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€215.5 million available for advancing Europe’s circular bio-based economy

28-04-2023

CBE JU opens the 2023 calls for proposals. A total of €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics. All stakeholders of the circular bio-based industries ecosystem can apply by 20 September 2023, 17:00 Brussels time.
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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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How to Increase the Participation of Talented Newcomers in Horizon Europe NMP Projects?

24-04-2023

The report looks at good practices and experiences in the implementation of policy measures to support participation in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme and summarises the main areas of action that should be addressed at European, national, regional and institutional level in removing existing barriers to participation in the Horizon Europe (HE) programme.
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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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Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub gets new European dimension

23-03-2023

The designation as European Digital Innovation Hub (E-DIH) broadens the scope of the Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH) as a one-stop-shop for the digital transformation of the Luxembourg manufacturing sector by providing additional channels and financial resources for more impact in Luxembourg and Europe. With Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, continuing its role as coordinator, four additional partners now join the L-DIH consortium to considerably extend its service offer.
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New healthtech business developer joins Luxinnovation

22-03-2023

The international business development team at national innovation agency Luxinnovation informs and guides international companies considering Luxembourg as a potential location for their European offices. On 1 March 2023, Régis Ciré joined the team and took on the role of supporting healthtech businesses.
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Latvia-Luxembourg wood sector forum participants accentuate collaborative research

16-03-2023

Luxinnovation co-organised a hybrid business forum for the wood sector during the just concluded official trade mission to Latvia with the aim to facilitate exchanges between the Luxembourg wood companies and representatives from the Latvian wood sector. During the meeting, both parties expressed their interest in expanding economic cooperation and developing joint research activities.
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L-DIH Talks: New webinars on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector

15-03-2023

The Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH) is about to launch the 2023 edition of its popular “L-DIH Talks” webinar series that will run from March to December. We spoke to Joachim Clemens-Stolbrink, Senior Advisor Digital Transformation at Luxinnovation, about the topics and new features that the series will cover and the added value it offers to the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector.
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Strategic cross-border partnerships enhance digital transformation

13-03-2023

Speakers at the 19th AALE conference, held in Luxembourg for the first-time, highlighted the role of automation technologies in accelerating digital transformation and the uptake of Industry 4.0. Luxinnovation CEO, Sasha Ballie, underlined the “great pool of manufacturing expertise” available in neighbouring countries, particularly in polytechnics and research entities, and the high potential of partner networks between industry players and technical institutions.
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The Green Deal Industrial Plan: EU leading the age of net-zero industry

06-03-2023

Officially launched on the 1st of February 2023, the Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP) is an ambitious initiative of the European Commission that aims at transforming the EU's industrial sector into a more sustainable and competitive force in the global market.
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Fit 4 Innovation - Health Tech Market programme now open

01-03-2023

Luxembourg companies seeking to launch new and innovative digital medical devices on the European market can benefit from external support in developing their regulatory roadmap for obtaining the CE marking label. Applications for the Fit 4 Innovation - Health Tech Market programme can be submitted at any time beginning 1 March 2023.
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Renewed partnership agreement for stimulating defence capabilities through innovation

24-02-2023

On 24 February 2023, Luxinnovation and the Directorate of Defence of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs signed a three-year convention for supporting companies and research centres in developing security and defence capacities through innovation. Building on the cooperation initiated three years ago, the new convention outlines the priority actions for supporting Luxembourg industry in accessing national, European and international defence programmes and markets.
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2023 Business Partnership Facility call for projects open

16-02-2023

The 2023 Business Partnership Facility (BPF) is now open for project submissions. The BPF serves as a catalyst for sustainable development and private-sector engagement in developing countries. Companies in Luxembourg and across Europe can apply for project funding until 30 April 2023. Luxinnovation can guide Luxembourg businesses in their application process.
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Close to €1bn in state aid to businesses in five years

09-02-2023

In about five years, the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy has granted businesses €906m in various state aid measures, focused notably on R&D, innovation and environmental protection. The support provided resulted in investments totalling €1.5bn in Luxembourg. A majority of the co-funded companies were informed by Luxinnovation in their application process.
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Transnational call for R&D projects in lightweighting technologies open

08-02-2023

The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and national funding bodies in Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Canada, France, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are providing R&D project funding to organisations collaborating on international projects in lightweighting technologies. Applications can be submitted until 25 April 2023 for Luxembourg businesses.
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Top-level security standards for Luxembourg supercomputer

07-02-2023

As LuxProvide, the company in charge of Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina, expands its cooperation with companies, it is implementing an advanced security system to ensure that customers can process their data in a climate of complete trust.
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Entering the metaverse market

02-02-2023

Often considered as the next iteration of the internet, the metaverse is expected to play a key role in the digital transformation of the economy. But is it just hype, or a trend with real substance? We spoke to Arnaud Lambert, Director Digital Transformation, and Sara Bouchon, Director Market Intelligence at Luxinnovation, to find out more.
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Launch of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator call for projects

01-02-2023

From today on, the call for projects of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator (HIA) will be open to national and international applications in order to promote innovative solutions in support of the global humanitarian sector. Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2023.
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New joint call for healthtech projects open

01-02-2023

The Ministry of the Economy, the National Research Fund (FNR) and Luxinnovation are launching a second joint call for public-private healthtech partnerships. The second Joint Call HealthTech offers the opportunity to match digital healthtech products or services at the prototype stage with business, research and healthcare expertise. Applications can be submitted until 31 March 2023.
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Mapping the sustainability enablers

26-01-2023

What technologies, solutions and skills can companies count on in their efforts to become more sustainable? Benefitting from its expertise in mapping different economic sectors, Luxinnovation has recently published a mapping of sustainability enablers in Luxembourg.
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Pôle Automobile Européen: Strengthening cross-border automotive cooperation

23-01-2023

After 4 years of intense activity, the Interreg project Pôle Automobile Européen (PAE) came to an end in December 2022. Anthony Auert, manager of the Luxembourg AutoMobility Cluster, gives an update on the results of the project.
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