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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.

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...

Jointing (soldering, welding, sticking)
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of those places that nurtures the German spirit of engineering as well as the country’s famous Mittelstand,...

Food Technology
Lithuanian confectionery company Rūta and its EUREKA partners have developed the technology to use a range of little-known plant sources from the Baltic region...

Road Vehicles technology
In 2009, Oliveira, made one of the boldest moves of his life, he decided to launch VE, the first ever Portuguese electric sports car company. ‘The initial...

AGROFOOD TECHNOLOGY
, One company based in a small region of northern Spain, can trace its roots back to 1875. Today, the brand Carretilla is still a household name for Spaniards...

Food Processing
The family-run olive oil producer Rodau, based in Empordà, Catalonia, in the north-east of Spain, has just 10 workers. Yet its olive oil Dauro is already...

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...

Design and Modeling / Prototypes
UES, as explains Alojzij Sluga, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, stands for Ubiquitous Embedded Systems. ‘The name carries the idea that one...

Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Maritime trade may be one of the oldest forms of transport, yet today cargo transported by the shipping industry represents roughly one-third of the value of...

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...

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.