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Nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices

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Main objectives:

Contribution to the creation of the scientific base for the transition of European production industry from resource-based towards knowledge-based, more environment-friendly approaches color identification

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Thematic areas:

:: Nano-technologies and nano-sciences
  • long-term interdisciplinary research into understanding phenomena, mastering processes and developing research tools
  • nanobiotechnologies
  • nanometre scale engineering techniques
  • handling and control devices
  • applications
:: Knowledge-based multi-functional materials
  • development of fundamental knowledge
  • technologies for production, transformation and processing
  • engineering support for materials development
:: New production processes and devices
  • new processes and flexible and intelligent manufacturing systems
  • systems research and hazard control
  • optimising life-cycles

The indicative budget allocated to the Thematic Priority Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices for the duration of FP6 is EUR 1 429 million .

Other NMP-priority related sites:

Links to previous activities:

Work undertaken on FP5 related to this area can be found at the following web pages:

  • The Thematic Programme Competitive and Sustainable Growth at: