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    Learning to enhance the exploitation potential of R&D project results.

    LEEP-SME is a collaborative project between funding agencies and networks working to establish best practices for proposal evaluation and monitoring procedures by funding agencies and to improve support services for SMEs in their project realisation phase.

    The overall aim is that the funding agencies who choose to adopt LEEP-SME’s methodologies will see an improvement in the abilities of funding beneficiaries to realise and successfully commercialise their project results.

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  • Eureka-backed companies are flexibly redirecting their R&D in response to COVID-19

    The current state of flux from the novel coronavirus strain has resulted in a wave of combined national and EU funding being channelled towards R&D-performing companies, research institutes and universities who are generating tremendous innovative results at lightning speed. Last Friday 15, our multilateral call for solutions for COVID-19 echo period closed with 65 applications, with 12 countries involved. A second call launched the same day. But while plans to fund projects are highly reported on, I want to tell you more about the successes that have already come about from Eureka-backed companies who are flexibly redirecting their R&D in response to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 call for projects open and national initiatives

    As an international network supporting innovation beyond borders, we know that when people work together, extraordinary things can happen.

    In the past weeks, our colleagues across the network have been banging their virtual heads together to put in place support measures for businesses and researchers to find COVID19 solutions.

  • We are always at your service. Always. A message from the Head of the Eureka Secretariat

    At Eureka, we are always at your service – and remain so as we temporarily work from home. I am here to reassure you that our collaborators remain 100% committed to supporting you in your R&D endeavours. "We" means not just the Brussels-based Eureka team, but our representatives in over 45 countries across Europe and the world.

    We are confident that this moment will pass, but we and you must all take the recommended measures to protect everyone.

  • Staying at your service, the digital way.

    At Eureka, we would like to reassure you that health and safety have our complete attention. We have therefore taken the decision to temporarily move to working from home until further notice. Our collaborators remain 100% committed to supporting you in your R&D endeavours, however.

  • Old masters for our times

    Artwork kept under wraps at London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern will be showcased using new 3D printing technology that can bring old masterpieces back to life.

    From this spring, art lovers will be able to view copies of paintings locked away in Tate’s storage facilities in London, thanks to a new state-of-the-art 3D scanning and printing system developed through a Eureka partnership.

  • Wearable cardiovascular monitoring on the pulse of time

    High blood pressure is responsible for almost 11 million deaths worldwide every year. 30% of adults develop hypertension and yet the majority of cases are either not diagnosed, or diagnosed incorrectly. Only one third of these cases are diagnosed correctly, but often accidentally.

    Hypertension is also the cause for many other diseases and can lead to strokes and dementia. As our daily-lives gain more and more speed and stress becomes our routine, more than ever, we need an easy way to read and regulate our blood pressure. Eureka is doing its part to help.

  • How digitalisation and automatisation affect all aspects of our society

    “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin’s "survival of the fittest" theory of evolution could also apply to organisations. As they adapt to changing circumstances, they adjust their responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency. And that is what is taking place across the world as digital technologies transform business models: they are either adapting or dying. But how is this digital transformation happening? What are the risks? And how is Europe doing?

    John Higgins is the former director general of DIGITALEUROPE, the European tech industry association. He was President of the European Commission’s Policy Forum on Digital Transformation. He is a Senior Advisor in Brussels and London on digital for global communications company Burson, Cohn & Wolfe.

  • Patient with broken spine walks again

    It is commonly known that a broken spine (paraplegia) will cause loss of some if not all motor functions, due to damage of the bone marrow. In many cases it will paralyse a patient. In the US and EU alone over 480,000 people are bound to wheelchairs due to their spinal injuries and each year, around 24,000 more people join this list.

    A new medical breakthrough has now enabled some patients to regain control over their lower extremities.

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (6)

    EUROGIA Chairwoman Sinem Altuncu on the links between low carbon energy technologies and smart manufacturing, and how to solve related challenges in power management and energy storage.

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (5)

    EURIPIDES Chairman Jochen Langheim on the role of the electronic industry in the transition to smart factories.

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (4)

    CELTIC-PLUS Chairman Jacques Magen on the importance of data collection, data security, data processing and enhanced human machine interfaces, and on the advantages of standardisation for SMEs.

    Jacques Magen identified five areas that he sees as significant for the development of smart manufacturing. 

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (3)

    PENTA Director Peter Connock on how Europe can regain leadership in the fabrication of increasingly customised products demanded by today’s markets.

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (2)

    ITEA Chairwoman Zeynep Sarilar on the integration of high-tech concepts, customer/ human-centric design, security, servitisation and the importance of open source.

    What is happening now in manufacturing is not improvement, but revolution. Manufacturing needs to be smart to survive (that’s a no-brainer). But to be smart, a number of challenges must be overcome. I would like to focus on only five of these, and suggest ways of tackling these from a software innovation perspective: the ITEA Cluster viewpoint.

  • Series: upcoming challenges for smart manufacturing (1)

    Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares, Chairman of the Cluster SMART on advanced manufacturing, flexible automation, virtual factories, zero defects manufacturing, eco-sustainable factories and servitisation.