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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.

Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Forklifts and similar material-handling vehicles pump out eight times more CO2 emissions than regular passenger vehicles. Danish and German specialists teamed up to bring these large diesel-powered workhorses into the 21st century thanks to developments in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
A new test developed by the Eurostars MODAPEP project uses biology and mathematics to diagnose bowel disease and predict whether patients are at risk of...

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
Traditionally the biotech industry used reusable glass or steel bioreactors to manufacture biopharmaceuticals. The required cleaning and sterilizing of glass...

Software for transport, logisitics and human resources (Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP)
The planning software, developed through EUREKA research project PlannerOne, provides an affordable advanced planning and scheduling solution for SMEs in...

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGIES
Nature is the ultimate innovator. Marine sponges have successfully survived on Earth for over 700 million years thanks to a particular biochemistry. Thanks to...

Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Maritime trade may be one of the oldest forms of transport, yet today cargo transported by the shipping industry represents roughly one-third of the value of...

Software for transport, logisitics and human resources (Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP)
Whether funny or sexy, bottled beer advertising is all about persuading consumers to pick one company's beer over the hundreds of others, and re-launching the...

Industrial Manufacture
Following on from the success of EUREKA project E! 2534 THERMOPOLE, which developed thermoplastic lampposts that save lives by bending on impact, EUREKA...

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.