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Success stories

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.

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.

Information Processing, Information System
What do smart cities and behavioural targeting have in common? Surely both consist in making the most of an increasingly connected world. But at first sight...

Information Processing, Information System
The stealing of data can devastate individuals and companies. In May, Gregg Steinhafel, chief executive of US budget clothing brand Target, resigned after...

Information Processing, Information System
For the automotive industry having the ability to predict how your latest product will behave once it is on the road is important. Understanding consumer needs...

Information Processing, Information System
Mendeley is one of the biggest successes of the Eurostars programme, an instrument put together by 33 national innovation agencies in Europe and the European...

Design and Modeling / Prototypes
UES, as explains Alojzij Sluga, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, stands for Ubiquitous Embedded Systems. ‘The name carries the idea that one...

Information Processing, Information System
With the help of the Eurostars programme, the first European funding and support programme specifically dedicated to R&D SMEs, an Israeli SME called...

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.