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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.

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Air Pollution
The new tool, the Aethalometer AE33 developed by Aerosol , tests air pollution automatically and provides clear results on the spot over the Internet, helping...

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.