PILOTS-03-2017: Pilot Lines for Manufacturing of Nanotextures surfaces with mechanically enhanced properties

This program supports the demonstration and piloting of surface nanotexturing lines. 

Activities supported 

The proposed pilot lines should address the development, upscaling and demonstration in relevant industrial environments of reliable manufacturing processes to obtain nanostructured surfaces with mechanically enhanced properties. 


The applicant must be a consortium of at least 3 different unrelated legal entities in 3 different Horizon 2020 affiliated countries.  


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 and 8 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Funding rate is 70% for profit seeking organizations and 100% for non-profits. 

Upcoming calls 

This program will have 1 more call on 2016 October 27 which has a budget of 48 million euros that it shares with 2 other research programs.