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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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Ziggu comes out on top in CYEL competition

13-06-2019

The winner of the 13th edition of the CYEL competition organised by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg (JCI Luxembourg) is known. Yannick Bontinckx, co-founder of Ziggu, a service platform dedicated to building professionals and their clients, won the jury's favour.
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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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Design Awards: creative people in the spotlight

12-06-2019

For the third time since 2015, the best national achievements in the field of design will be rewarded this Wednesday at the Luxembourg Design Awards. The awards ceremony is organised at Neumünster Abbey by the Design Luxembourg association.
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There is no cap on innovation

07-06-2019

An object as banal, in appearance, as a bottle cap, can nevertheless be at the origin of great technological innovation. Established in Foetz in 2017, Guala Closures Group's technology development centre excels in this area, and the international awards it has won are a testimony to this.
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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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House of Startups: one year and lots of projects in the pipeline

04-06-2019

Last June, the Chamber of Commerce opened the House of Startups. Spread over 5,000 m2 and five floors and occupied by four incubators and innovation hubs, it now hosts more than 100 start-ups.
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The smart, sustainable cities of the future

31-05-2019

According to the United Nations, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities in 2030. Developing smart and sustainable technologies in areas such as mobility, energy use and waste management is not an option but a necessity.
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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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Stimulating cleantech business from Scandinavia

29-05-2019

Developing the clean technologies sector is a priority in Luxembourg, and the country is keen to learn from the best. Luxinnovation has set up a partnership with Cleantech Scandinavia in order to attract companies and technologies from the Nordic countries that are among the world leaders in this field.
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19 September: save the date!

28-05-2019

At the initiative of the BioHealth Cluster, the health technology sector’ players will meet in September for an innovative event concept.
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The circular economy as a guiding principle

28-05-2019

The EcoInnovation cluster continues its fundamental work, with its priority actions in 2019 being part of the circular economy, with the main themes of plastics and deconstruction waste in Luxembourg and the Greater Region.
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Digitisation for the benefit of businesses and citizens

27-05-2019

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider teamed up this Friday to present political guidelines for both artificial intelligence and for the ongoing digitisation of priority economic sectors.
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"My background in research is very valuable"

27-05-2019

When Charles Betz left Luxembourg to continue his studies in molecular biology abroad, his idea was to pursue an international academic career. After studying and working in Switzerland and the US, he was finally persuaded to try his luck within Luxinnovation’s European finance team.
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Luxembourg will host the 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe

23-05-2019

Luxembourg has been selected to host the 2020 edition of the Cleantech Forum Europe, a major international event in the field of clean technologies. The forum will provide excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas on the latest cleantech trends with leading stakeholders from all over Europe. It will also showcase Luxembourg’s most dynamic organisations and projects in the field.
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Luxembourg launches LSA Data Center to promote access to space data

22-05-2019

During the Space Forum 2019, Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Data Center, to support businesses in Luxembourg with reliable, fast and intuitive access to data streams from the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme.
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Mission accomplished for Luxembourg at VivaTechnology

22-05-2019

With a 40 m2 national pavilion, Luxembourg attracted many entrepreneurs interested in the country's innovation ecosystem during the VivaTechnology exhibition, held in Paris from 16 to 18 May. The eight exhibiting Luxembourg start-ups present on the stand also received interesting visits.
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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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"New opportunities make the job exciting"

17-05-2019

During his 13 years at Luxinnovation, Arnaud Duban has had a wide range of responsibilities that have given him an excellent insight into the issues Luxembourg SMEs face and made him able to better understand the challenges they face.
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The wood sector between tradition and innovation

15-05-2019

The Wood Cluster Forum conference organised on 14 May by the Luxinnovation Wood Cluster provided an opportunity to present a recent wood sector mapping and discuss current topics.
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Fashiontech: sustainable fashion start-ups

10-05-2019

Intelligent clothing, research centres and living materials: the fashion industry is in full swing. Innovation, which is increasingly being introduced in the sector, is optimising internal processes and offering new experiences to consumers.
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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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Anisoprint: Luxembourg an ideal EU base

07-05-2019

When Russian start-up Anisoprint decided in 2018 to bring its pioneering 3D printing technology for composite materials to the European market, Luxembourg quickly stood out as the ideal EU base. One year later, the company is in the process of moving its headquarters as well as most of its staff here. Convinced by the country’s start-up friendly environment and excellent support network, Anisoprint is also counting on a strategic research partnership to meet the requirements of large industrial clients.
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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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Agilis Engineering is flying with its own wings

26-04-2019

This spring 2019, Agilis Engineering has two good reasons to celebrate: its 10th anniversary and the inauguration of its new premises at the entrance to the Western Region Business Park in Grass.
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Wood Cluster Forum: second edition on the horizon!

26-04-2019

After last year's success, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster is repeating its annual Forum which will take place on 14 May in Mersch.
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Craft’s Innovation Award 2019: registrations are open

24-04-2019

For the 6th time, the Chamber of Skilled Crafts is organising the "Craft’s Innovation Award". For this 2019 edition, companies are invited to apply in six categories up until 20 July 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on 5 December.
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Manga figures and technical prowess made in Luxembourg

23-04-2019

The young Luxembourg company Tsume Art is well on the way to succeed in its mad challenge: to become one of the world leaders in the design and production of high-end statuettes and figurines inspired by the world of manga and video games.
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Goodyear and Luxembourg – partners in innovation

16-04-2019

The top management of global tyre company Goodyear was in Luxembourg on 12 April 2019 for the group’s Patent Dinner 2019. Luxinnovation’s CEO Sasha Baillie was invited to give a keynote speech on the long-standing and successful innovation partnership developed between one of the largest tyre companies in the world and the dynamic host country of its only innovation centre located outside the US.
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Organising the cross-border mobility of tomorrow

12-04-2019

The mobility of the future must be safe, environmentally friendly and flexible. It must also be simple, inexpensive and accessible to all in order to maintain and promote the development of the cross-border labour market. In this context, automation and intelligent transport systems play a central role.
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