Domaines techniques, Umbrellas, Clusters et projets

Qu'est-ce qu'une 'Umbrella' EUREKA?

Les 'Umbrellas' sont des réseaux thématiques dans un domaine technologique ou un secteur d'activité spécifique. Leur principal objectif est de faciliter le montage de projets dans le domaine cible. Leurs activités sont coordonnées par un groupe de travail composé de représentants Eureka et d'experts industriels.

Qu'est-ce qu'un Cluster EUREKA?

Les 'Clusters' sont des projets à l'initiative de l'industrie dans un domaine particulier d'importance stratégique pour la R&D coopérative transnationale et précompétitive. Les projets individuels dans un Cluster (sous-projets) sont également des initiatives purement industrielles.

Les projets EUREKA

Les projets EUREKA sont développés dans tous les grands domaines technologiques qui intéressent l'industrie européenne: Communications, Energie, Environnement, Information, Lasers, Technologies médicales et Bio-technologies, Nouveaux matériaux, Robotique et automatisation, Transport .. mais aussi les domaines du Patrimoine culturel et du Multimedia.

Succes stories

Mobile self-erecting tower crane
EUREKA project E! 2797 FACTORY MSETC (Mobile Self-Erecting Tower Crane) has successfully combined the technologies of mobile and self-erecting cranes to create a single crane that can do the work of five. The new crane features an anti-sway device which makes it safer as well as more efficient.

New folded honeycomb cores for cardboard packaging and structural applications
Corrugated cardboard is an excellent packaging material that is widely used for transporting, storing and protecting goods. Through the new process developed by EUREKA project E! 1929 FACTORY FOLDHEX, corrugated cardboard can be transformed into a new honeycomb core that offers reduced weight, uses less raw material and achieves better crash absorption and higher compression resistance than double flute corrugated cardboard.

E! 1818 3D TOOLBOX
3d imaging toolbox for television broadcast applications
E! 1818 3D TOOLBOX developed a virtual clothes shop, a talking head interface and new 3D capture and animation techniques even though this wasn't their original aim. It began with six partners, lost two and gained three and produced results in three distinct areas, none of which were the original focus of the project!

EUREKA CHASING Individual Project
Advanced simulation methodologies for chassis&suspension engineering:optimising driving dynamics of intelligent vehicles
For the automotive industry having the ability to predict how your latest product will behave once it is on the road is important. Understanding consumer needs, and then running predictive software over possible solutions to these needs, can save manufacturers a significant amount of time and money.

Holographic modal testing system
With each new vehicle, the car industry faces a fresh battle to cut out the unwanted vibrations that cause irritating rattles and the metal fatigue that can cause parts to break, with potentially lethal consequences.