As the national agency for the promotion of innovation, Luxinnovation is at the heart of the decisions and processes put in place to fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Support to the Ministry of the Economy for the processing of the huge amount of grant applications from companies experiencing financial difficulties due to Covid;
  • Implementation of an action plan for start-ups, in the context of this crisis, with :
    • webinars providing start-ups with clear and relevant information on the support instruments available to them;
    • a call for projects “StartupVsCovid19” which will offer 20 selected start-ups up to 150,000 euros in public funding.
  • Launch of the internet platform to match supply and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) produced and supplied by Luxembourg companies.
  • Participation in the COVID-19 task force of Research Luxembourg and lead of the working group in charge of the interaction between public research institutions and the private sector.
  • Launch of the Fit 4 Resilience programme, in partnership with the Ministry of the Economy, for helping companies to manage their way out of the crisis, as well as to develop a longer-term development strategy.

Luxinnovation is also working closely with the Ministry of Economy to prepare an action plan for the recovery of SMEs once the crisis will be over.