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R&D project results: A digital assessment tool for senior fitness

03-06-2021

SportMed A.G. SA has recently released “mobee® care”, a digital tool for assessing the fitness level of people over 60 and helping them stay healthy and mobile. The tool has been developed in the context of an R&D project co-funded by the Ministry of the Economy and supported by Luxinnovation.
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New aid scheme stimulates business investment in the context of COVID-19

24-07-2020

On 22 July 2020, the Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved the bill implementing a new aid financial aid instrument aimed at encouraging companies that have suffered the impact of the COVID-19 crisis to carry out economic development, digitalisation and environmental protection projects. Firms are invited to join a series of webinars providing further information about the scheme.
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Solutions for rapid improvements in understanding, mitigating and responding to the pandemic

19-05-2020

The European Commission (EC) has launched several Research and Innovation actions through its main research framework Horizon 2020 to address the COVID-19 crisis.
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Eureka Calls 2020

06-05-2020

Luxembourg is participating this year in three Eureka calls for projects as a funding country, in the fields of advanced materials, healthy ageing and AI.
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National call for COVID-19 research projects open to public-private partnerships

28-04-2020

The call for research projects addressing current and future challenges of COVID-19 launched by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is now open to public-private partnerships involving companies and research institutions. The participation of companies will be co-funded by the Ministry of the Economy. Luxinnovation will advise companies on their participation and provide support to the proposal evaluation process.
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Fit 4 Start - Edition #10 postponed

20-03-2020

Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy regret to announce the postponement of the spring 2020 edition of the Fit 4 Start programme.
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Continuation of Luxinnovation's activities

17-03-2020

In view of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protective measures announced by the government, Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, is adapting to the situation in order to ensure the smooth continuity of its activities.
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No graduation ceremony for Fit 4 Start, but the pitches are maintained

10-03-2020

Due to the risks linked to the spread of COVID-19, Luxinnovation has decided to cancel the Fit 4 Start Pitching & Graduation Day which should have been held on 26 March 2020 at Kinepolis in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
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Fit 4 Innovation: a successful programme

27-01-2020

Launched in 2014, the Fit 4 Innovation programme managed by Luxinnovation enables companies, especially SMEs, to find the resources they need to launch innovation activities and to optimise their organisation.
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New digital tool to help seniors stay mobile

24-01-2020

Digital health assessment specialist SportMed helps health managers, therapists and trainers interpret health data and provide practical recommendations to their clients. Through an R&D project supported by a national subsidy, the company has developed a new, comprehensive solution targeting the needs of senior citizens.
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Brexit & the UK's participation in Horizon 2020

17-01-2020

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible extension of the Article 50 period to 31 January 2020. During this period, the UK will remain a member of the EU with all the relevant rights and obligations. This means that UK organisations can continue to participate in Horizon 2020 as a Member State.
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INNOWWIDE Call 2 open until 31 March 2020

17-01-2020

The INNOWWIDE pilot call intends to bring European highly innovative SMEs to the forefront of international markets by opening two calls that will allow them to conduct Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in cooperation with local stakeholders. It will, then, create the conditions to increase the uptake of European innovative solutions in markets outside of Europe. The VAP lasts no longer than six months.
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35 years at the service of innovation in Luxembourg

15-11-2019

In the presence of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke, Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, celebrated its 35th anniversary at the Athénée de Luxembourg.
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Intellectual property: Turning creativity into economic results

01-10-2019

A medical device, a new design, an innovative algorithm or an audio-visual production are all the results of creative processes. However, in order for them to generate an economic return, the intellectual property aspects of these inventions needs to be protected and managed in the right way.
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European Innovation Council to invest in high potential breakthrough innovation

03-07-2019

Innovators have a harder time finding risk-willing growth capital in Europe than in the US or in Asia. In order to alleviate this problem and pave the way for breakthrough and disruptive innovation, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has been set up as a new instrument aimed at providing substantial financial support to innovative researchers and companies. On 27 June 2019, Luxinnovation hosted an event where the EIC presented its new funding measures to Luxembourg stakeholders.
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How mission-oriented innovation can change society

