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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.

Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology and engineering
Spanish refinery Cepsa headed up the team that devised a cutting-edge recycling method to use old tyres to repair the country's roads. Some 9,000 residents...

Software for tourism
Even just 30 years ago we travelled slowly, quarrelling with partners and friends as we navigated using unwieldy paper maps. We booked hotels and campsites and...

Water Pollution / Treatment
A constant and reliable source of clean, unpolluted water has become one of our most highly prized and strategically important natural resources. Supplies in...

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...

Water Pollution / Treatment
Boilers are an essential element of industrial processes. They need to be reliable and kept in good working order. With skyrocketing fuel and energy costs,...

Railway Vehicles technology
EUREKA project E! 1841 EUROBOGIE is developing the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic springs and suspensions for railway wagons to offer increased payloads...

Laminate
Corrugated cardboard is an excellent packaging material that is widely used for transporting, storing and protecting goods. Through the new process developed...

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.