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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.

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...

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...

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.