NMP is the Industrial Technologies programme within FP7. Every year industries, research organisations, universities and other stakeholders are invited to submit project proposals which are addressing the technical content/scope and the expected impact as described in the workprogramme. All information about the calls can be found on the CORDIS website.
Consortia are invited to submit together project proposals which are addressing the technical content/scope and the expected impact as described in the workprogramme. There is not a so-called ' ideal project consortium. The call is open for all type of partners and especially new-comers are invited to participate. In case you like to participate and you need information about consortium set-up and/or you are seeking (additional) partners we advice you to contact the NMP NCP network.
The Commission is responsible for the evaluation of the proposals. For this evaluation independent experts in the field of the priorities are invited. taking into account expertises, country distribution, gender and balance in new/experienced evaluators. Experts are not allowed to be affiliated with the project partners taking part in the project proposals which they have to evaluate. In case you are interested to be invited as an expert you are welcome to register yourself in the expert database database: https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/ .