
  • CE-SPIRE-02-2018 (Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources)
  • CE-SPIRE-03-2018 (Energy and resource flexibility in highly energy intensive industries)
  • CE-SPIRE-04-2019 (Efficient integrated downstream processes)
  • CE-SPIRE-05-2019 (Adaptation to variable feedstock through retrofitting)
  • DT-SPIRE-06-2019 (Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants)
  • CE-SPIRE-07-2020 (Recovery of industrial water, thermal energy and substances contained therein)
  • CE-SPIRE-08-2020 (Improved Industrial Processing using novel high-temperature resistant materials)
  • CE-SPIRE-09-2020 (Making the most of mineral waste, by-products and recycled material as feed for high volume production)
  • CE-SPIRE-10-2018 (Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials)

Catalysing the Circular Economy

  • CE-NMBP-24-2018 (Catalytic transformation of hydrocarbons)
  • CE-NMBP-25-2019 (Photocatalytic synthesis)
  • CE-NMBP-26-2018 (Smart plastic materials with intrinsic recycling properties by design)

Clean Energy through Innovative Materials

  • LC-NMBP-27-2019 (Strengthening EU materials technologies for non-automotive battery storage)
  • LC-NMBP-28-2020 (Advanced materials for innovative multilayers for durable photovoltaics)
  • LC-NMBP-29-2019 (Materials for non-battery based energy storage (RIA))
  • LC-NMBP-30-2018 (Materials for future highly performant electrified vehicle batteries)
  • LC-NMBP-31-2020 (Materials for off shore energy)
  • LC-NMBP-32-2019 (Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting)

Cultural Heritage

  • NMBP-33-2018 (Innovative and affordable solutions for the preventive conservation of cultural heritage)

Energy-Efficient Buildings (EEB)

  • LC-EeB-01-2019 (Integration of energy smart materials in non-residential buildings)
  • LC-EeB-02-2018 (Building information modelling adapted to efficient renovation)
  • LC-EeB-03-2019 (New developments in plus energy houses)
  • LC-EeB-04-2020 (Industrialisation of building envelope for the renovation market)
  • LC-EeB-05-2019-2020 (Integrated storage systems for residential buildings)
  • LC-EeB-06-2018-2020 (ICT enabled, sustainable and affordable residential building construction, design to end of life)