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Success stories

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.

Delivering MRI scans to medical staff in a fraction of a second could significantly boost the effectiveness of various treatments, reduce patient risk and lower costs through shorter hospital stays and higher throughput.Delivering MRI scans to medical staff in a fraction of a second could significantly boost the effectiveness of various treatments, reduce patient risk and lower costs through shorter hospital stays and higher throughput.

Technologies for the food industry
A Dutch-Danish consortium believes Europeans and northern Americans will soon eat insects again like the Romans. Eureka spotted a sector worth gambling on.

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.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to the innovation and hard work of six partner organisations, led by Germany’s GT Elektrotechnische Produkte, a new form of polyurethane gel called...

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
When it comes to renewable energy the question is always the same: would it be a sustainable business if it was not heavily subsidised by public funds? In...

Technologies for the food industry
Ali Ozbugday comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. The family was part of the revolution which, after decades of dependence on imports in the agricultural...

The problem of how to prevent a chip from overheating has long challenged computer experts and almost all telecommunication companies have had to deal with the...

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.