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Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production

H2020-NMP-CSA-2014Sub call of: H2020-NMP-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 06-05-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €12,500,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Industrial Leadership
OJ reference OJ C361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Coordination of EU and international efforts in safety of nanotechnology NMP-27-2014

Specific challenge: The development of a novel safety culture for the nanomaterial research and engineering community, and the industry producing engineered nanomaterials and nano-enabled products is a significant challenge in the coming years. Incorporating the safety-by-design as an integral part of the core research activities of nano material sciences and the production of these materials and products would be a major step forward in assuring nanosafety. Such activities are currently on going in the EU and several other industrialised countries in a rather fragmented manner, necessitating specifically oriented action beyond the efforts foreseen in the context of individual projects. The increasing efforts of emerging economies and emerging science countries should also be integrated with the leading actors in the area of nanosafety.


The main aim is to bring together EU Member and Associated states and international efforts for risk assessment, management and governance by streamlining data acquisition, collection and management on regulatory oriented toxicology testing of nanomaterial, exposure monitoring, LCA, and disposal and treatment of waste nanomaterials. The coordination may focus on one or more of the following tracks:

  • Coordination of EU and international efforts in support of regulation, in  particular within the context of NANOREG and NANOREG II, which is a major undertaking jointly funded by FP7, EU Member States, FP7 Associated States and industry, and of the work carried out by OECD-WPMN and standardisation bodies such as ISO or CEN;
  • Expanding the international dimension of EU nano-safety research e.g. through networking of researchers, twinning of projects or creation of Communities of Research with the objective of sharing of best practises and harmonising test methods.
  •  Widening the coordination of MS, AS and regional R&D efforts aimed at management of nano-related risks with the objective of pooling resources for a transnational programme of nano-safety research along the lines of the nanosafety cluster Strategic Research Agenda 2015-2020.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 2 and 3 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:

• By exploiting synergies with, mainly national European but also world-wide, activities aiming at support to regulation, the project should lead to joint projects, twinned projects and global networks facilitating the goal of risk management and incorporating risk assessment in the early stages of product or process design

• The project should combine efforts with those of the Nanoreg project so that the expected datasets from the latter be complemented and cross validated with similar datasets from other projects running globally in order to reach OECD - MAD (Mutually Accepted Data) status identifying and brushing-out any inconsistencies.

• The impact of the NANOREG initiative, in establishing a seamless cooperation between industry, including risk engineering, and authorities, should be enhanced and expanded to include global market leaders.

• The project is expected to promote standardisation at international level.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions

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 one-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:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    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 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

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