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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.

Technologies for the food industry
A Dutch-Danish consortium believes Europeans and northern Americans will soon eat insects again like the Romans. Eureka spotted a sector worth gambling on.

Technologies for the food industry
Ali Ozbugday comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. The family was part of the revolution which, after decades of dependence on imports in the agricultural...

Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
Many European supermarkets offer loaves from around the continent - from the French baguette through to the Italian ciabatta and Germany’s dark pumpernickel...

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...

Photovoltaics
Homeowners who wanted to produce energy by capturing the sun’s rays through solar panels on their roofs used to have to put up with ugly add-ons to their...

Virus, Virology, Vaccines/ Antiobiotics / Bacteriology
EUREKA project E! 3025 MONALISA has developed a new, completely natural alternative to using antibiotics in animal feed. Formerly used as growth promoters 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...

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.