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Plastic: Reinventing the future

07-12-2018

Making all plastic packaging on the market reusable or easily recyclable by 2030 is the objective of the first European strategy on the subject. Overconsumption is also on the radar of the Luxembourg government, which is determined to encourage a reduced consumption of single-use plastics. Stakeholders from the Greater Region met in Luxembourg to discuss the prospects for reducing and recovering this waste.
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Luxembourg research wins an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

07-12-2018

The European Research Council announced the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition: 291 top scientists across Europe, including one Luxembourgish. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total €573 million and will give them a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact
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New opportunity to accelerate your business with Luxembourg’s Fit 4 Start programme

07-12-2018

Luxinnovation will shortly launch a new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
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Innovative digital partnership between Monaco and Luxembourg

07-12-2018

Supporting digitalisation in order to modernise the administration and foster innovation is a priority for both Monaco and Luxembourg. The two countries signed a declaration of intent on 6 December 2018 as a basis of collaboration in the digital field.
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Ehlinger: a testimony to adaptation

06-12-2018

The Ehlinger family could have come up with Charles Darwin’s theory: “It is the one best adapting to change who evolves”. From the sale of coal to the development of real estate activities under the umbrella of the Schuler Group, the history of the Ehlingers is a succession of winds that turn, bounce backs and intuitions rewarded.
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12 Michelin stars for Luxembourg

06-12-2018

Ten Luxembourg restaurants are awarded in the 2019 Belgium and Luxembourg edition of the Michelin Guide, confirming once more the country’s status as an Eldorado for lovers of fine dining.
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New issue of Happen magazine highlights Industry 4.0

06-12-2018

Hot off the press, the second issue of Happen provides an insight into business opportunities and advantages in Luxembourg and showcases the country’s technological excellence and innovative spirit.
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Leading industrial firms expand in Luxembourg

06-12-2018

Two main players in Luxembourg’s industrial landscape are investing: Ampacet is setting up two new plastics masterbatch production lines at its European headquarters here, and Cebi International is building a completely new research centre
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Life in Luxembourg

06-12-2018

People make places and Luxembourg is no exception. Read about several how foreign CEOs are helping shape the country’s business landscape, why it is the best place to be for innovation and why the Grand Duchy is a great place to live.
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“Do space business with a strong institutional partner”

06-12-2018

Japanese space robotics company ispace opened an office in Luxembourg in February 2017. “We were looking for a European base to expand our business development and operations,” says Managing Director Kyle Acierno. “When the Space Resource initiative was launched, we saw that the vision of the Luxembourg government was very similar to our own.”
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A space agency for business

06-12-2018

Over the past two years, Luxembourg has established itself as the European hotspot for “new space” companies engaged in the commercial exploration and exploitation of space resources. In order to support its fast expanding space community, the country launched a business-oriented space agency in September 2018. The agency will support the industry, attract new companies, develop human resources and offer innovative financial solutions.
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“Guarantee our access to top-level skills”

06-12-2018

With offices in the US, the UK and Singapore, space data and analytics company Spire opened its European headquarters in Luxembourg at the beginning of 2018. It was the SpaceResources.lu initiative and Luxembourg’s innovative vision for the new space economy that first attracted the company’s interest. “Luxembourg definitely has all the ingredients for becoming a main centre for the space economy in the coming decade,” affirms CEO Peter Platzer.
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Hiring app Job Today raises $16 million of venture capital

06-12-2018

Leading New York-based venture capital firm 14W joins the shareholders of Luxembourg start-up Job Today. In only three years, the company has succeeded in developing the number one hiring app on the UK market.
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Caves Bernard Massard: the grapes of joy

04-12-2018

The history of the Caves Bernard-Massard is the result of a fruitful meeting at the beginning of the 20th century, between an oenologist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a lawyer passionate about grapes. A common interest which has passed down the decades, with the company remaining in the family fold. Today the group produces today 4 million bottles a year and employs some 250 people.
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LOIC and EEN-Luxembourg go hand in hand to find the players of the city of the future

03-12-2018

The Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC), whose objective is to encourage open innovation and meetings between large companies and start-ups, organised an event dedicated to "smart city" and mobility solutions.
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How business is changing the space game

30-11-2018

National space agencies with huge public budgets are no longer the only ones able to venture into space: today, private companies realise and fund their own space missions. The NewSpace Europe conference hosted in Luxembourg on 27-28 November focused on how free enterprise and the use of normal business practices are disrupting the space sector and creating a completely new industry.
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Fedil Innovation Awards: focus on the automotive sector!

