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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.

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...

Biotreatment / Compost / Bioconversion
Hundreds of years ago, humans discovered flammable gas could be produced from rotting organic matter like food - a process called anaerobic digestion. Today,...

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...

Virus, Virology, Vaccines/ Antiobiotics / Bacteriology
EUREKA project E! 3025 MONALISA has developed a new, completely natural alternative to using antibiotics in animal feed. Formerly used as growth promoters and...

E-Learning
The media reports of a Spanish 10-year-old who weighed 100kg and a British eight-year-old who weighed 89 kg struck a chord in many European countries. Although...

Food Additives / Ingredients
Sedentary lifestyles and fast food diets are fuelling a disturbing rise in obesity in many western countries. Metabolic Syndrome affects one in five overweight...

Biotreatment / Compost / Bioconversion
Wastewater from ships, oil refineries and other petrochemical industries is heavily contaminated with toxic compounds. Stringent EU regulations apply to its...

Satellite Technology / Systems / Positioning / Communication
High-speed Internet services, video conferencing and large volumes of data transfer can now be accessible to all at sea, thanks to developments made by EUREKA...

Satellite Technology / Systems / Positioning / Communication
The ARTSAFE project is developing data collection and communication services for protecting and monitoring high-value or hazardous objects. Its new radio...

Virus, Virology, Vaccines/ Antiobiotics / Bacteriology
Protective clothing and sportswear needs to be tough and resilient to physical strain, so a fabric based on polypropylene is ideal. But unlike wool or cotton,...

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.