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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.

Geothermal Energy
Train delays in the winter can be exasperating. Annoyance ranging from long waits in under-heated stations to travels in overcrowded wagons. Not to mention the...

Geothermal Energy
The chaos caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland April 2010 and the dispersal of its ash cloud across European airspace was a reminder of the tremendous...

Geothermal Energy
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world, with an estimated ten billion tonnes manufactured each year. The everyday structures of 21st...

Animal Selection/Production / Husbandry technology
EUREKA project E! 2675 HEALTHY WEANING has developed a plant-based product to stimulate the maturing of the digestive tract in pigs. Healthy weaning is...

Industrial Manufacture
Following on from the success of EUREKA project E! 2534 THERMOPOLE, which developed thermoplastic lampposts that save lives by bending on impact, EUREKA...

Measurement and Detection of Pollution
Throughout Europe the recovery of abandoned land known as 'brownfield sites' is becoming increasingly important. Former industrial or commercial properties...

Shipbuilding technology
, The Baltic Sea is the world's largest brackish body of water and has many rare and unique ecosystems. It is also one of the world's busiest shipping lanes,...

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.