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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.

Forming (rolling, forging, pressing, drawing)
Many of us drive a car every day and will be aware that to build a car, it takes more companies than just the car-maker. When it came to stamping sheet metal...

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...

In September 2013, Ford recalled 370,000 vehicles after a default in their steering columns, a severe form of corrosion, was identified. The cost of the recall...

Optical Technology related to measurements
The EUREKA research project OPTITUNE, lasted three and a half years and had a total budget of 1.3 million euro. Poul Svensgaard, who served as project leader...

Studies consistently report that between 30% and 50% of food is thrown out, most of the time, before it reaches the consumer,’ says Romano Hoofman, principal...

In recent years the rate at which new technologies have become available in the average car has been rather disappointing. Not too long ago, futuristic...

Diagnostics, Diagnosis
Shear waves, to be precise. SuperSonic Imagine has pioneered real-time shear wave elastography, which enables doctors to see more clearly what is happening in...

It's not just in James Bond. Royal palaces, presidential offices, military sites and electricity plants are just some of the places where state-of-the art...

Since the EXEPT project began in February 2009, main project participant ASML have seen their stock value quadruple and continue to see a strong upward trend...

In the future, coal and gas are expected to remain significant sources of energy, as renewables are still encountering many obstacles to widespread development...

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.