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  • Becoming Austrian of the year 2020, Dr. Jama Nateqi

    Dr. Jama Nateqi is one of the dynamos behind Symptoma: a world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) symptom checker with a +95% accuracy rate for over 20,000 diseases. We spoke to him to find out how he succeeded in realising a lifelong ambition to reduce misdiagnoses where so many other companies have failed.

  • Ground-breaking innovation projects announced between Japan and Europe

    Countries in the Eureka network and NEDO announce nine new projects to support businesses to work together internationally on new technologies.

  • Symptoma: the world’s most accurate AI symptom checker

    Misdiagnosis could become a thing of the past. With advanced artificial intelligence (AI), 15 years of medical research and perseverance, Symptoma, a world-leading accurate online symptom checker, is reducing one of medicine’s biggest blind spots. One in seven diagnoses are incorrect and eliminating this problem could save 1.5 million lives every year.

  • Invest Horizon helpin SME to get VC

    Good news for deep-tech SMEs: Eureka signs open innovation agreement with major corporates

    New relationship will offer opportunities for SMEs to establish partnerships with corporate venturing teams, in cooperation with the EU-funded InvestHorizon1 programme.

  • A new web platform is helping businesses get connected

    A secure web platform, capable of integrating data from different kinds of sensory and connectivity technologies, can help businesses keep better track of their assets and personnel. The platform could lead to new operational efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Christmas tree in the snow

    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.

  • A new Digital Guardian for offshore energy

    Offshore energy platforms take a pounding from waves, wind and rain, collisions and the harsh daily grind of operations. Digital Guardian, a new predictive modelling technology, has been designed to optimise these complex and costly assets in real-time. It analyses design, operations and maintenance to boost offshore energy platform efficiency, safety and longevity.

  • Eurostars-3: A key instrument for Horizon Europe

    Why Eurostars is an essential component of Horizon Europe.

    Insights

    1. Horizon Europe emphasises the need to reinforce support to SMEs for the research and development of emerging and breakthrough innovations. There is a need for policies directly targeting SMEs and that aim to close the innovation gap in the European Union.
    2. The Innovative SMEs Partnership delivers a unique 1:3 leverage cash effect on EU funds. The total leverage effect, including private and public funds, is 1:7.
    3. The new strategy for the European Research Area (ERA) recommends member countries allocate a target of 5% R&D expenditure to international funding programmes[1].
    4. The final allocation of funds from Horizon Europe to the Innovative SMEs Partnership should be proportionate to the budgetary situation of the Framework Programme.
    5. Eureka considers an allocation of 300 M€ to the Innovative SMEs Partnership to be an optimal balance between diversity of European interests and sharing the burden of budget cuts, while ensuring the viability of a funding programme with a proven track record for creating jobs and growth.



  • Digitising historical documents

    By applying machine learning to optical character recognition (OCR) technology, a Eurostars project has significantly improved the digitisation of old newspapers and historic manuscripts. The solution could be a godsend for universities, libraries and museums keen to make important archived documents public, as well as legal services interested in digitising old contracts.

  • Making a bridge between flood defences and renewable energy

    The world’s seas and oceans contain almost unlimited, inexhaustible power. Along the rugged coastlines and waterways of the United Kingdom and Ireland for example, tidal surges could provide plentiful clean renewable energy if harnessed in a cost-effective manner. The Eurostars SAFE COAST project has provided some much-needed momentum (and a wake-up call to governments) by demonstrating that affordable renewable energy can be combined with robust flood defence.

  • How is digitalisation and automatisation affect all aspects of our society?

    John Higgins is the former director general of DIGITALEUROPE, the European tech industry association. He was President of the European Commission’s Policy Forum on Digital Transformation. He is a Senior Advisor in Brussels and London on digital for global communications company Burson, Cohn & Wolfe. He will tell is more about digitalisation.

  • The Future of manufacturing

    Digitisation will be increasingly important, but it is rarely the main reason for a company thriving.

    “The New Industrial Revolution-” author Peter Marsh explains us how networks and niches put manufacturers on a twin track to success.

  • Belgium in the innovation landscape

    Belgium is an unusually complex member state of the Eureka Network. Not only does it have a federal level, three communities and three distinct cultural regions, those regions are also competent in applied industrial research related to the economy and have their own budgets, whereas in most other countries, innovation is a national level competence. This diversity is also a source of possibilities, since each region individually has the possibility to develop initiatives in the framework of Eureka.

  • The man who crosses deserts

    Oscar Chabrera has one of the hardest jobs at any start-up company: raising money to fund research and development. As co-founder and project coordinator at Spanish company Vilynx, Chabrera tells us why he became an entrepreneur and how to finance innovation.

  • New immune risk drug test opens up pharma sector

    A Eurostars project partnership has blossomed into an innovative startup, which aims to make the pre-clinical testing of drugs for immune response risks affordable and straightforward. This could help open up the pharmaceutical market to smaller European pharma firms, and ensure that medicines that reach the market do not have unexpected side effects.

  • Could this be the healthiest feed for animals?

    Animal feed is a critical element of the food chain, impacting both animal health and food safety. The Eurostars CoRouge project has helped a small company gain approval for a new copper feed additive that can improve the health of lifestock whilst fully respecting European Union rules. The success of the project has led to further research into the health and environmental benefits of a unique source of copper in feed.