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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)
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...

Geothermal Energy
Train delays in the winter can be exasperating. Annoyance ranging from long waits in under-heated stations to travels in overcrowded wagons. Not to mention the...

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...

Geothermal Energy
The chaos caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland April 2010 and the dispersal of its ash cloud across European airspace was a reminder of the tremendous...

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...

Geothermal Energy
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, with an estimated ten billion tonnes manufactured each year. The everyday structures of 21st...

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.