To mark its 20th anniversary, EUREKA has published an illustrated report on the impact of this intergovernmental research initiative. The 60-page publication shows how, for two decades, EUREKA has supported members in achieving their research and development (R&D) goals and made a substantial contribution to increasing European competitiveness. It also indicates how EUREKA pioneered research co-operation between east and west Europe far in advance of EU enlargement.
“This report explains how substantial public and private funding has been deployed through EUREKA to support critical market-oriented R&D in transnational and collaborative projects involving industry, research centres, universities and national administrations since 1985,” observes Michel Vieillefosse, head of the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels. “With over 11,000 partners involved, 40% of which are SMEs, industry values our bottom-up, non-bureaucratic, flexible and near-to-market character.”
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