Projects and partners
EUREKA IN YOUR COUNTRY
EUREKA currently counts 41 full members.
Several countries participate in EUREKA projects through a network of National Information Points (NIPs).
The National Project Coordinators (NPC) are at operational level, running the National EUREKA Offices.
They are the direct contact with project participants in each member country.
NPCs facilitate the setting-up and running of a project and are responsible for project generation, national and international support and follow-up.
Display country list How to apply for projects
A EUREKA project usually starts with a business idea.
This idea has to be transformed into a concrete project description -generally split into a definition phase and an implementation phase- which highlights adequate market prospects and clear objectives. It details the involvement of sound partners from different EUREKA member states and outlines proper project management, including a realistic budget, the availability of sufficient resources and a solid cooperation agreement.
Running an international project successfully means dealing effectively with different cultures and different languages.
This is best achieved by ensuring a clear objective, appropriate structure and effective management during the entire project timeframe.
Successful projects need good planning and hard work.
The Eurostars Programme
The Eurostars Programme is a European Joint Programme dedicated to the R&D performing SMEs*,
and co-funded by the European Communities and 33 EUREKA member countries.
Eurostars aims to stimulate these SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding.
It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets.
EUREKA's Eurostars Programme is open for funding applications on a continuous basis.
EUREKA's Eurostars Programme has two application submission deadlines (cut-off dates) each year.
Within 19 weeks from the cut-off date the EUREKA Secretariat sends to all participants the communication of the funding availability.
The result of the project must be in the market within 2 years of its completion.
Read more about Eurostars and how to apply for projects
* Research-performing SMEs are SMEs that dedicate at least 10% of their turnover or
full-time equivalent (FTE) to research activities.
New project ideas
If you have any project-idea, please download the template "Project proposal",
The content of this form will be forwarded to your national project coordinator.
EUREKA would not be what it is today without the thousands of companies,
universities and other organisations which have been involved in EUREKA projects
The main advantages of EUREKA projects are:
Projects can be launched in virtually all technological areas. They must have a civilian nature.
Projects are bottom-up: the partners are totally free in their choice of topic, partner(s) and timeframe, provided there is market potential for their idea. They are never bound to a strict research programme and there are no centralised calls for proposals.
Project participants retain complete ownership of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
EUREKA projects can be of any size, ranging from several hundred thousands of euro to tens of millions. However they should involve a minimum of 2 independent partners from 2 different EUREKA Member States.
EUREKA is very flexible: projects are approved approximately four times per year and the EUREKA label (EUREKA’s seal of approval) is awarded once a year, at the end of the current Chair’s term of office (this is usually in June).
There are only limited reporting obligations. EUREKA tries to be as non-bureaucratic as possible.
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List of Projects
Below you will find a list of the latest project proposals and current projects.
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To realize a localization platform for factories where robots and humans share the same workplace.
The systems shall supervise the movements in such a way as to reduce at the minimum collisions
and probability of accidents.
Ziel des Projekts EUREKA-MEPROMA ist es, die Zusammenarbeit entlang des Entwicklungsablaufes von mechatronischen Produkten zu verbessern.
Zielsetzung des Projektes EUREKA-ALARM ist es daher, am Beispiel einer Konstruktion
einer Windkraftanlage ein IT-basiertes Assistenzsystem zu entwickeln,
Comprehensive, portable, standalone, compact, light, easy-to-use, easy-to-install, low-power, low-cost Multi-Modal Biometric and Digital Video device for remote automotive, business, government and home Identity-Authentication, Attendance/Access Control and Security Video Verification solutions
Main Partner: MARIS Lrd, Israel
Other partners: TBS, Switzerland; ZHAW Switzerland