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. In order to help you keeping track of all these possibilities, we’ve once again gone over the available documents for an updated version of our popular infographic.

The Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Work Programme, also known as NMBP to anyone working on Horizon 2020 projects, aims to secure Europe’s industrial leadership by stimulating investment and uptake in high added-value, competitive products and services.

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Upcoming NMBP calls

Upcoming NMBP calls are:

Foundations for Tomorrow’s Industry

Open Innovation Test Beds

  • 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-08-2019 (Real-time nano-characterisation technologies)
  • DT-NMBP-10-2019 (Adopting materials modelling to challenges in manufacturing processes)
  • 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-15-2019 (Safe by design, from science to regulation: metrics and main sectors)
  • NMBP-34-2019 (In support of documentary standards)
  • 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-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-07-2020 (Reliable and accurate assembly of micro parts)
  • DT-FoF-09-2020 (Holistic energy-efficient factory management)
  • 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)


  • 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-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-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-01-2020 (Industrial symbiosis)
  • 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)

Catalysing the Circular Economy

  • CE-NMBP-25-2019 (Photocatalytic synthesis)

Clean Energy through Innovative Materials

  • LC-NMBP-27-2019 (Strengthening EU materials technologies for non-automotive battery storage) was moved to H2020-LCBAT-2019-2020
  • 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-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-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)