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  • Singapore: A global-Asia gateway for R&D and innovation

    Home to world-class innovations like the Supertree Grove in the Gardens by the Bay, one of the most iconic green city concepts of the past decade, Singapore is excelling in research, development and innovation. Each Supertree houses a diverse combination of plants and integrated cooling systems and solar panels that mean the structures have a surprisingly positive environmental impact. And just like the Supertrees, the small city state of Singapore is packed with a thriving R&D and innovation ecosystem of its own.

  • Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy visits INSTER Spain to witness development of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications terminal

    The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, H.E. Mr. Moon Sungwook, visited INSTER to learn about the progress of the development of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite  communications terminal for NewSpace - a Eureka-supported R&D collaboration between Spain and South Korea.

    • The NewSpace concept, regarding LEO satellite constellations and its corresponding ground-based terminals and applications, emerges as a paradigm for high-bandwidth ubiquitous communications for the digital world, just as 5G is for terrestrial ones, a convergence between the two being expected.
    • This development is being carried out by the Spanish company INSTER, responsible for the antenna terminal, and the Korean companies ASAT and ETRI, responsible for the modem.
    • The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and its South Korean counterpart, the Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT), are funding this project under the Eureka program.
    • This project will position INSTER at the technological forefront of LEO satellite communications and will allow it to lead its deployment in cutting-edge fields such as connected and autonomous terrestrial and aerial vehicles or the extension of broadband communications in areas without coverage.
  • The Austrian Chairmanship concludes with a new Eureka (and a new Head for its Brussels Secretariat)

    The Eureka network and an engaged and energetic team at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) overcame COVID-19-imposed obstacles to secure Eureka a place in the European Innovation Area.

  • New security for IoT networks

    Security breaches to internet of things (IoT) devices pose a major risk. Now, a new system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to secure IoT networks and alert users of threats. Luxembourg-based company HITEC Luxembourg S.A. and their R&D project partners are developing this security for a range of IoT applications.

  • 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 InvestHorizon 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.