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Innovation and technology for meeting humanitarian needs

04-07-2023

On 29 June 2023, Luxinnovation co-organised the pitch event of the World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator at Luxexpo The Box. For CEO Sasha Baillie, innovation and technology are key elements for responding to the needs arising in a rapidly changing world.
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10 start-ups graduated from Fit 4 Start #13 and calls are now open for Fit 4 Start #14

30-06-2023

The Graduate Showcase 2023 of the Fit 4 Start programme highlighted 10 start-ups. The calls are now open for Fit 4 Start #14.
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Key tips from Fit 4 Start #13 graduates

30-06-2023

The 14th edition of the Fit 4 Start programme is now open for registration. Startups from the just concluded 13th edition highlight key tips for consideration for the next round of applicants and participants.
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Graduates of Fit 4 Start #13 highlight major takeaways

30-06-2023

The 13th edition of the Fit 4 Start acceleration programme concluded with a spectacular graduation ceremony on 29 June 2023. The innovative startups share the most essential takeaways from the one-of-a-kind experience.
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European Defence Fund: five Luxembourg players selected

27-06-2023

Five Luxembourg entities are part of the consortia of 5 out of the 41 collaborative projects selected by the European Defence Fund (EDF).
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Luxinnovation signs Letter of Intent for Benelux security and defence industry cooperation

22-06-2023

Belgian national defence and space industrial association Agora, Dutch national defence and space industrial association NIDV and Luxembourg’s national innovation agency, Luxinnovation, have signed a Letter of Intent focused on cooperation at the Le Bourget airshow in Paris.
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Humanitarian innovation: Join the WFP pitching session online

21-06-2023

16 contenders from 14 countries will join the final pitching session of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator from the World Food Programme (WFP) hosted by Luxinnovation on 29 June 2023. We spoke to Barbara Grau, Head of Corporate R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, about what type of innovative solutions potential investors, partners and other interested players can discover at the event.
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Focus on the Construction Day

20-06-2023

At the beginning of June, as part of the 2023 edition of Smart Manufacturing Week, a special day dedicated to the construction sector provided an opportunity to review a number of key issues that are central to the day-to-day concerns of professionals.
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From Seed to Scale: the roadmap for Luxembourg's start-up ecosystem

19-06-2023

At the Vivatech trade show in Paris, Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot presented the roadmap for the future development of Luxembourg's start-up ecosystem. The aim is to reach a new stage of maturity, with a particular focus on the transition of young start-ups to the scale-up level.
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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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