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European Pilot Production Network Digital Platform launched!

The EPPN digital marketplace is now ready and available for you to use!
This interactive platform is a participatory ecosystem that allows, among other, promoting services, connecting facilities with customers, sharing ideas and collaborate. A tool for bridging testbeds and pilot lines with industrial users, policy makers, investors and other possible actors.
The platform will contain info on the several pilot lines existing around Europe. Those delivered by the H2020 Pilot projects are already included.
Please register, try it and let us know your feedback. More info and registration to the platform here.
Moreover, the EPPN is celebrating a series of free webinars to explain the purpose of the tool and it is main features. Do you want to join us?

Next WEBINARS will be held the 12th April 14:30-16:00h CET. Registration here.

Work closer with us by becoming a member of the EPPN Working Groups

Share your experience, knowledge and good practices on day to day business aspects of pilot lines from technology development, to IP management to sustainability or training aspects by join one of the four EPPN Working groups open to experts:

Would you like to know more? Join our WORKING GROUP’s WEBINAR on 23rd May 10:00 CET.
Would you like to become a WG expert member? Please contact:

EPPN at nanotechnology and materials events

EPPN team will present Project activities at the following events:

  • Workshop on “Driving economic development from nanotechnology”. April 11th, Brussels. More info
  • Workshop on “Nano-Enabled Printed Electronics”- Vanguard Pilot Project-New Nano-Enabled Products-18th April 2018, Karlsruhe, Germany. More info here
  • Workshop on “Nanowires for ICT and Energy applications”- Vanguard Pilot Project-New Nano-Enabled Products-17th May 2018, Lund, Sweden.
  • NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018-International conference & exhibition on nanotechnologies-Organic electronics & Nanomedicine-30th June-7th July 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece. EPPN will be participating within the “Integration of Nanomaterials into existing Production lines” workshop. Find more info here
  • BROKERAGE NMBP 2019 - Advanced materials and nanotechnology- July 3rd Madrid. More info here
  • March 2018 News

    European Network For Pilot Production Facilities And Innovation Hubs

    The pilot plants and test beds market place has started a new tool to support your networking and commercialization. It is now in beta phase and welcomes you and your feedback. Test it now at

    NRW Nano Conference 2018 in Germany

    Reserve the date, present your work at 8th NRW Nano Conference on 21st and 22nd of November in Dortmund, Germany.

    For the first time in its history, the 8th NRW Nano Conference is open to contributions to the “Call for Presentations” from the complete field of nanotechnology. Taking all contributions into account, conference sessions will be formed according to the thus indicated major fields of interest.

    Health & Medicine, Electronics & Optoelectronics, Energy Efficiency, Characterization & Simulation,Regulations, Safety & Societal Acceptance, Start-ups

    Submit your abstract before 30th of April using

    New strategies for responsible innovation in nanotechnology

    Nanotechnologies – the purposeful engineering of matter on the atomic or molecular scale - have given rise to great expectations in recent years. At the same time, concerns have been raised about possible unintended consequences of particular uses of nanomaterials.

    GoNano is a new EU-funded initiative aiming to demonstrate, in three pilot studies, how future nanotechnology products can be aligned with societal needs and concerns. It does so by including publics, industry, civil society organizations, policy makers and researchers in three concrete co-creative processes within the areas of food, health and energy. The three pilot studies take place in the Czech Republic, Spain and The Netherlands.

    The outcome of the pilots will be nine novel product suggestions for future nanotechnology, and three white papers with guidelines and policy recommendations to support the responsible future development of nanotechnology. Further, by demonstrating in a concrete way how innovation processes can be directed towards products which take societal concerns into account and address societal needs, and by providing learning material on how to organize co-creative innovation, the GoNano initiative will serve as inspiration for future responsible innovation in nanotechnology.

    Twitter: @GoNano_EU
    Project coordinator: Lise Bitsch, Danish Board of Technology Foundation.
    Mail: · Mobile: +45 3113 3203

    February 2018 News

    NANOfutures is involved in NANO2ALL (, a project funded by the European Commission, under the framework of Horizon2020 programme. It aims to facilitate a dialogue between scientists, businesses, governments, media, civil society organisation and citizens to discuss the important issues which arise from the use of nanotechnologies. NANO2ALL will also collect and share knowledge, tools and best practices of responsible nanotechnology research and innovation. The results of these activities will help the adoption of a more responsible nanotechnology research and innovation (R&I) in Europe both at the level of governance and R&I conduction.

    Among its activities, NANO2ALL aims to identifying societal engagement practices under the frame of RRI across Europe and beyond. In this view, we are now requesting you to kindly please fill out an online survey (available at that helps us learn more about what you (and other stakeholders like yourself) already know about nanotechnology and responsible research and innovation (RRI).

    We would greatly appreciate your response by February 20th.

    EPPN at EC Industry Day

    Reminder: visit the EPPN booth at EC Industry Day on 22nd and 23rd of February in Brussels. And if you are not attending this event, don't miss the live stream of all presentations and workshops. For the agenda, please check

    Open Innovation Test Beds: H2002 calls open

    Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are entities, established in at least three Member States or Associated Countries, offering access to physical facilities, capabilities and services required for the development, testing and upscaling of nanotechnology and advanced materials in industrial environments. The objective of the Open Innovation Test Beds is to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within the reach of companies and users in order to advance from validation in a laboratory (TRL 4) to prototypes in industrial environments (TRL 7).

    They will upgrade existing or support the setting of new public and private test beds, pilot lines, and demonstrators to develop, test and upscale nanotechnologies and advanced materials for new innovative products and services in some specific domains. They will be typically run by for profit organisations. Users could be industrial, including SMEs, as well as innovators and start-ups.

    Explanatory notes on OITBS:

    Open calls can be found here:

    DT-NMBP-01-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components (IA)

    DT-NMBP-02-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)

    DT-NMBP-07-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation (IA)

    Deadline Model: two-stage
    1st stage Deadline: 23 January 2018 17.00h

    Work programme: