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DIH ON TOUR bus arrives at the Smart Manufacturing Week

05-06-2023

During the Smart Manufacturing Week on 6 and 7 June 2023, the DIH ON TOUR bus will be transformed into a business matchmaking and meeting platform. Board the bus in front of the Luxexpo The Box to interact with representatives from the European Digital Innovation Hub Luxembourg and Saarland. Save the dates for the other upcoming DIH ON TOUR events!
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Combining sustainability and competitiveness

05-06-2023

During the conference "Megatrends 2050: Shaping the future with scientific foresight", Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, reviewed some of these megatrends and how Luxembourg is addressing these challenges. Second part: climate change and resource scarcity.
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One sustainable solution, benefits for many companies

31-05-2023

Luxinnovation, in partnership with several partners, creates several solutions that assist different groups of companies to become more sustainable. We examine some of the existing sustainable solutions and others in the pipeline.
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Applying for EIC Accelerator funding: How to succeed

30-05-2023

The EIC Accelerator is one of the most prestigious and attractive, but also one of the most competitive, funding instruments of Horizon Europe for individual start-ups and small companies developing and scaling up game-changing innovations. Three former Fit 4 Start participants who have received funding shared their best advice about do’s and don’ts at the Fit 4 Start Alumni event held on 25 May 2023.
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Focus on the new "zero-emission vehicles" aid scheme

25-05-2023

Follow our webinar (in French language) on Tuesday 13 June , from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to learn all about this new funding scheme.
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Supporting each company’s unique path to sustainability

25-05-2023

Johnny Brebels, Director Company Relations and Support at Luxinnovation, explains how the national innovation agency, by utilising a variety of financial and technical instruments at its disposal, in addition to its other services, helps Luxembourg companies at various stages of their sustainable transition.
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Built4People: enabling people-centric, smart and sustainable buildings

25-05-2023

The Built4People partnership will channel nearly €400million of EU funding to drive the transition to a people-centric and sustainable built environment. A workshop at Luxinnovation on 10 May 2023 brought together various stakeholders to discuss the priorities for the 2023-2024 Built4People programme and possibilities for Luxembourg companies.
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Giving value to data

24-05-2023

During the conference "Megatrends 2050: Shaping the future with scientific foresight", Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, reviewed some of these megatrends and how Luxembourg is addressing these challenges. First, the acceleration of technological change and hyperconnectivity.
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Digital health solutions: enabling market launch for “European champions”

22-05-2023

There’s been progress on digital medical device regulations, but what existing barriers hinder the uptake of innovations on the European market. And what solutions are available? This was the focus of the European Digital Healthtech Hub Conference in Luxembourg, which emphasised the importance of harmonised standards and private investor engagement, best practices and other actions that can be taken.
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“A highly supportive relationship”

22-05-2023

Healthtech start-up Arspectra has been in contact with Luxinnovation ever since its creation in 2018. After participating in the Fit 4 Start accelerator programme the same year, it has also received valuable input from the agency to get innovative projects off the ground and, most recently, to successfully apply for funding from the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator.
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Five winners awarded at the prize-giving ceremony of the third edition of the Circular By Design Challenge

17-05-2023

On Tuesday 16 May, the prize-giving ceremony of the third edition of the Circular by Design Challenge took place in the presence of the Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, and the Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Minister for Tourism, Lex Delles.
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Two Luxembourg start-ups supported by WomenTechEU

15-05-2023

In the framework of the WomenTechEU programme dedicated to innovative deep-tech projects led by women, two Luxembourg companies, supported by Luxinnovation, have received European financial aid.
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"Luxinnovation is a business facilitator"

15-05-2023

National railway company CFL places a high priority on exploring the potential of innovation in the transportation industry. To expand its mobility services, it sought to work with strategic partners on its pilot autonomous shuttle project. Luxinnovation supported this ambition by forging crucial partnerships to drive this agenda and fostered crucial collaborations for associated projects.
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Using the circular economy to evoke a paradigm shift

11-05-2023

Ahead of the Circular by Design Challenge awards ceremony taking place at the Philharmonie Luxembourg on 16 May 2023, we caught up with “Circular growth Guru” and CEO of Green Leadership, Harald Friedl, who will deliver the keynote speech during the ceremony.
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Megatrends: preparing the world of tomorrow

11-05-2023

A two-day conference organised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies and the FNR reviewed major societal and economic trends that will shape the future. Luxinnovation’s CEO Sasha Baillie was one of the speakers identifying challenges and opportunities that Luxembourg is likely to face in the coming years.
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Luxembourg Supercomputing Day 2023: Research and business prospects in HPC

11-05-2023

The Luxembourg Supercomputing Day 2023 focused on how industry players, research entities and public administrations can use supercomputing to their advantage. The developing supercomputing ecosystem in Europe and the prospect for more companies to improve project outcomes using high-performance computing (HPC), also known as supercomputing, were highlighted.
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Cybersecurity solutions accessible to all

10-05-2023

The latest International Cybersecurity Forum, held in France in early April, confirmed the diversity of a market that concerns all types of companies and all types of problems.
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“A very good relationship for years”

08-05-2023

In 2022, innovative packaging materials solutions provider Avery Dennison Luxembourg started working with the Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH), which is managed by Luxinnovation. This contact, which builds further on the “very good relationship” the company has had with Luxinnovation for decades, has already provided a new push forward in its digital transformation journey.
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European conference: Facilitating the market launch of digital medical devices

