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Programm: EUREKA

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Programme
EUREKA
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EUREKA"

EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network platform, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, of knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way, creating additional turnover and jobs for European companies, small and large – and by supporting the internationalization of businesses with innovative ideas.

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Thematic Focus Energy, Research, Innovation, Technologies, Telecommunication, Competitiveness
Macro-Region
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
EUREKA
Norway / Norge
Iceland / Ísland
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
EU Member States
Turkey / Türkiye
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others

Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details at least 2 companies from 2 different EUREKA member states or associated partner countries
Applicant details EUREKA has 4 associated countries: Canada, Chile, South Africa and South Korea. Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina are National Information Points
Contact Details

List of National Project Coordinators available:

http://www.eurekanetwork.org/eureka-countries


Subprogrammes of EUREKA

Eurostars

Eurostars is a transnational programme, where projects have partners from two or more Eurostars countries. It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets. Thanks to this international collaboration, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can more easily gain access to new markets and innovative skills. Eurostars is open to all projects in all technology areas and market fields, but projects must have a civilian purpose.

Eureka Clusters- Penta

PENTA is a new EUREKA Cluster whose purpose is to catalyse research, development and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications where there is shared high national and industrial interest. Micro and nanoelectronics has been identified as a Key Enabling Technology for Europe and a cornerstone of key economic and societal developments. At the start of the PENTA programme, the focus of the projects will be on applications in automotive, healthcare and production technologies.

Projects in areas not in the specified core focus areas may be considered, if pre-approved by the relevant Public Authorities that will be supporting such a project.

PENTA was setup to meet the needs of Industry, covering all facets of development - from research (TRL 2) to pilot production or service launch (TRL8).

The programme is therefore:

  • dedicated to micro and nanoelectronics based components & systems
  • complementary to but differentiated from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking
  • supporting projects that can be set up quickly and implemented in a manner that matches the specific needs of the project objectives and the participants
  • flexible and agile by identifying opportunities, quickly assessing national governmental support and operating with a short, but effective, approval process
  • focusing on smaller, faster and flexible projects thereby providing an opportunity to quickly take advantage of rapidly developing markets and their related value chains

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