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Fun, food and folly at the Schueberfouer

28-09-2018

From 23 August to 11 September, Luxembourg hosted the 678th edition of its traditional Schueberfouer fun far. Around 2 million visitors enjoyed the mixture of tradition, adrenaline and local gastronomy offered by this unique fair.
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Three US space companies choose Luxembourg as European base

28-09-2018

Three US companies – Made In Space, Hydrosat and CubeRover – specialising in space activities and technologies will set up operations in Luxembourg. This is yet another confirmation of the attractiveness of Luxembourg’s business-oriented space ecosystem.
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In search of innovation “made in Russia”

28-09-2018

The advantages of Luxembourg as a host country for Russian innovative companies were highlighted during a visit to the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow on 21 September 2018.
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Luxembourg-based companies invest €250 million in nearly 250,000 m2 of logistics space since 2013

26-09-2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Étienne Schneider inaugurated on 20 September 2018 the viaduct connecting the Eurohub Sud logistics park to the rail/road intermodal terminal.
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Autumn/ Winter key events for Horizon 2020

26-09-2018

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.
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The EU Plastics strategy and Horizon 2020 funding opportunities

25-09-2018

Plastics are in the spotlight in Luxembourg as they have major consequences for the environment, the climate, the oceans and human health. The plastics sector is evolving and Luxinnovation aims at helping Luxembourg players to move towards a more sustainable plastics economy.
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“Luxembourg is a cutting-edge laboratory for new concepts”

25-09-2018

The Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils (Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers, OAI) will be hosting the next networking event organised by the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster on the theme of the ‘Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design Continuum’.
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Creativecluster.lu: already more than 10,000 visitors!

24-09-2018

Less than 4 months after its official launch on the 29th of May, the Luxembourg Creative Industries clusters’ online platform has exceeded 10,000 visitors. 10,070 to be precise.
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LePlateauLUX : innovation with Société Générale

21-09-2018

Sociéte Générale bank in Luxembourg launched #LePlateauLUX, its innovation laboratory, designed to foster collaboration between internal project developers, start-ups and the Fintech ecosystem in Luxembourg.
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The Asia-Europe meeting is (also) under preparation in Luxembourg

21-09-2018

Just over a month before the 12th ASEM Asia-Europe Summit in Brussels, a delegation of 18 people from 10 countries from both continents visited Luxembourg. Coordinated by Luxinnovation, discussions and visits revolved around eco-innovation topics.
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ENISA launches the Cybersecurity Strategies Evaluation Tool

20-09-2018

The new National Cybersecurity Strategies evaluation tool will help Member States evaluate their priorities according to their National Cyber Security Strategies. For each strategic objective, the tool offers recommendations and ideas on how to improve.
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The Human Brain Project launches voucher programme

20-09-2018

The Call invites researchers to apply for free access to the HBP Platform's services and engineering support to advance their research. Each voucher provides the winner with 6-12 months of HBP engineering time. The deadline for application is 25 October 2018.

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GFCI: Luxembourg among top 3 financial centres in the EU

19-09-2018

Luxembourg is once again ranked as one of the top 3 financial centres in the EU, according to the latest edition of the Global Financial Centres Index 24, published today.Furthermore, at global level Luxembourg remains among the top financial centres likely to become more significant in the future.
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Luxembourg ranks 15th in Expat Insider study 2018

19-09-2018

Expat Insider is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad based on 48 evaluating everyday expat life. In total, 18,135 expats from across the globe took part in the survey. They represent 178 nationalities and are living in 187 countries or territories.
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Registration open for the virtual info day on H2020 transport

19-09-2018

The virtual information day on the Horizon 2020 transport calls for funding in 2019 will take place on 23 October 2018 at 09:30 Brussels time. The event will be dedicated to the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on smart, green and integrated transport. In total, nearly €355 million will be made available under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART) and Green Vehicles (GV) calls, as well as the Next-Generation Batteries (BAT) call.
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New Energy topics with short deadlines

