Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology

The Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) part of Horizon 2020 will support the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors. Horizon 2020 will have a strong focus on developing European industrial capabilities in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

This part of the programme covers different areas :

  • Nanotechnologies
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced manufactruring and processing
  • Biotechnology

Activities of the work programme will address the whole innovation chain with technology readiness levels spanning the crucial range from medium levels to high levels preceding mass production, and helping to bridge the gaps ("valley of death") in this range. These activities will be based on research and innovation agendas defined by industry and business, together with the research community, and have a strong focus on leveraging private sector investment.

In the area of nanotechnologies and advanced materials priority is given to the development of next generations materials, components and systems. Particular emphasis is also put on the management, safety and sustainability while adressing the societal and manufacturing dimensions.

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