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EUREKA ‘Clusters’ are long-term, strategically significant industrial initiatives. They usually have a large number of participants, and aim to develop generic technologies of key importance for European competitiveness mainly in ICT, energy and more recently in the biotechnology sector.
Clusters bring together large companies, often competitors, along with SMEs, research institutes and universities, sharing both the risk and benefits of innovation. They focus on developing and commercially exploiting new technologies. Their goal is to ensure that
Initiated by industry in close collaboration with national funding authorities, each Cluster has a technological ‘roadmap’ defining the most important strategic domains. Specific goals are achieved through scores of individual projects. A key asset of
Any group of companies and research organisations willing to set up a cluster can submit a proposition by filling up our official form, which you can obtain here.
Clusters aim to exploit the technologies developed through existing national and European programmes and play an important role in defining European standards and interoperability.
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