Strategic and targeted support to incentivise talented newcomers
to NMP projects under Horizon Europe
of Talented Newcomers, supported by FIT-4-NMP
"Becoming part of the FIT-4-NMP Innovation Workshop in Dresden was a good opportunity for us. The workshop, which focused on high-performance composites, aligned perfectly with our area of expertise. We learned about the competencies and resources required to participate in Horizon Europe calls and proposals. Subsequently, FIT-4-NMP alerted us to the Hop-on Facility call, and we discovered that we could make a significant contribution to the Multi-level Circular Process Chain for Carbon and Glass Fibre Composites - MC4 project, one of the eligible projects. The grant agreement for the MC4-NOMA proposal has now been signed, and we had begun our work as part of the consortium."
President of NOMA Resins, Poland
Partner of a successful proposal MC4-NOMA
submitted under Hop-On Facility call HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ACCESS-07-01.
What is FIT-4-NMP
FIT-4-NMP’s overall objective is to increase the participation of talented newcomers from underrepresented regions in NMP projects in Horizon Europe, as compared to Horizon 2020. Talented newcomers are promising innovation organisations – especially SMEs – that have not participated in H2020 NMP. Meanwhile, underrepresented regions are regions in EU-13, EU-15 and Associated Countries with a low participation in H2020 NMBP. The increase in participation of the talented newcomers will be brought about by connecting them with NMP hotspots, where important NMP innovations are demonstrated, as well as networking them with NMP Top Innovators.
FIT-4-NMP focuses on innovators working in the following areas relevant to Horizon Europe
New sustainable-by-design materials with enhanced functionalities and applications in a wide range of industrial processes and consumer product
Sustainable, flexible, responsive and resilient processes and factories, enabled by digitisation, AI, data sharing, advanced robotics and modularity
clean and circular industries
Process and heat electrification, switch to decarbonised energy and feedstock,
usage of hydrogen, CO2 capture and usage, catalysis and artificial photosynthesis, waste heat
recovery, and materials for re-use and recycling
WHAT WE OFFER
FIT-4-NMP provides strategic and targeted support to talented newcomers who
Work in research and innovation in one of the above fields
Interested to get funding from Horizon Europe for further development of product/technology
Have never applied for EU-funded projects, or failed with proposal application
Meet and network with top innovators in the field
FIT-4-NMP will organize innovation workshops between talented newcomers and NMP Top Innovators
Improve your knowledge and skills
The project will provide training to talented newcomers on technology-transfer, proposal writing, and use of European networking portals
Receive support to prepare a winning proposal
We will provide hands-on support to talented newcomers to prepare NMP proposals for Horizon Europe
Want to get involved? Check eligibility of your region and fill in the form below
- Tue, 12 Dec12 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 12:30WebinarOn the 12th of December, during a webinar hosted by EFFRA, the FIT-4-NMP expert will share practical advice on the Hop-On Facility call of the Widening programme, based on our experience of supporting newcomers in the previous 2 rounds.