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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.

Moulding, injection moulding, extrusion, sintering
Five years ago, Professor Mirko Gojic, a researcher at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, wondered what his small team of researchers could do to lower the...

Construction Technology
Depending on their geographical situation, some countries are more advanced than others in their adjustment to the effects of global warming, and particularly...

Biotreatment / Compost / Bioconversion
Hundreds of years ago, humans discovered flammable gas could be produced from rotting organic matter like food - a process called anaerobic digestion. Today,...

Waste Management technology
The underlying technology uses totally biological treatment processes, in which micro-organisms convert organic matter into water and gas that can be used as...

Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
In 2006, Maria Otilia Carvalho, a researcher from the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal had an ambitious goal: to cut the huge losses of rice – a staple...

Solar/Thermal energy
Developed by a Franco-Israeli partnership, this innovative solar power technology introduces a new paradigm in energy production. Solar power plays a dominant...

Incineration and Pyrolysis
Stricter regulations have reduced the use of hazardous chemicals and heavy metals in industrial activities, but their legacy lives on in the environment,...

Audiovisual Equipment and Communication technology
Massive Art Multimedia in Austria and CoSi Elektronik in Germany have a history of collaboration on successful technical projects. A brainstorming session...

Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 322,000 deaths globally per year are linked to severe injuries from fire and in many of these...

Optical Networks and Systems
, We may not fully appreciate it when commuting to and from work via motorways, bridges and tunnels, but road traffic surveillance systems play a key role in...

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.