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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.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to the innovation and hard work of six partner organisations, led by Germany’s GT Elektrotechnische Produkte, a new form of polyurethane gel called...

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...

Optical Technology related to measurements
The EUREKA research project OPTITUNE, lasted three and a half years and had a total budget of 1.3 million euro. Poul Svensgaard, who served as project leader...

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
When it comes to renewable energy the question is always the same: would it be a sustainable business if it was not heavily subsidised by public funds? In...

Optical Technology related to measurements
, Even a small spark of fire on an oil rig can turn into a deadly blaze if not promptly put out, as some of the worst industrial accidents have shown. No...

Road Vehicles technology
In 2009, Oliveira, made one of the boldest moves of his life, he decided to launch VE, the first ever Portuguese electric sports car company. ‘The initial...

Optical Technology related to measurements
Horst Harrer seems a fairly typical German small business owner. His company Harrer & Kassen, which he started 20 years ago in the south-western town...

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.