BioMinE is an Integrated Project in the Sixth Framework Programme, following call FP6-2002-NMP-1 in thematic area 3
"Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices".
At the Lisbon summit in March 2000, EU governments called for a better use of European research efforts through the
creation of an internal market for science and technology - a "European Research Area" (ERA). The Sixth Framework Programme
(FP6) is the financial instrument to help make ERA a reality. FP6 has a total budget of 17 500 million euro that is
distributed amongst both RTD and demonstration activities. The Framework Programme is
the EUs main instrument for research funding in Europe. FPs cover a period of five years with the last year
of one FP and the first year of the following FP overlapping. FPs have been implemented since 1984. The Sixth FP (FP6) is
fully operational as of January 1, 2003.
Call FP6-2002-NMP-1 was the first call of the priority area 3. The call was published on the 17th of December, 2002, with
a closing date for submission on the 6th of March, 2003.
BioMinE was originally submitted and selected as the proposition Biometech in the call "Radical changes in the basic materials industry
(excluding steel) for cleaner, safer and more eco-efficient production" of the area "220.127.116.11 Systems research and hazard
control" under the subpriority 3.4.3 "New Production Processes and Devices".