LEIT (Leadership In Enabling Technologies)

NMBP stands for ‘Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing'

NMP Strategic programming

  • Bring together activities from different challenges and enabling technologies
  • Provide support across the innovation chain from research, to development, to proof of concept, piloting, demonstration projects, and to setting standards and policy frameworks.
  • Make use of the full spectrum of funding schemes and types of action e.g. research and innovation actions, innovation actions, ERANets, SME instrument…
  • Integrate different perspectives, including the social sciences and humanities, gender perspectives, and international strategy

Horizon 2020 NMP Theme Work Programs Topics, (NMP 2016-2017 Topics)

  • Specific Challenge: sets context, problem to be addressed, why intervention is necessary
  • Scope: delineates the problem, specifies the focus and the boundaries of the potential action BUT without overly describing specific approaches
  • Expected Impact: describe the key elements of what is expected to be achieved in relation to the specific challenge

NMP Challenges

NMP Topics


Key Words

Bridging the gap between nanotechnology research and markets


2D-3D nanoprinting, Nanocomposites

Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials as enablers of applications in Health


Nanomedicine and Biomaterials

Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials for low carbon energy technologies and Energy Efficiency


Nanomaterials for low pollution and energy efficiency

Tapping into the cross-sector potential of Nanotechnologies and Advanced materials to drive competitiveness and sustainability


Nanomaterials for competitiveness and sustainability

Safety of nanotechnology-based applications and support for the development of regulation


Nanosafety and regulations

Addressing generic needs in support of governance, standards, models and structuring in nanotechnology, advanced materials and production


Infrastructure for multiscale Modelling & Testing


Public Private Partnerships

Article 19 Public-private partnerships
Public-private partnerships shall be identified in an open and transparent way based on all of the following criteria:

  • the added value of action at Union level;
  • the scale of impact on industrial competitiveness, sustainable growth and socio-economic issues;
  • the long-term commitment from all partners based on a shared vision and clearly defined objectives;
  • the scale of the resources involved and the ability to leverage additional investments in research and innovation;
  • a clear definition of roles for each of the partners and agreed key performance indicators over the period chosen.


  • Horizon 2020 includes scope and a clear set of criteria for setting up public-public and public private partnerships.
  • Public-private partnerships can be based on a contractual arrangement between public and private actors and can in limited cases be institutionalised public-private partnerships (such as Joint Technology Initiatives and other Joint Undertakings).

 Total Budget: 3.5 Billion Euros