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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.

Diagnostics, Diagnosis
Shear waves, to be precise. SuperSonic Imagine has pioneered real-time shear wave elastography, which enables doctors to see more clearly what is happening in...

Information Processing, Information System
With the help of the Eurostars programme, the first European funding and support programme specifically dedicated to R&D SMEs, an Israeli SME called...

Waste Management technology
The underlying technology uses totally biological treatment processes, in which micro-organisms convert organic matter into water and gas that can be used as...

Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
In 2006, Maria Otilia Carvalho, a researcher from the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal had an ambitious goal: to cut the huge losses of rice – a staple...

Solar/Thermal energy
Developed by a Franco-Israeli partnership, this innovative solar power technology introduces a new paradigm in energy production. Solar power plays a dominant...

Information Processing, Information System
And it’s not just the old classics that are selling. Many European countries have dynamic businesses that invent and sell dozens of new board games and new...

Aeronautical technology / Avionics
The EUREKA E! 3931 ASARP project has developed a small and cheap-to-build unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intended to cut the cost of maritime search-and-rescue...

Food Additives / Ingredients
Sedentary lifestyles and fast food diets are fuelling a disturbing rise in obesity in many western countries. Metabolic Syndrome affects one in five overweight...

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.