30-11-2018

The Fedil - The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry presents, every two years, its Innovation Awards. For the 2018 edition, which was held on 27 November, the winners are Goodyear, Cebi Luxembourg, Virelux Inspection Systems and Docunify. Three of the four projects are applications fromr the automotive sector.
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Luxinnovation and Maison Moderne are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of Happen

29-11-2018

Happen is an annual business magazine that unveils the technological excellence and innovative spirit of Luxembourg and its companies to an international audience.
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Luxembourg ranks 9th in the world for attracting talent

26-11-2018

Luxembourg ranks 9th in the world for its ability to develop, attract and retain highly skilled professionals. The country even gains one place in this year’s edition of the IMD World Talent Ranking.
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Better network and data security

26-11-2018

Network security and monitoring and data security in the cloud, the two main themes of Luxembourg Internet Days 2018, are both crucial for building a digital economy based on reliability and trust. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announced the creation of a national centre for DDoS attack filtering during the event, and Estonia, an advanced digital nation that has set up the world’s first digital embassy in Luxembourg, was highlighted as this year’s partner country.
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Mir paken Holz un: uncovering innovation in the wood sector

22-11-2018

Following on from the Wood Cluster Forum organised at the beginning of last spring, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster has moved on from theory to practice: a half-day bus tour on November 13th brought visitors to four innovative projects based on wood.
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Innovative Medicine Initiative: Consolidating Luxembourg expertise in translational medicine research

22-11-2018

With the development of new informatics tools, medical and life sciences research is rapidly evolving. This gives research centres unprecedented opportunities to analyse medical data. The Bioinformatics Core’s team (and Luxembourg’s ELIXIR-LU Node) at the interdisciplinary Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is building the skills and tools needed to make this happen.
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Evvos wins best European agritech start-up award

22-11-2018

Luxembourg start-up Evvos is one of 18 companies that were recognised as the best start-ups in Europe. Evvos won the StartUp Europe Award in the category “agritech” for its innovative solution enabling farmers to measure environmental parameters to support planting, irrigation and harvesting using remote sensors.
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Horizon 2020: Opportunities for business innovation

21-11-2018

With a budget of €74 billion for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest funding programme for research and innovation ever. Companies in Luxembourg are benefitting from this funding to implement their business strategies and develop new innovative offers.
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Present Yourself focused on Industry 4.0

13-11-2018

On 23rd October at the Musée National des Mines de Fer in Rumelange, the 4th Present Yourself event was held, organised by the Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster.
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On the way to a circular world

12-11-2018

The concept of the circular economy has often wrongly been considered as a purely environmental initiative, but today the economic and societal interest of the approach is widely recognised. Defining sustainable circular business models and attractive investment opportunities is now crucial to encourage companies to adopt a circular behaviour.
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Innovative Medicines Initiative: “A human adventure”

07-11-2018

One of Luxembourg’s main hospitals, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), is actively taking part in the European project INNODIA that aims to fight type 1 diabetes. The project receives funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), the world’s biggest public-private partnership in the field of life sciences.
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Winter key events for Horizon 2020

07-11-2018

Luxinnovation’s EU Funding team has compiled all important info days, brokerage events, congresses and conferences until the end of 2018. Please take a look at the list and choose the events that are the most interesting for you. For any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Luxembourg – fertile ground for growth of Green Tech and Industry 4.0 start-ups

07-11-2018

Green Tech and Industry 4.0 are two major emerging technology trends. Luxembourg is at the forefront of innovation in both fields, as can be seen by a number of initiatives being implemented throughout the country.
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Mapping hotel DNA

06-11-2018

Luxembourg-based start-up Travelsify uses artificial intelligence to help internet users find the hotels and restaurants that can provide them with exactly the experience they are looking for. The company has recently raised €5 million in a new funding round led by AccorHotels.
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