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Luxembourg joins the European Startup Nation Alliance

15-06-2023

On the sidelines of the Vivatech trade fair, where Luxembourg's start-up ecosystem will be represented in a national pavilion, Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot announced that Luxembourg has joined ESNA, the European Startup Nation Alliance, which aims to improve the European entrepreneurial ecosystem. The national innovation agency, Luxinnovation, will represent the country within this European alliance.
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Cybersecurity: Focus on Luxembourg skills presented at FIC 2023

14-06-2023

Luxembourg was represented by a national pavilion at the 15th edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), held in Lille (France) at the beginning of April.
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A new brochure presenting the creative industries

14-06-2023

The General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of the Ministry of the Economy presented a new brochure featuring Luxembourg’s creative industries at an event of the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster hosted by 1535° Creative Hub Differdange. Developed by Luxinnovation in close collaboration with the General Directorate, the publication highlights the importance of the creative industries for the country and promotes the matchmaking platform just made available to Luxembourg’s creative industry stakeholders.
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Health at the heart of digitalisation

13-06-2023

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. The last part: the changing challenges in healthcare.
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EIC Accelerator - change of submission platform

12-06-2023

Important news for all EIC Accelerator applicants: as a result of a contractual dispute, the EIC AI Platform for the submission of proposals has been discontinued and is no longer accessible.
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85 solar power plant projects qualify for investment aid

09-06-2023

Following a call for projects launched in October 2022, 85 solar power plant projects by 75 Luxembourg companies qualified for public funding. These projects will receive a total investment aid of €16.1 million. Some of the selected companies received support from Luxinnovation.
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Applications open for Healthcare Week Luxembourg Awards

09-06-2023

The best hospital projects in the field of innovation will be awarded at an event organised by the Luxembourg Hospital Federation (FHL), with which Luxinnovation is associated. Application deadline: 11 August
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Smart manufacturing towards sustainability

07-06-2023

The 2023 Smart Manufacturing Week, organised by Luxinnovation, kicked off with a resounding emphasis on sustainable manufacturing. Speakers at the opening of the conference explored the industrial landscape in Europe and Luxembourg, bringing up the present difficulties, strategies, and solutions that can enable a sustainable transformation of the manufacturing industry.
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2 new calls launched for accessing JRC research infrastructures on Energy Storage

07-06-2023

After successful renovation and extension works, JRC in Petten (NL) is opening its laboratories in the field of Energy Storage, Fuel Cells And Electrolyser Testing Facilities (FCTEST) and the Battery Energy Storage Testing for Safe Electric Transport.
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Aid for investments in environmental protection

07-06-2023

Would you like to invest in a project to reduce the environmental impact of your company’s activities? But the project is costly, and you need financial assistance to take the plunge? Is your company based in Luxembourg? If so, you may be eligible for state aid to offset the additional costs linked to environmental protection in the investments you plan to make. Luxinnovation can guide you.
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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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The Call for Twin Cities is now open!

22-05-2023

The Net Zero Cities has opened a call for twin cities, under the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.
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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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Intellectual Property for Creatives

17-05-2023

A workshop dedicated to the cultural and creative sector will be held on 23 May to demystify tools, tips and financing solutions linked to Intellectual property.
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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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