Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials And New Production Technologies (Nmp)

Research Article
Paresh V Modh

The nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies (NMP) cover a wide spectrum of technologies and industrial sectors. The NMP theme focuses on smart and sustainable growth towards a greener industry. It covers a large range of industrial research activities. The research will focus on new applications and novel solutions responding to major challenges. Nanosciences and nanotechnologies are new approaches to research and development that aim to control the fundamental structure and behavior of matter at the level of atoms and molecules. As a consequence, different application sectors are concerned by the approach, so the aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of industry by generating ‘step changes’ in a wide range of sectors and implementing decisive knowledge for new applications between different technologies and disciplines. The central objective of the NMP theme is to support the transformation of industry from a resource[1]intensive industry (relying on raw materials, labor, energy etc.) to a sustainable knowledge-intensive industry. For future growth and employment, industry must incorporate knowledge into products with high added value and make processes more efficient.