Eureka World of Innovation

Following an exciting week of meetings, networking and – even dancing – at the first NPC-HLG meeting held under the Israeli EUREKA Chairmanship in Tel Aviv in late October, it appears the EUREKA Network is off to a strong and promising year. The yearly forecast of collaborative R&D projects, generated by the National Program Coordinators (NPC’s), indicates that the network – for the first time – may generate more than 350 projects this year. These projects bring together two or more countries to create technology and services in a variety of industry fields – manufacturing, transport, IT, telecom and electronics, energy technology, biological sciences, and more. EUREKA cooperative industrial-driven projects are supported through EUREKA’s 40 member countries’ national funding bodies.

350. This is an unprecedented figure – in fact, if it proves accurate, it will be a record year in terms of the number of projects being generated by the Network. This is a true indication of the growing demand of European industry and the usefulness of EUREKA instruments – the individual projects, EUROSTARS, Umbrella and Cluster projects – as well as of the necessity of increasing the budgets needed to support EUREKA projects. We’ll of course have to wait till year’s end to see if the forecast rings true!

Head of the EUREKA Secretariat, Luuk Borg, and NPC Chairman Israel Shamay discuss the promising EUREKA project forecast for 2010-2011 during the first NPC-HLG meetings in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Head of EUREKA Secretariat, Luuk Borg, and NPC Chairman Israel Shamay discuss the promising EUREKA project forecast for 2010-2011 during the first NPC-HLG meetings in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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