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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.

Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences
Hungarian and Israeli biotech companies teamed up to tackle Crohn’s, an intractable inflammatory bowel disease that affects five million people worldwide. Its causes are uncertain. There is no foolproof cure and poor public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering it causes. But things are looking up thanks to the work of the Eureka PIP-4-CD team.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Visualisation, Virtual Reality
No one forgets their first 3D film experience. Some people first experienced the illusion of an extra dimension wearing red and green glasses inside an...

Within the framework of MERMAID – Marine Environmental Remote-controlled Measuring And Integrated Detection – an international team of scientists and engineers...

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...

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...

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.