The core objective of the ’Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP)’ theme is to improve the competitiveness of European industry and generate the knowledge needed to transform it from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry. NMP research also aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry by generating ‘step changes’ in a wide range of sectors and implementing decisive knowledge for new applications between different technologies and disciplines. Funding the NMP research theme will benefit new, high tech industries and higher-value, knowledge-based traditional industries, with a special focus to the appropriate dissemination of research results to SMEs. The transformation of European industry into a knowledge-intensive one is essential in order to produce high added value products, which in turn is crucial to create new industries, and meet customer requirements as well as growth, environmental, health and other societal expectations.
Emphasis will be given to the following activities:
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies - studying phenomena and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale and developing nanotechnologies leading to the manufacturing of new products and services.
Materials - using the knowledge of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for new products and processes.
New production - creating conditions for continuous innovation and for developing generic production 'assets' (technologies, organisation and production facilities as well as human resources), while meeting safety and environmental requirements.
Integration of technologies for industrial applications - focusing on new technologies, materials and applications to address the needs identified by the different European Technology Platforms.
The NMP TeAm 2 project aims at assisting the NMP NCP Network to provide good quality and high standard services to the proposers and therefore helping simplify access to FP7 calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of submitted proposals. To this effect the four main objectives of this project are to optimise the tools at hand to the benefit of the networks clients, such as the partner search system developed in NMP TeAm, the use and further development of the NMP NCP Network website and other communication tools, to maximise the impact and add value to organised European wide events by organising parallel partnership building events, joint NMP NCP stands and joint awareness campaigns, to standardise the Network skills and provided services through the creation of documentation to aid the work of the NCPs and the actualization of the charter of services, staff exchanges, twinnings and targeted trainings and to forge and utilize the links with NMP related Networks, Technology platforms, the Enterprise Europe Network and the International collaboration programme.
This project builds on the results and the achievements of the FP7 NMP NCP Network project NMP TeAm funded under NMP-2008-4.0-11 - NCP trans-national activities in April 2009 including the further improvement of the partner search tool and the interactive website, the training activities, the partnership building and other networking events and the cooperation with the NMP related Networks. New modules for training activities will be introduced to assist NCPs target specific sub-groups of the NMP clientele, namely SMEs, RTOs as well as international partners. Importance will be based on strengthening the ties within the Network, an essential ingredient for stronger and more effective collaboration through team building activities
The Partner Search tool is open to all clients and can be used to:
- Search for Partners to join existing Collaborations
- Offer yourself as a Partner
- View the Latest Partner Offer
- View the Latest Partner Search
- Search the database
The NMPTeAm2 project is funded by the European Commission under the NMP Thematic area of the Cooperation Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme FP7 (2007-2013) under grant agreement No 290428
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