EuResist - Enhancing HIV treatment with more precise patient modeling
HIV is not curable but it is treatable, states Dr Francesca Incardona, CEO of EuResist Network GEIE and research area manager at Informa Srl, the SME responsible for coordinating the EuResist project.
SILCO - Doing away with bacteria in water systems
The SILCO project has developed an innovative monitoring device that senses the elimination process of complex bacterial communities
known as biofilm and unsafe bacteria from drinking water systems. The prototype successfully killed legionella bacteria at a natural source spa in Slovakia
FIRELI - New hose equipment to increase safety of firemen
Every year, fires affect large areas of forest in Europe - mostly in the Mediterranean countries, where an average of
around 500,000 hectares are destroyed annually. That is the equivalent of 50 times the land area of Paris.
The economic cost is estimated at between €600 and €800 million per year.
Smart irrigation technology set to reduce costs and save water
Due in large part to inefficient water irrigation systems, the agriculture industry wastes 60% of the water it uses each year, or 70% of the world's freshwater. WaterBee has developed a smart irrigation system to reduce this wastage, thereby saving money and increasing both crop quality and yield.
NANORAY - A portable x-ray machine
X-ray technology has existed for more than 100 years, but in spite of repeated efforts no one has found a way of solving the problems involved
in making X-ray machines portable. Now, thanks to an innovative European Union (EU) funded multinational research project, that breakthrough has
at last been achieved.
Making life more comfortable for patients and caregivers
2012 marks the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (EY2012). The number of Europeans aged 65 to 80 is expected to significantly increase in the upcoming decades, posing enormous challenges and tremendous implications for both the ageing population and primary caregivers.
CleanHatch - New high-tech solution to clean fish hatcheries
Due to increased market pressure to produce high quality and low cost fish, the aquaculture industry has been forced to develop technologies that reduce the level of risk to investors yet maintain reliable production output.
Let there be sight
Transplanting the human cornea (1) can enable a blind person to see. But it requires the perfect human donor match and there are no guarantees of success. A group of EU-funded SMEs and researchers, however, has developed an artificial cornea that offers failed transplant patients a potentially life-changing alternative.
Eurostars Programme is a joint programme initiative dedicated to research performing SMEs, which has its legal basis in Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
Its involves 33 EUREKA member countries, i.e. the 28 EU Member-States plus 5 countries associated to the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). They are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Its implementation is supported and co-financed by the European Union and 33 EUREKA member countries, i.e. the 28 EU Member-States plus 5 countries associated to the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). They are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. The Union participates into the programme since 2008 with a financial contribution equal to one third of the contributions of the Eurostars participating countries.
Eurostars combines a bottom-up approach with a central submission and evaluation process, and synchronized national funding from the 33 Eurostars countries.
Eurostars aims to support research performing SMEs by co-financing their transnational market-oriented research projects and by providing them with the necessary legal and organizational framework. It is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of research performing SMEs, and specifically targets the development of new products, processes and services.
More than 70% of the applicants of the Eurostars projects are research performing SMEs.
The 10th Eurostars submission deadline has passed. No further application deadlines will occur in 2013.
594 applications were submitted on the cut-off date for 2013, April 4. 510 of those applications (86%) were eligible for possible support.²
In June 2012, the Eureka Ministerial Conference endorsed the "BUDAPEST DOCUMENT" which stated strong interest of Eureka countries in supporting the continuation of a strengthened
Eurostars-2 programme within Horizon 2020, the EU’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
In line with the recommendations from the interim evaluation of Eurostars 1, Eurostars-2 will characterized by:
The legal basis for the Eurostars-2 proposal is article 185 of the TFEU; its adoption requires a decision by the European Parliament and Council.