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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.

Automation, Robotics Control Systems
A European consortium found a way for stroke patients to recover dexterity in affected hands and arms.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
A new test developed by the Eurostars MODAPEP project uses biology and mathematics to diagnose bowel disease and predict whether patients are at risk of...

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
Traditionally the biotech industry used reusable glass or steel bioreactors to manufacture biopharmaceuticals. The required cleaning and sterilizing of glass...

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
Nature is the ultimate innovator. Marine sponges have successfully survived on Earth for over 700 million years thanks to a particular biochemistry. Thanks to...

Road Vehicles technology
In 2009, Oliveira, made one of the boldest moves of his life, he decided to launch VE, the first ever Portuguese electric sports car company. ‘The initial...

Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Many European supermarkets offer loaves from around the continent - from the French baguette through to the Italian ciabatta and Germany’s dark pumpernickel...

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...

Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Many European countries have just endured their coldest, most protracted winter in decades, and the importance of a secure and reliable energy supply has never...

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.