2020 has been a challenging year for us all.
But challenges bring with them opportunity. At Eureka, we’ve reinforced our commitment to supporting you, entrepreneurs, whose great innovations make a positive societal impact and strengthen our economies.
Here is just a glimpse at some of the ways our network has supported your great work in Eureka's 35th year of existence:
- There has been an overwhelming international response to Eureka Canada's initiative of funding projects addressing solutions for the COVID-19 echo period Eurostars, our SME joint funding programme with the EU, has broken all participation records in 2020; watch out for its bigger and even better successor in 2021
- More organisations than ever before have joined our Globalstars Programme calls with Japan, Singapore and India and made the world of innovation even more connected
- 2020 saw our Eureka Clusters join in a call for projects in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with 41 viable proposals received representing over 200 million euros of investment
Sending you warm wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful new year.
Ulrich Schuh and the Chairmanship team at Eureka Austria
Clemens Zielonka and the team at the Eureka Secretariat
P.S. As for 2021, we have ambitious plans to offer an even greater range of support instruments to entrepreneurs everywhere. Watch this space!
P.P.S. It's 35 years since Eureka was born and to celebrate this anniversary in a socially responsible way, we've donated to the Belgian charity Natuurpunt.be, who will be planting 35 square metres of forest in our name.