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By Dr. Eli Opper Last month I participated in an interesting event called “Venture Capital in Europe: Are we willing to take the risk?” The EUREKA Secretariat hosted the event, bringing together 90 high-level participants for a diverse series of presentations and an animated debate involving experts in the field of private investment – from… » read more

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Hanover, Germany, 19 April 2010— Even with Europe’s planes grounded, EUREKA’s participation at the annual Hannover Messe got off to a flying start today, with a visit by Federal Research Minister Annette Schavan to the EUREKA stand and a well-attended press conference led by European Parliamentarian Godlieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Walter Mönig, who heads Germany’s Chairmanship of… » read more

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VINNOVA, the main funding agency for EUREKA projects companies and research organizations wishing to participate in EUREKA projects, welcomes and supports the efforts to discuss and further develop Community innovation policies. VINNOVA also agrees with the general description of the importance of innovation for long term sustainable growth and as a mean to address major… » read more

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MaxCaps Research Project has been launched as a project within the European Medea+ (a EUREKA cluster) research programme. The research project aims at developing methods to integrate capacitors on silicon chips, thereby cutting the number of discrete capacitors at present mounted on printed circuit boards (PCB) by nearly 30 per cent. Designers can, by integrating… » read more

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The EUREKA Secretariat (ESE) and the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission have officially signed a delegation agreement, enabling the ESE to manage the EU participation in the Eurostars Programme. This agreement was signed by Luuk Borg, Head of the ESE and Theodosius Lennon, of Directorate T at DG Research at the Secretariat’s Brussels office… » read more

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This was taken from the Israel Catalonia Chamber of Commerce: Israel belongs to the Asian continent, but when it comes to research and development the US and Europe seem closer to home. And like most countries operating in today’s global village, Israel relies on cooperation with industrial partners from the European Union and the US… » read more

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Annette Schavan, minister at the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research) today officially launched the German EUREKA Chairmanship year at the ‘World-Class Innovation through International Cooperation’ Conference in Dresden, attended by some 300 representatives of government, industry, academia and trade associations. “In these times of economic crisis, now is the moment for researchers and… » read more

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At the 2009 Innovation Days event in Lisbon, Blogactiv was able to speak to Jerzy Tokarski. Jerzy works for EUREKA NPC in Poland and displayed and explained some of the new products and innovations on the EUREKA stands. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wLtBq49xAWw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0BgoHXujiOg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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At the EUREKA Innovation Days event in Lisbon, Blogactiv was able to speak to Heinz Bruggemann. Mr Bruggemann is Director of Celtic Telecommunication Solutions in Heidelberg, Germany. He spoke to us about Eureka and the impact they have. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/K7fAaXs9Eqw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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One of the most visual demonstrations at the 2009 Eureka Innovation Days event came from the Institute of Systems and Robotics in Lisbon. We spoke to Manuel Lopes about their very cool robotics technology and how their program is an example to innovators. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/iAyfwJb9QCo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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