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FIT-4-NMP in figures

  • 3 years (1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023)

  • 1.5 million euro budget

  • 10 consortium partners

  • 12 innovation workshops and tech-transfer training courses to be provided

  • 100+ travel grants to be provided to talented newcomers

  • 20+ networking events to be organised in underrepresented regions

  • 5 valuable reports to be published


The FIT-4-NMP project is a support action funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to increase the participation of talented newcomers from underrepresented regions in the Horizon Europe programme in the fields of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and new manufacturing processes (NMP).

The project will take strategic and targeted approaches to facilitate collaboration across borders and between industry and research organizations.

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strategic support

  • Investigate statistical data on a regional level in the EU-13, EU-15 and Associated Countries to identify underrepresented regions with a low level of participation in Horizon 2020 NMP projects and with untapped innovation potential.

  • Analyse the complex reasons of non-participation of talented innovators in NMP projects via a dedicated survey

  • Formulate and communicate best practices and recommendations to relevant stakeholders

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Targeted support

  •  Organise innovation workshops between talented newcomers and NMP Top Innovators to facilitate their networking.

  • Provide training to talented newcomers on technology-transfer, proposal writing, and use of European networking portals.

  • Provide hands-on support to talented newcomers to prepare proposals for Horizon Europe.

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