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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.

OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES
British and German laser specialists joined forces to develop a new standard in ultra-compact high-energy laser systems capable of printing and cutting even the trickiest materials like glass and plastics. Their timing could not have been better as the laser printing market took off on the back of a consumer manufacturing boom.

Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Forklifts and similar material-handling vehicles pump out eight times more CO2 emissions than regular passenger vehicles. Danish and German specialists teamed up to bring these large diesel-powered workhorses into the 21st century thanks to developments in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

Environmental Engineering / Technology
You will never hear it broadcasted on the airwaves, but AZ Radio, a project funded by the Eurostars programme, is likely to be a topic of conversation on the...

Environmental Engineering / Technology
The World Health Organisation estimates that in 2000, injections with contaminated syringes caused not only 21 million hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections...

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...

Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Maritime trade may be one of the oldest forms of transport, yet today cargo transported by the shipping industry represents roughly one-third of the value of...

Road Vehicles technology
The EUREKA E! 3722 4 SAVE project has resulted in a design for high tech polyvalent rescue vehicles able to take paramedics to a disaster area and immediately...

Road Vehicles technology
The EUREKA E! 3734 i-StARS project is developing a compact, fully integrated and low-cost start-stop system for cars to replace conventional alternators in...

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.