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Sectors: Industry, Innovation, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, International Organisation, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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Developing countries: all countries automatically eligible for funding under Horizon 2020 are eligible under this call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call is the second Stage of the Industry for Metrology general call. Applicants for Stage 2 are requested to draft their proposals according to one or several of the 33 research topics (SRTs), selected at stage 1. This call for proposals aims to support research and innovation actions focusing on the development of measurement methods and techniques for industrial applications.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To drive innovation in industrial production and facilitating new or significantly improved products through exploiting knowledge in the European measurement institutes
– To contribute to the standardisation of measurement methods and techniques for industrial applications

Selected Research Topics
– Advanced 3D chemical metrology for innovative technologies
– Metrology for industrial pure water applications
– Metrology for innovation in pharmaceutical formulation and manufacturing
– Metrology for innovative nanoparticles
– Metrology for additive manufacturing production assurance
– Dimensional metrology for high-aspect-ratio micro-nozzles
– Vision based dimensional metrology
– Metrology for highly-parallel manufacturing
– Reference nanodimensional metrology for nanomanufacturing
– Traceable asphere and freeform metrology
– Electromobility and drive technology
– High frequency and dynamic measurements of functional materials
– Metrology for 5G communications
– Metrology for the electrical power industry
– Metrology for graphene characterisation
– Metrology for magnetoresistive sensor applications
– Microwave measurements for planar circuits and components
– Improved gas flowmetering at industrial conditions
– Metrology for small- and midscale flow devices
– Metrology for length-scale engineering of materials
– Metrology for manufacturing 3D stacked integrated circuits
– Metrology for the photonics industry – optical fibres, waveguides and applications
– Reliable micro mechanical test data for modelling advanced materials
– Optical metrology solutions for next generation lithography
– Industrial standards in the intermediate pressure-to-vacuum range 
– Torque measurement in the MN.m range
– Improved measurement technology for optically complex materials
– Optical metrology for quantum enhanced secure telecommunication
– Industrial temperature measurement: quantitative thermal imaging
– Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement
– Metrology for humidity at high temperatures and transient conditions
– Next generation time and frequency dissemination through optical fibres
– Reliable diagnostic methods for enhanced traction batteries

Among financed actions
– Basic and applied research
– Technology development and integration
– Testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment
– Limited demonstration activities