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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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Horizon Europe – Eligibility specificities linked to the notion of the Union strategic assets, interests, autonomy or security

05-05-2023

The Horizon Europe programme is generally open for participation to organisations located in EU member states and associated countries. However, specific rules apply to activities related to assets, interests, autonomy and security that are strategic for the EU.
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Spring amendment of Horizon Europe Work Programme offers more funding opportunities under Cluster 3

28-04-2023

The European Commission has amended the 2023-2024 Horizon Europe Work Programme. Very few changes appear, except for Cluster 3 – Civil security for society, which will offer six additional funding opportunities in 2024.
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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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