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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: Novel visualization tools for enhanced nanotechnology awareness NMP-31-2014

Specific challenge: Recent surveys show that the awareness in the public about nanotechnology based products is very low and that awareness without detailed information creates insecurity. In that respect, novel visualization tools are a key element for enhanced communication and improvement of societal understanding of nanotechnology.

Scope: The major efforts of the project should be dedicated to the development of content aimed at enhanced communication, outreach and balanced information on nanotechnology with youngsters, civil society organisations, the media, and the lay public as the target audience. The content should be made available using novel visualisation, which is not only characterised by a geometry but also has attributes, semantics, and possibly interaction with time. The content should be built either from existing data (e.g. from finished or on-going FP7 projects) or from new data (e.g. from modelling efforts on nano-toxicology phenomena). The projects should make use of commercially available technologies to create an interactive environment for the information visualization. This can be a single user environment (e.g. immersion), but the project should also have a significant component where the environment can be experienced collectively (e.g. 3D projection techniques). Gender aspects should be taken into account, avoiding stereotypes.   Furthermore, the project should also involve appropriate disciplines of Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities.

Media produced within the project should be made available under a public copyright license such as e.g. under a creative commons license.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 500 000 and 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. No more than one proposal will be funded.

Expected impact:

•  contribute effectively in raising the awareness of Europe's citizens, and in particular the target groups mentioned above, on nanotechnology and enhance their understanding through media available under a public copyright licence (e.g. a creative common license);

•  enhance the use of novel visualisation techniques beyond the project lifetime for outreach activities in the area of nanotechnologies

• support, beyond the lifetime of the project, the communication and education activities of various stakeholders: researchers, industrialists, investors, museums and/or schools;

•  enhance support to good governance in nanotechnology;

•  contribute to the implementation of the European Commission’s Action Plan for Nanotechnology.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Action

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

    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.

  7. 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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