14-06-2019

Innovation is widely recognised as an important driver of competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Many countries implement research and innovation programmes to stimulate R&D that can result in innovative products and services and increase the success rate of innovative companies. But what is their real value for society?
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Towards mission-driven research and innovation

12-06-2019

On 6 June 2019, Luxinnovation organised the annual conference of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies which the agency chairs in 2019. Representatives of 30 national innovation agencies gathered in Luxembourg to discuss the implementation of mission-driven research and innovation programmes that are aimed at tackling major societal challenges.
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"We are incredibly lucky"

06-06-2019

When joining Luxinnovation in September 2015, Barbara Grau not only brought her skills but also a soft accent from Spain. As member of the Corporate R&D and Innovation Support team, Barbara carries out due diligence, identifies the innovation potential of companies and advises on relevant subsidies.
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On the road to Industry 4.0

31-05-2019

In order to maintain competitiveness and increase their productivity on international markets, it has become essential for companies in the Luxembourg manufacturing sector to make a transition to Industry 4.0. The “Customer to Customer Digitalisation” project of Ceratizit, designed and co-financed with the support of Luxinnovation, is a life-size example of what can be done.
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Innovation at everyone’s fingertips

22-05-2019

With the law of 17 May 2017 on the promotion of Research, Development and Innovation, companies benefit from a wide range of tools to support their innovation efforts.
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Publication of the 2018 Luxinnovation Annual Report

07-05-2019

Luxinnovation, the national agency for the promotion of innovation, has just published its annual report for 2018: a year marked by the refinement of the agency's general strategy, more than ever at the service of Luxembourg companies, whatever their size, to support them in their innovation efforts.
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TAFTIE expert session on innovation advisory services

30-04-2019

On 25 April, Luxinnovation hosted representatives of 23 national innovation agencies for a workshop on how innovation advisory services can increase the impact of public funding programmes. The event was organised in the context of Luxinnovation’s 2019 chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies. The afternoon session was hosted at the premises of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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LuxDev calls for sustainable business projects in developing countries

07-03-2019

LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency, invites Luxembourg and European companies to engage with partners in developing countries to implement sustainable business projects. Companies active in the fields of biohealth, ICT, fintech, ecoinnovation and the circular economy, and logistics can submit proposals.
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AAL call 2019 now published !

11-02-2019

Following the central Info day held in Brussels on 31 January, the 2019 AAL Call for proposals, focused on “Sustainable smart solutions for living well”, is now published.
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Hannover Messe 2019: call for Participation

18-12-2018

For the next edition of the international trade fair Hannover Messe, which will take place from 1st to 5th April 2019 in Hanover, the Chamber of Commerce is planning to set up a Luxembourg collective stand. Companies interested in participating have until 21st December to make themselves known.
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New investments in sight for Circuit Foil in Luxembourg

31-08-2018

Established in Wiltz for almost 60 years, Circuit Foil, a company specialising in the production of copper foils, continues to invest heavily in Luxembourg, reaffirming its global leadership in many areas such as automotive, electronic banking or mobile telephony.
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Fit 4 Start: “Paying attention to the needs of each start-up”

08-08-2018

Luxinnovation is currently inviting ICT and health tech start-ups to apply to the next edition of the acceleration programme Fit 4 Start that will support 15 promising start-ups with launching their businesses successfully in Luxembourg.
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Esch-Schifflange: the city of the future begins to emerge

17-07-2018

As part of the national project for regeneration of more than 60 ha of Arcelor Mittal brownfields in Esch-Schifflange, with the aim of creating an eco-district, the Agora development company tasked Luxinnovation with initiating a process to identify innovative technologies, services and products. The first brainstorming session was held at the beginning of July.
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EEN Luxembourg: 10 years supporting and advising companies

12-07-2018

The unique European network dedicated to the internationalisation and innovation of companies, SMEs and VSEs celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday 09 July 2018, in front of 250 guests from the business, economic and political world. This is an opportunity to recall how sharing and exchange of ideas can be major contributors to the development of companies, whatever their size.
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