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EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched in 1985, to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors. It is composed of 41 member states, including the European Union represented by the Commission and...

EUREKA remains to this day the only initiative of its kind committed to the ‘bottom-up’principle - ensuring that any R&D project with a good business plan receives the support it deserves, independent of its technological nature, or the type of organisations involved.

The EUREKA Initiative is not a direct funding instrument. EUREKA projects are funded in a decentralised manner from national sources and depending on national rules. Project participants should contact their EUREKA National Project Coordinator to receive information regarding funding availability...

When an application is endorsed for EUREKA status by the network’s High Level Group, the new project is given the EUREKA ‘label’. The internationally recognised EUREKA label adds value to a project and gives participants a competitive edge in their dealings with financial, technical and commercial...

EUREKA’s organisational structure is composed of 3 main bodies: the Chair, the National Representatives and the Secretariat.

NPCs are running the National EUREKA Offices at an operational level. They are responsible for project generation, national and international support and follow-up. They are the direct contact with project participants facilitating the setting-up and running of a project.

The HLRs are the representative of the HLG. The ministry responsible for EUREKA in each member country names its HLR which in turn endorses new EUREKA projects, takes decisions on the management of EUREKA and prepares new EUREKA policy discussions.

The EUREKA Chair rotates yearly among EUREKA’s member countries. The Chairman implements a three-year rolling programme in cooperation with the previous and future Chairs (the 'Troika'). Its role is to sustain the momentum of the work of EUREKA, organise in the chair country meetings. The Chair...

The EUREKA Secretariat (ESE), based in Brussels, is acting as the central support unit for the network. It manages the project database and undertakes marketing, communications and network-development activities. The ESE acts also as the implementing body of the Eurostars joint programme with the...

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.