EUREKA was founded in 1985 by European Commission and 19 countries including Turkey. In course of time, member countries of Eureka Programm achieved up to 38 because of the expansion of the EUREKA cluster and their functionality.
EUREKA is an international R&D supporting program that supports the market-driven projects intended for development of the processes and products to be commercialized in short period. EUREKA was founded as an international collaboration Programme for research and development of products, services and advanced technologies of the European industrial and research institutions which aim to increase the competitive power on the global market, to encourage the projects and their management within countries. Clusters under EUREKA are systems constituted for enterprises working in pre-determined technological areas.
TUBITAK is in charge of the management of EUREKA Programme in Turkey. First introduction of the ACQUEAU cluster in Turkey was carried out in March 2009 at a Side Event of the 5th World Water Forum and was open to all participants of the Forum and promoted to the academicians, private sector and stakeholders from other institutions. The 5th World Water Forum Secretariat hosted the second meeting organized by TUBİTAK in March 2010. Representatives from ACQUEAU and TUBITAK came together to tell the private sector representatives the progresses that has been made within this past year and to talk over possible cooperation opportunities.
Who can apply for EUREKA Projectr?
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and big companies as a partner and research centres as service providers can apply for the EUREKA projects.
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