05-05-2023

On 16-17 May 2023, Luxembourg will host the first-ever European Digital HealthTech Hub Conference focused on how to help companies successfully launch new digital medical devices on the market. We spoke to Jean-Philippe Arié, Cluster Manager – HealthTech at Luxinnovation, about why start-ups, companies, national and regional healthtech hubs and policy makers should join the conference.
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“We are lucky to have Luxinnovation’s support”

27-04-2023

Since its creation in 2017, SolarCleano has developed an impressive range of remotely guided and autonomous solar panel cleaning robots. Conducting all its R&D activities in-house, the highly innovative company has worked with Luxinnovation’s support to find funding for consecutive R&D projects, get in contact with new partners and suppliers, and implement new IT tools through the agency’s Fit 4 Digital programme.
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House of Sustainability in Luxembourg officially opens to companies

26-04-2023

The House of Sustainability, which officially launched on 21 April 2023 as a one-stop shop for all sustainable development solutions in Luxembourg, offers and guides companies toward an all-inclusive service offering available in Luxembourg to support their sustainable transition. Luxinnovation’s Sustainability Innovation Hub, which forms part of the surrounding ecosystem enabling the advancement of a sustainable, circular, and competitive Luxembourg economy, supports companies in achieving their sustainability goals through innovation.
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Green defence: The rise of dual-use technologies

25-04-2023

Close to 50 company representatives and researchers joined the event “Dual-use technologies for green defence: European opportunities for Luxembourg research and industry” hosted by Luxinnovation on 18 April 2023. The event highlighted national and European R&D initiatives targeting green defence and emphasised the increasing importance of dual-use technologies applicable to civil solutions just as well as to security and defence.
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Four compelling reasons to attend the Luxembourg Supercomputing Day

24-04-2023

Supercomputers’ computational capacity, as well as the related business, research, and innovation prospects, has prompted increased global interest in supercomputing technologies. The annual Supercomputing Day, which will be held on 4 May 2023 at MUDAM Luxembourg, will highlight the benefits and potential of high performance computing while encouraging knowledge-sharing at all levels for the benefit of previous and future users of supercomputing technologies. In this article, we discuss some key reasons the Supercomputing Day is a worthwhile experience.
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Franz Fayot and Sasha Baillie present the 2022 Annual Report of Luxinnovation

24-04-2023

On 24 April 2023, Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot and Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, presented the 2022 annual report of the national innovation agency. Hosted by SolarCleano, a company that has benefitted from Luxinnovation’s support, the presentation focused on key actions undertaken during the first year of implementation of Luxinnovation’s 2022-2025 strategy.
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Interregional cooperation to advance the use of wood and biosourced construction

18-04-2023

The 12th International Wood Construction Forum (FBC) was held at the Lille Grand Palais convention centre from 12 to 14 April 2023. The Luxembourg Wood Cluster managed by Luxinnovation organised a bus trip with selected companies to ensure Luxembourg’s visibility during the forum, which brings together European and international frontrunners active in the wood and associated industries to discuss the future of forestry and construction in Europe. The growing use of bio-based materials in construction and CO2 neutrality in the building sector was a key theme this year.
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Luxinnovation and LIST sign MoU to develop the Sustainable Composite Materials Centre

06-04-2023

On 4 April, Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the development of the recently inaugurated Sustainable Composite Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SCMM). This cooperation agreement aims to strengthen business development activities, build community engagement, foster interactions between several stakeholders and improve knowledge-sharing.
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First call for projects aimed at promoting social innovation in Luxembourg

05-04-2023

During the “Social Innovation BarCamp” organised on 30 March 2023 at the House of Startups, the Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, and the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Economy, Georges Engel, launched the first call for projects aiming at promoting and supporting social innovation in Luxembourg. Successful projects can be subsidised up to €200,000 to partially cover related costs, such as staff costs.
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16 companies sign up for the Fit 4 Sustainability programme

03-04-2023

Just seven months after its debut, the Fit 4 Sustainability programme is gathering momentum and piquing the interest of companies looking to evaluate and reduce their environmental impact. There are currently 16 companies engaged in the programme application, including small, medium and large enterprises. Senior Advisor - SME Performance at Luxinnovation, Emmanuelle Kipper, reveals that the most common requests from businesses are currently for energy efficiency studies.
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Four simple steps to implement an effective market watch

30-03-2023

Companies that want to stay ahead of the competition must be aware of important market developments and strategically position themselves vis-à-vis their competitors to take advantage of market opportunities using the information they have obtained. During a Club Innovation event, which was jointly organised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Trade, the Enterprise Europe Network - Luxembourg, and Luxinnovation on 14 March 2023, Market Intelligence Analysts at Luxinnovation, Paul-Louis Bene and Julie Gaspar, broke down the fundamentals of implementing an effective market watch into four key steps.
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Creative Industries Cluster B2B Meet up: “Building trust is a priority”

28-03-2023

On 21 March 2023, the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster organised a B2B meetup to promote cross-sector synergies within the ecosystem. Around 40 people attended the event at the Blends Café in the heart of Luxembourg, including company representatives and creative entrepreneurs. The meetup, which coincided with World Poetry Day, was an excellent opportunity to introduce the new Cluster Manager, Kristian Horsburgh, and marked the cluster’s first gathering in 2023.
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