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Eureka Project

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the six market or product areas with which the EUREKA project is concerned; and whether any of them have any military connotations.

The declaration of principles relating to EUREKA states:

"EUREKA projects will initially relate primarily to products, processes and services in the following areas of advanced technology; information and telecommunication, robotics, materials, manufacturing, biotechnology, marine technology, lasers, environmental protection and transport technologies".
There were six areas identified by United Kingdom industry and these have been reflected in the declaration.The declaration also states:

"EUREKA projects will serve civilian purposes and be directed both at the private and public markets".