EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA concentrates the existing potential of experts, of knowledge, research facilities and financial resources in a more efficient way.
EUREKA is constantly proving its value through a wealth of success stories – innovative products, processes and services that have been launched onto the market over the last 30 years, creating additional turnover and jobs for European companies, small and large – and by supporting the internationalization of businesses with innovative ideas.
Who can join EUREKA?
EUREKA Projects are funded through national funding mechanisms. Therefore, different national rules are applied in each EUREKA country. In Turkey, EUREKA projects are funded by TEYDEB via 1509 Programme. According to the implementation rules of 1509 Programme, only commercial companies can apply for funding. Universities cannot directly be funded by TUBITAK but they can participate in a EUREKA project with a Turkish company. If the Turkish company pays for the university's expenses, they can receive certain amount of this expense from TUBITAK as grant.
EUREKA is a leading open platform for international cooperation in innovation. It is present in over 40 countries and remains to this day the only initiative of its kind committed to the ‘bottom-up’principle - ensuring that any R&D project with a good business plan receives the support it deserves, independent of its technological nature, or the type of organisations involved.
There are 47 participating countries in EUREKA. Please click on the link for more information.
Turkish Members of EUREKA
Applications are being made by Turkish legal entities to projects of EUREKA.
How can be a member of EUREKA
EUREKA Roadmap Elements
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