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supply and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) produced and supplied by Luxembourg companies (the website is no longer active since 31 December 2020).
  • 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.