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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.

OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES
British and German laser specialists joined forces to develop a new standard in ultra-compact high-energy laser systems capable of printing and cutting even the trickiest materials like glass and plastics. Their timing could not have been better as the laser printing market took off on the back of a consumer manufacturing boom.
Construction workers building a high rise

Civil engineering
A German engineering firm and spin-off of the University of Karlsruhe has teamed up with the Technical University of Dresden and a Greek software company to develop an innovative and commercially viable code that simulates the results of wind-induced loads on high-rises.

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...

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...

Civil engineering
Coastal roads and harbours are traditionally protected from sea erosion by giant blocks of rock or geosynthetic bags filled with material, all locally sourced...

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,...

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...

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.