Brussels, 08 Dec 2004
The European Commission has published a call for proposals for the thematic priority 'nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices' of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
The call covers the following areas: For Integrated Projects:
- nanotechnology-based targeted drug delivery;
- development of nanostructured porous materials;
- new production technologies for new micro-devices using ultra precision engineering techniques;
- next generation of flexible assembly technology processes;
- multifunctional material-based factory of the future;
- new construction products and processes for high added value applications;
- mastering 'industrial biotechnology; - environmental technology for sustainable production of added value products.
For STREPs, SSAs and CAs:
- towards 'converging' technologies;
- standardisation for nanotechnology;
- using nature as a model for new nanotechnology-based processes;
- three dimensional nano-structures based on elements other than carbon;
- interaction of engineered nanoparticles with the environment and the living world;
- interfacial phenomena in materials;
- new generation of tools for advanced materials characterisation;
- methods of computational modelling of multifunctional materials;
- advanced materials processing;
- multifunctional ceramic thin films with radically new properties;
- materials by design: multifunctional organic materials;
- materials for solid state ionics;
- new concepts for global delivery;
- roadmapping and foresight studies on the future of manufacturing (Manufuture);
- coordination of European manufacturing research activities;
- basic materials and industrial process research on functional materials for fuel cells;
- improved, energy efficient hydrogen storage systems especially for transport;
- cooperation with third countries in the field of nanotechnology, advanced multi-functional materials and new ways of production research.
For Integrated Projects dedicated to SMEs:
- multi-functional technical textiles for construction, medical applications and protective clothing;
- simultaneous engineering and production of integrated high-tech components for European transport;
- biomaterials technologies for implants;
- nanotechnological approaches for improved security systems.
For details of the budget for this call, please consult the original call text.
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.