What is Eureka?
Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.
Since 1985, organisations and companies applying through Eureka programmes can access funding and support from national and regional ministries or agencies for their international R&D projects.
To this day, Eureka remains the only initiative of its kind committed to a ‘bottom-up’ principle, ensuring that any R&D project with an excellent business plan and civilian purpose can receive the support it deserves, regardless of its technological nature or the types of organisations involved.
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The Eureka Association, located 1040 Brussels (Mérode) is the central support unit for the network. With a strong team of around 35, the Eureka Association centralises all the Eureka project information and undertakes marketing, communications, impact assessments and network development activities.
It collects and distributes information on projects, manages the project database, assists the various constituent bodies of projects and plays a promotional role jointly with the national authorities.
It is also responsible for the implementation of the EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars and Innowwide programmes, co-funded by the European Commission and Eureka countries.
In autumn 2022, the Eureka Secretariat launched its traineeship programme.
Our objective is to offer traineeships to university students or recent graduates and provide the opportunity to learn about the Eureka initiative and its activities. The trainees will put into practice the knowledge they acquired during their studies, while the Eureka Secretariat will benefit from their valuable support.
The traineeship programme will have two rounds annually - one starting in February and the other in September, recruiting four candidates each for a duration of 5 months.
As part of a small, international and dedicated team, you will quickly progress through the induction process and, under the guidance and support of colleagues, work on topics of relevance to our network of countries and the organisations they fund and support.
Traineeships will be open in the following Eureka departments:
- Strategy and data analysis teams
- Communications team
- Operations: Global Programmes and Corporate Activities team and Eurostars team