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Fuel cell, hydrogen production
Forklifts and similar material-handling vehicles pump out eight times more CO2 emissions than regular passenger vehicles. Danish and German specialists teamed up to bring these large diesel-powered workhorses into the 21st century thanks to developments in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

High Frequency Technology, Microwaves
German a nd Israeli industrial R&D teams have pulled off a flying feat with their innovative bespoke radar system to help helicopter pilots navigate even the most difficult conditions. Successful test-flights demonstrated the system in action at low altitudes. Refits to the sensor hardware are now under way to make the radar fully flight-ready. As an innovation frontrunner, the stakes are high.

Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences
Hungarian and Israeli biotech companies teamed up to tackle Crohn’s, an intractable inflammatory bowel disease that affects five million people worldwide. Its causes are uncertain. There is no foolproof cure and poor public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering it causes. But things are looking up thanks to the work of the Eureka PIP-4-CD team.

Telecommunications
The Celtic-Plus SIGMONA project has pioneered novel software-defined networking (SDN) to give mobile network operators greater flexibility in responding to the explosive growth of mobile devices and cloud computing. Positive results will also help European operators prepare for the roll-out of 5G mobile technology.

Automation, Robotics Control Systems
A European consortium found a way for stroke patients to recover dexterity in affected hands and arms.

Telecommunications
The Celtic-Plus GOLD project has brought next generation broadband technology closer to market, inspired cutting edge research and created a whole new industrial ecosystem. What’s more, millions of consumers stand to benefit through faster internet access at a fraction of the cost.

Medical technology
A Czech eye surgeon is the man behind an invention to save patients pain from eye surgery. The product could be on the market soon thanks to his Czech and Slovak industrial partners on EUREKA project EYEINJECT.

Furnace technology, construction of heating boilers
A Czech start-up has applied for a patent on a system that re-uses car exhaust energy and its CEO showcasing it on a motorised surfboard.