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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.

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
New 3D imaging can help reduce the number of men needing surgery for prostate cancer.

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Cancer accounts for more than 20% of all deaths in Europe. PET, Positron Emission Tomography , scanners are commonly used to take 3D images of cancerous...

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...

Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Scientific research is not a linear process. It is a succession of many errors, few discoveries, and, sometimes, misunderstandings. In the medical field, many...

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,...

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...

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.