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Success stories

With its bottom-up approach, EUREKA supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily life of everyday people. The commercialisation of the innovative products, processes and services from hundreds of successfully completed projects have added billions of euro to national economies.

Here is a selection of our best innovative R&D projects.

Paper technology
Saica, a family-owned Spanish paper and packaging business, developed a cost-effective, ‘green’ solution to meet growing demand for white-grade top-coated paper (testliners). Thanks to EUREKA pre-market support, that technology is now being applied at a new production plant.

Information Technology/Informatics
Dreams can come true, especially if your name is Tim Berners-Lee. His vision of a “web of data” able to be processed by machines has left the realm of science fiction and entered the real world, as new applications, tools and business models give today’s “semantic web” its much-needed edge. One EUREKA project is in the thick of it.
A BTM could replace today´s ATMs in the near future.

ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMS TECHNOLOGY
To integrate new digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, into global financial systems requires that checks and balances be put in place to ensure adherence to local laws and regulations and protect consumers from fraud while maintaining privacy. This is where the Blockchain PISC project comes in.

Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology and engineering
Spanish refinery Cepsa headed up the team that devised a cutting-edge recycling method to use old tyres to repair the country's roads. Some 9,000 residents...

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.