EUREKA is a pan-European network for encouraging market-oriented, collaborative research and development (R&D) projects, which lead to the development of innovative products, processes or services.

Projects can be in any technological area and there are no restrictions on project size, timing or length. It involves organisations from 38 European countries and the Commission of the European Union (EU).

EUREKA is not a funding mechanism in itself and there is no central EU budget for supporting EUREKA projects. In common with most other member countries, the UK may sometimes provide funding support to project participants, However, many projects go ahead unfunded.

Funding for UK industry participation in EUREKA projects can either be ‘self-funded' or through the Technology Strategy Board SMART Programme.  The SMART single company scheme can be used to support UK SMEs in a EUREKA project.

For further details on the SMART programme see below,

To find out more contact
Graham M Mobbs
European Operations Manager
Technology Strategy Board

Last updated on Friday 02 November 2012 at 16:37

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