19-09-2018

Opening of short-deadline calls
New H2020 topics under the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy work package will open for application in September. For all the following calls, the deadline is 11th of December 2018.
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Luxembourg participation in Horizon 2020

18-09-2018

In 2018, Luxembourg ranked for the first time as Innovation Leader on the 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard. Indeed, Luxembourg applications in H2020 programmes increased by +195% with 417 applications. You can find more detailed information in our memo on Luxembourg participation in H2020.
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Fit 4 Start Selection & Graduation Day: more than 60 ICT and HealthTech start-ups in the spotlight

17-09-2018

A day full of fresh ideas and innovative projects; inspiring start-ups in the fields of ICT and Health Technologies present themselves. The next Fit 4 Start Selection & Graduation Day will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018 at Kinepolis Kirchberg and will allow the audience to discover 62 innovative start-ups.
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Successful take-off for the Luxembourg Space Agency

12-09-2018

This Wednesday, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) was officially launched, with the aim of promoting the economic development of the Grand Duchy's space industry. A dedicated fund is also being set up, targeting an initial capital of 100 million euros to support the emergence of new space companies with innovative ideas and technologies.
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DBRS confirms Luxembourg triple A rating

12-09-2018

On 9th March 2018, the DBRS rating agency confirmed the retention of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg's "AAA" rating, with a stable outlook.
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Luxinnovation attended the EIC Innovator Summit

11-09-2018

Luxinnovation attended the EIC Innovator Summit the 10th and 11th September in Berlin. Luxinnovation was representing Idealist2018, the NCP ICT network, highly involved in the SME instrument support. Luxinnovation met with European colleagues from Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), NCP-network Access4SME, European public funding agencies and the Commission.
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Greenfield FDI Performance Index ranks Luxembourg 1st in regional category Western Europe

06-09-2018

A study by fDi Intelligence reveals which countries outperform their size when it comes to generating greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI).
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Luxembourg scores 9th worldwide on international property rights index 2018

06-09-2018

The IPRI scores the underlining institutions of a strong property rights regime: the legal and political environment, physical property rights, and intellectual property rights. It is the world’s only index entirely dedicated to the measurement of intellectual and physical property rights.
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New Luxembourg information portal for logistics and international trade

06-09-2018

Discover the Luxembourg Information Portal for Logistics and international Trade. Understand why use Luxembourg as your European logistics hub and get relevant information on how to proceed.
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FNR and Ministry of the Economy to launch a "Space Research Programme"

05-09-2018

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, and Secretary General and Executive Head of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Marc Schiltz, signed an agreement to develop a programme to support research for the commercial space industry in Luxembourg.
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The future of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

04-09-2018

The January 2018 publication by the European Commission of the proposal for Horizon Europe, the next Research and Innovation Framework financed by the European Union, has started a lot of ongoing debates. The Science of Communication Journal published a compilation of comments and suggestions on the future of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) and “Science with and For Society” (SWAFS) within Horizon Europe.
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Registration open for the H2020 Energy virtual info day

04-09-2018

Registration for this year H2020 Energy virtual info day is open. The virtual info day will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018, from 14:30 to 17:15.
It will cover the upcoming H2020 calls for funding in the areas of: Renewable Energy Sources, Carbon Capture and Storage, Batteries.
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New funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 for Next-Generation Batteries

03-09-2018

The European Commission published a separate cross-thematic work programme with new Horizon 2020 funding opportunities under the title “Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries”.
The work programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards a de-carbonised society, building on the COP21, the EU 2020 targets, and the 2050 Energy Roadmap. The focus is on electric batteries for vehicles, with a budget of €114 Million for 2019 and €70 Million for 2020.
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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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Understanding the real estate market with Houser

23-08-2018

Luxinnovation spoke with the founders of Houser, a start-up of the very first Fit 4 Start edition in 2015. Houser is a real-estate data analytics company whose mission is to become the trusted source of professional real-estate information.
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