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Jumping on the bandwagon of the circular economy

15-07-2019

The latest publication of the Chamber of Commerce dedicated to the circular economy offers a very complete overview of the situation in Luxembourg and offers some interesting perspectives.
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Florec, or how to quantify the circular economy

12-07-2019

Industrial companies and researchers are increasingly jointly involved in project related to the circular economy. LIST and Tarkett, for examples, are currently finalising a project on advanced financial analyses of circular processes.
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Fit 4 Start goes into space

08-07-2019

For the first time since its launch in 2015, the acceleration programme for innovative companies managed by Luxinnovation offers tailor-made support to five start-ups active in the space sector. The selected companies will be able to access Earth observation data provided by the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) data centre.
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Stronger together

04-07-2019

Born from the desire of Luxembourg’s industry to develop skills in the field of composites, Composite Industry Luxembourg (CIL), hosted by Luxinnovation, responds to a need originating from companies in the materials sector. CIL aims to strengthen the development of new innovative concepts.
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European Innovation Council to invest in high potential breakthrough innovation

03-07-2019

Innovators have a harder time finding risk-willing growth capital in Europe than in the US or in Asia. In order to alleviate this problem and pave the way for breakthrough and disruptive innovation, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has been set up as a new instrument aimed at providing substantial financial support to innovative researchers and companies. On 27 June 2019, Luxinnovation hosted an event where the EIC presented its new funding measures to Luxembourg stakeholders.
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Financing the next Marie Curie fellowship

02-07-2019

On 13 June, Luxinnovation organised a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant-writing workshop in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg and the BeNeLux chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Participants could learn more about the Individual Fellowships (IF) programme, which is a great option for funding experienced researchers coming to Luxembourg.
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Key Enabling Technologies in NMBP

27-06-2019

EEN Luxembourg participated in a meeting of European partners on 27 June in Strasbourg, organised by The Enterprise Europe Network, the European Commission and the regional innovation agency of the Grand Est Region, Grand E-nov.
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Luxembourg at the heart of Japan Expo

26-06-2019

For two years, Japan Expo, the largest European meeting place for Japanese cultural enthusiasts, has been calling on a Luxembourg start-up to create and run the official stand of the event.
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“The creative industries are increasingly valued”

24-06-2019

The Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster manager gives a very positive assessment of the internet platform creativecluster.lu, one year after its launch.
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Very convincing start-ups recognised at the Fintech Awards

24-06-2019

The 4th edition of the Fintech Awards recognised the Luxembourg start-up Tokeny, which uses blockchain to issue security tokens. Microinsurance, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence were also highlighted in a pitch competition which was impressive for its quality.
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The wood sector in the spotlight at the Esch Theatre

21-06-2019

Invited to speak at the latest "10x6 Green Architecture" event organised by Maison Moderne, Philippe Genot, the Wood Cluster Manager, had the opportunity to demonstrate the important role of wood in the development of green architecture.
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Ujet-MTX: a connected collaboration

21-06-2019

Ujet has partnered with mobile solutions provider MTX Connect in order to give a new dimension to its electric scooters. Through this partnership, the scooters will soon have the same connectivity configuration everywhere, regardless of the geographical area in which they are located.
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Anote, music and new technologies

21-06-2019

The start-up ANote, which proposes to link financial markets and the music industry using blockchain, won the Luxinnovation special prize at the ICT Spring Pitch Your Startup competition in May.
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NCPs CaRE: Luxinnovation shows the way

20-06-2019

Luxinnovation organised a series of workshops from 4 to 7 June, as the national contact point for the NCPs CaRE project, in the field of climate, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
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"The international diversity is very enriching"

17-06-2019

Like many other foreigners who discover Luxembourg, Lena Mårtensson thought that she would stay two or three years when she arrived in 2001 from her native Sweden. Almost two decades later, she is still very happy here and does not hide her “love” for the country of which she knew almost nothing when she arrived.
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How mission-oriented innovation can change society

14-06-2019

Innovation is widely recognised as an important driver of competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Many countries implement research and innovation programmes to stimulate R&D that can result in innovative products and services and increase the success rate of innovative companies. But what is their real value for society?
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Ziggu comes out on top in CYEL competition

13-06-2019

The winner of the 13th edition of the CYEL competition organised by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg (JCI Luxembourg) is known. Yannick Bontinckx, co-founder of Ziggu, a service platform dedicated to building professionals and their clients, won the jury's favour.
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Towards mission-driven research and innovation

12-06-2019

On 6 June 2019, Luxinnovation organised the annual conference of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies which the agency chairs in 2019. Representatives of 30 national innovation agencies gathered in Luxembourg to discuss the implementation of mission-driven research and innovation programmes that are aimed at tackling major societal challenges.
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Design Awards: creative people in the spotlight

12-06-2019

For the third time since 2015, the best national achievements in the field of design will be rewarded this Wednesday at the Luxembourg Design Awards. The awards ceremony is organised at Neumünster Abbey by the Design Luxembourg association.
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There is no cap on innovation

07-06-2019

An object as banal, in appearance, as a bottle cap, can nevertheless be at the origin of great technological innovation. Established in Foetz in 2017, Guala Closures Group's technology development centre excels in this area, and the international awards it has won are a testimony to this.
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"We are incredibly lucky"

06-06-2019

When joining Luxinnovation in September 2015, Barbara Grau not only brought her skills but also a soft accent from Spain. As member of the Corporate R&D and Innovation Support team, Barbara carries out due diligence, identifies the innovation potential of companies and advises on relevant subsidies.
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House of Startups: one year and lots of projects in the pipeline

04-06-2019

Last June, the Chamber of Commerce opened the House of Startups. Spread over 5,000 m2 and five floors and occupied by four incubators and innovation hubs, it now hosts more than 100 start-ups.
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The smart, sustainable cities of the future

31-05-2019

According to the United Nations, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities in 2030. Developing smart and sustainable technologies in areas such as mobility, energy use and waste management is not an option but a necessity.
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On the road to Industry 4.0

31-05-2019

In order to maintain competitiveness and increase their productivity on international markets, it has become essential for companies in the Luxembourg manufacturing sector to make a transition to Industry 4.0. The “Customer to Customer Digitalisation” project of Ceratizit, designed and co-financed with the support of Luxinnovation, is a life-size example of what can be done.
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Stimulating cleantech business from Scandinavia

29-05-2019

Developing the clean technologies sector is a priority in Luxembourg, and the country is keen to learn from the best. Luxinnovation has set up a partnership with Cleantech Scandinavia in order to attract companies and technologies from the Nordic countries that are among the world leaders in this field.
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19 September: save the date!

28-05-2019

At the initiative of the HealthTech Cluster, the health technology sector’ players will meet in September for an innovative event concept.
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The circular economy as a guiding principle

28-05-2019

The EcoInnovation cluster continues its fundamental work, with its priority actions in 2019 being part of the circular economy, with the main themes of plastics and deconstruction waste in Luxembourg and the Greater Region.
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Digitisation for the benefit of businesses and citizens

27-05-2019

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider teamed up this Friday to present political guidelines for both artificial intelligence and for the ongoing digitisation of priority economic sectors.
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"My background in research is very valuable"

27-05-2019

When Charles Betz left Luxembourg to continue his studies in molecular biology abroad, his idea was to pursue an international academic career. After studying and working in Switzerland and the US, he was finally persuaded to try his luck within Luxinnovation’s European finance team.
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Luxembourg launches LSA Data Center to promote access to space data

22-05-2019

During the Space Forum 2019, Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, announced the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Data Center, to support businesses in Luxembourg with reliable, fast and intuitive access to data streams from the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme.
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