EUREKA ‘Clusters’ are long-term, strategically significant industrial initiatives. They usually have a large number of participants, and aim to develop generic technologies of key importance for European competitiveness, primarily in ICT and, more recently, in energy and biotechnology.
Clusters bring together large companies – very often competitors – along with SMEs, research institutes and universities, sharing both the risk and benefits of innovation. They focus on developing and commercially exploiting new technologies. Their goal? To ensure that Europe retains its leading position in the world market.
As in EUREKA projects, Innosuisse offers financing instruments for the Swiss project participants in the following clusters:
European industry, academia and funding agencies have seized a once-in-a-generation opportunity to establish a vibrant, well-coordinated and large-scale ‘Metallurgy Europe Research’ Programme that can design, develop and deploy the next set of revolutionary alloys and composites for key industrial applications, including energy, renewables, mobility and health.
CELTIC-PLUS focuses on integrated telecommunications systems
ITEA 3 stimulates and coordinates industry-driven, pre-competitive research and development in Software-intensive Systems and Services by bringing together partners from industry, universities and research.
EURIPIDES promotes Smart Systems and their relevant technologies and ensures the ongoing competitiveness of European electronics and microelectronics industry.
EUROGIA is a EUREKA programme focusing on the commercialisation of safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions in the Oil and Gas energy sector.