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Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stageSub call of: H2020-NMP-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013
Publication date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 06-05-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Stage 2 07-10-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €114,200,000 Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
Status Closed OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Materials-based solutions for protection or preservation of European cultural heritage NMP-21-2014

Specific challenge: Europe has significant cultural diversity together with exceptional ancient architecture, built environment and artefact collections. However time, exposure and environmental changes present significant threats to this cultural heritage (which is one of the assets on which the tourism-related industry relies).

Scope: Projects should develop one or more functional materials or highly innovative techniques in the restoration and preventive conservation of works of art. These new techniques may be based on a more in-depth knowledge of the degradation mechanisms in the materials used in previous conservation actions. They will ensure long term protection and security of cultural heritage, taking into account environmental and human risk factors. An environmental impact assessment of the new materials is to be included, to ensure development of sustainable and compatible materials and methods. A multidisciplinary approach should allow the development of practicable methodologies. Activities should focus on innovative and long lasting solutions in the conservation of cultural assets with historical and/or artistic value.

Proof of concept in terms of product and/or process must be delivered within the project, excluding commercially usable prototypes but demonstrating scalability towards industrial needs. Dedicated multiscale modelling, tailored (e.g. interface) characterisation, standardisation and/or the production of (certified) reference materials may also be covered in projects.

For this topic, proposals should include an outline of the initial exploitation and business plans, which will be developed further in the proposed project.

Wherever possible, proposers could actively seek synergies, including possibilities for funding, with relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes and/or cumulative funding with European Structural and Investment Funds in connection with smart specialisation strategies. For this purpose the tools provided by the Smart Specialization Platform, Eye@RIS3 may be useful[1]. The initial exploitation and business plans will address such synergies and/or additional funding. Exploitation plans, outline financial arrangements and any follow-up will be developed further during the project. The results of these activities as well as the envisaged further activities in this respect should be described in the final report of the project.

Activities expected to focus on Technology Readiness Level 5-7. A significant participation of SMEs with R&D capacities is encouraged.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:

·                                 Practical and affordable solutions in terms of cost and/or complexity of operation by those who will use the materials and techniques developed;

            Contribution to achieving EU policies, in line with the Lisbon Treaty recommendation to take actions on a global scale to ensure that Europe's cultural heritage is conserved, safeguarded and enhanced (Article 3).


[1] http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu; the relevant Managing Authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/indexes/in_your_country_en.cfm

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions:
    For single-stage and second-stage evaluations, the threshold for the criteria Excellence and Impact will be 4. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 12.
    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except that proposals will be ranked on the basis of individual scores for the Impact criterion before the Excellence criterion.

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process


     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     
     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement


     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

 

Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Flash Call info - First stage en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Clarification Business Plan and Synergies ESIF en

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