An important pre-requisite for a promising funding application is a suitable consortium of project applicants. Usually, project consortia must have a minimum of three partners from three European countries; more details concerning such rules and regulations may be found in the document "Regulation laying down the rules for the participation to FP7 EC". In general, when building a project consortium the expertise of the project partners should compliment each other and ideally, the prospective partners should already be in close contact or collaboration. Possibilities for finding suitable partners are listed in the adjoining info box. With the following online forms, you have the opportunity to send your own partner offer or partner search for the 2008 call for proposals in theme 4 -NMP to the Materials NCP. This information will appear online as soon as it has been quality checked by the NCP. On this page, we discern between
Partner offer - Researchers who offer their expertise in materials research and who are looking for collaboration in possible project consortia;
Partner search - Researchers or consortia with a definite idea for a project who are looking for further partners to complement their expertise.