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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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2019 EU Innovation Scoreboard: Luxembourg is a “Strong innovator”

03-07-2019

The European Commission has recently published the 2019 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS).
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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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More than €2.2 billion for Europe's excellent researchers

03-07-2019

The ERC announced its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support some 1,100 top researchers. As in previous years, most of the funding (61%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will also support jobs for an estimated 8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.
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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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The Ministry of the Economy participates in the European project "Data for Road Safety"

01-07-2019

The Ministry of the Economy participated on 3 June 2019 in the "Data for Road Safety" meeting in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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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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Autumn key events for Horizon 2020

26-06-2019

Luxinnovation’s EU Funding team has compiled all important info days, brokerage events, congresses and conferences taking place in autumn 2019.  Please take a look at the list and choose the events that are the most interesting for you.
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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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Horizon 2020 funding opportunity for bio-based industries

13-06-2019

The recently launched Bio-Based Industries call for proposals offers €135 million of Horizon 2020 funding for projects aiming at boosting the development of the EU’s bio-based sector. Interested companies and research organisations can apply for funding until 4 September 2019.
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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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