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.


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.

Through regular calls for projects, 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 Europe retains its leading position in the world market.

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 EUREKA is its flexibility: roadmaps and projects are continuously adapted in response to the rapidly changing technological environment and market demands.

Discover more information about clusters by reading the EUREKA Clusters : Essential Instruments for Global Competitiveness document. Any group of companies and research organisations willing to set up a cluster can submit a proposition by filling the official form to create a EUREKA cluster.  

Check out EUREKA clusters by tech areas



CATRENE (2008-2016)
EURIPIDES² (2013-2020)
ITEA 3 (2014-2022)
EUROGIA2020 (2013-2020)



CELTIC Plus (2011-2019) ACQUEAU (2010-2015)