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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: Networking and sharing of best practises in management of new advanced materials through the eco-design of products, eco-innovation, and product life cycle management NMP-34-2014

Specific challenge: The production, distribution, use and end-of-life management of materials is associated both with costs and important impacts on the environment, such as consumption of energy, (raw and other) materials and resources consumption, waste generation, emissions and possible generation/management of hazardous substances. It is estimated that approximately 80% of all product-related environmental impacts are determined during the design phase of a product (Aldersgate Group). Eco-design aims at reducing the environmental impact of products, including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle.

Scope: Projects should network actors (such as enterprises, academia and research institutions) to:

  • share knowledge and practices on eco-design, eco-innovative solutions for manufacturing processes and eco-innovative business models in line with the Commission Communication “Innovation for a sustainable Future – The Eco-Innovation Action Plan” (COM(2011)899), minimise use of material, identify product life cycle scenarios that maximise the number of consecutive cycles of reuse, remanufacturing, or recycling, and/or the time in each cycle, diversify reuse across the value chain, or extend product or component longevity and thus increase advanced material productivity and profitability with final economic benefits for the European industrial economy as a whole; and
  • provide models to decouple economic growth from resource constraints. Eco-design principles, recyclability, required materials performance and cost-effectiveness could be part of the study. Life cycle assessment, including cost effectiveness aspects, should be used to justify proposed solutions, where appropriate.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 1 and 2 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:

  • Better focusing of further Horizon 2020 work programmes targeting the sustainability and competitiveness of European industry through understanding of how improved design principles will reduce consumption of energy and resources, while generating economic growth and creating jobs;
  • Contributions to a circular economy approach by fostering product design that facilitates recycling and reuse;
  • Contribute to achieving EU policy on Ecodesign, ‘Innovation for a sustainable Future - The Eco-innovation Action Plan (Eco-AP)’, COM(2011)899.

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.

    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.
    Information on the outcome of one stage (two-step) evaluation: For Step 2, maximum 8 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 9 months from the date of informing 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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