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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.

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
New 3D imaging can help reduce the number of men needing surgery for prostate cancer.

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Cancer accounts for more than 20% of all deaths in Europe. PET, Positron Emission Tomography , scanners are commonly used to take 3D images of cancerous...

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Scientific research is not a linear process. It is a succession of many errors, few discoveries, and, sometimes, misunderstandings. In the medical field, many...

Optical Technology related to measurements
, Even a small spark of fire on an oil rig can turn into a deadly blaze if not promptly put out, as some of the worst industrial accidents have shown. No...

Optical Technology related to measurements
Horst Harrer seems a fairly typical German small business owner. His company Harrer & Kassen, which he started 20 years ago in the south-western town...

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
EUREKA project E! 3184 – Odysseus has developed systems to construct 3D images of individual patients’ livers, with their tumours or other pathologies, from...

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...

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Europe and early diagnosis is essential to save lives. Sixty million men alone aged 50 years and above are at...

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
When recovering from a laryngectomy, advanced larynx cancer patients often have difficulty in regaining the natural quality of speech they once had. Devices...

Optical Technology related to measurements
EUREKA project E! 2507 EUROENVIRON COPAP has developed a new detection device that will aid research into global climate change, environmental studies, life-...

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.