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TAFTIE expert session on innovation advisory services

30-04-2019

On 25 April, Luxinnovation hosted representatives of 23 national innovation agencies for a workshop on how innovation advisory services can increase the impact of public funding programmes. The event was organised in the context of Luxinnovation’s 2019 chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies. The afternoon session was hosted at the premises of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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Agilis Engineering is flying with its own wings

26-04-2019

This spring 2019, Agilis Engineering has two good reasons to celebrate: its 10th anniversary and the inauguration of its new premises at the entrance to the Western Region Business Park in Grass.
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Wood Cluster Forum: second edition on the horizon!

26-04-2019

After last year's success, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster is repeating its annual Forum which will take place on 14 May in Mersch.
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Craft’s Innovation Award 2019: registrations are open

24-04-2019

For the 6th time, the Chamber of Skilled Crafts is organising the "Craft’s Innovation Award". For this 2019 edition, companies are invited to apply in six categories up until 20 July 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on 5 December.
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Manga figures and technical prowess made in Luxembourg

23-04-2019

The young Luxembourg company Tsume Art is well on the way to succeed in its mad challenge: to become one of the world leaders in the design and production of high-end statuettes and figurines inspired by the world of manga and video games.
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Organising the cross-border mobility of tomorrow

12-04-2019

The mobility of the future must be safe, environmentally friendly and flexible. It must also be simple, inexpensive and accessible to all in order to maintain and promote the development of the cross-border labour market. In this context, automation and intelligent transport systems play a central role.
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2018: A successful Horizon 2020 year for Luxembourg

10-04-2019

2018 marked the entry into the last work programmes of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s framework programme for research and innovation. Luxinnovation hosts the National Contact Point services for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg and can look back on a productive year with exceptionally high success rates for Luxembourg applicants for Horizon 2020 funding.
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Three days dedicated to mobility in Brussels

10-04-2019

Connected and automated mobility was a hot topic during the last week. While Luxembourg, France, and Germany officially launched the cross-border test bed in Schengen, Brussels hosted a two-days conference, EUCAD2019, where experts also from Luxinnovation engaged in discussions on how to ensure a fast, safe, inclusive, and trusted deployment of autonomous vehicles on European roads.
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European Defence Industrial Development Programme

10-04-2019

The European Commission launched Thursday April, 4 the first 16 calls for proposals for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. Applications are open from April 9 to August 29, 2019 at 5pm (CEST).
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Successful Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshops

09-04-2019

The European framework programme for research, development and innovation, Horizon 2020, offers many funding opportunities for research and innovation projects for the years 2019 and 2020. Luxinnovation recently organised two practical workshops on how to write competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.
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The EU has invested 320.000 euros in innovative Luxembourg start-up

09-04-2019

The Luxembourg start-up LuxAI created QTrobot, a social humanoid robot that can assist in teaching essential skills to autistic children. LuxAI received a €50,000 grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and €270,115 from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available.
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BBI JU 2019 call for proposals launched

09-04-2019

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) 2019 call for proposals was launched on 4 April. The call deadline is 4 September 2019 and the indicative timing for the results December 2019.
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Fund postdoctoral researchers in your organisation with MSCA

09-04-2019

In January 2019, Luxinnovation launched an action aimed at supporting Luxembourg organisations with attracting researchers through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme. These fellowships are an efficient way to obtain financing covering 100% of the costs for postdoctoral researchers working in the public or private sector.
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Fit 4 Start #8 is well and truly underway

05-04-2019

The names of the 10 start-ups that will participate in the 8th edition of Fit 4 Start are now known. 50 entrepreneurs from all over the world came to promote their project during Pitching and Graduation Day, which took place on Thursday 28 March at Kinepolis in Kirchberg.
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Open access to JRC Research Infrastructures

26-03-2019

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) continues its programme of opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.
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Launch of Horizon Impact Award

26-03-2019

Horizon Impact Award is dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across and beyond Europe. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013).
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"Digitisation is not the goal in itself"

26-03-2019

In front of 30 companies gathered on Thursday 21st March in Mamer, the carbide tool manufacturer Ceratizit, 4th biggest global group in its sector, showed some examples of concrete achievements in the framework of "Industry 4.0" projects. The event included many examples of Operational Excellence, the topic..- of the meeting of the day organised by Resultance in partnership with FEDIL and Luxinnovation.
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First Call EASI-Genomics open for application

25-03-2019

​​​​​​The novel infrastructure supports researchers from European member and associated states in next generation sequencing and other high-end genomics applications and genomic data analysis. The infrastructure is accessible to academic researchers, research groups and scientific institutions. Furthermore, projects from SMEs can be supported. Deadline for application is 25 April 2019.
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Get inspired by the automotive sector

21-03-2019

For the third time, at the initiative of the Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers (OAI), the academic world had an appointment with the construction sector on February 26th.
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Superstar wood in Vorarlberg

21-03-2019

Simplicity, sustainability and ecology are the leitmotivs of Vorarlberg (Austria). After the collapse of the textile industry, the region successfully relied on wood, becoming in a few years a real model for the enthusiasts of wooden constructions who come to draw their inspiration from it. A group of 12 members of the Wood Cluster visited the site.
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Composites at the heart of industrial transformation

19-03-2019

The JECWorld 2019 exhibition, which was held in Paris from 12 to 14 March, was a great showcase for this subject, with more than 1,300 exhibitors from all over the world. Among them was a Luxembourg delegation that proudly displayed the country's colours on the national pavilion, organised by the Ministry of the Economy.
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2019, a year with a European focus for Luxinnovation

19-03-2019

The 2019 Chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies is held by Luxinnovation. Throughout this exceptional year, meetings and events will be organised in order to facilitate collaboration and to promote the implementation of national research and innovation programmes.
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Fit 4 Start: First time appearance for HealthTech

15-03-2019

The 7th edition of Luxinnovation’s coaching programme had a new look and feel about it. For the first time since its launch, five start-ups from the health technologies sector were selected, on top of the ten selected from the ICT sector.
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Coordinators’ Day – 11 April 2019: registration and webstream available!

14-03-2019

On 11 April 2019 the European Commission will organise a “Coordinators’ Day” for coordinators of existing grants. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation of grant amendments and reports.
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TRA2020 - Rethinking transport: the call for submissions is OPEN!!

12-03-2019

TRA, The Transport Research Arena is the biggest European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. In 2020 TRA is themed "Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility" and brings together the experts from around the world to Helsinki to discuss the newest innovations and the future of mobility and transport.
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The 2018 ERA Progress Report has been published!

12-03-2019

The 2018 European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report, just published by the European Commission, assesses the current state of the ERA and the progress made in its implementation between 2016 and 2018
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Europe counts on Luxembourg’s expertise

11-03-2019

The European Union is in the process of setting up a large European centre of expertise on cybersecurity, and Luxembourg has a key role to play. The country is already heavily involved in setting up the first international networks.
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A rich year for the Materials & Manufacturing Cluster

11-03-2019

The General Assembly of the Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster held on 28th February, highlighted its intense activity. Several initiatives were presented to boost this important sector of activity in Luxembourg which will be spotlighted in a few days at the JEC World 2019 fair in Paris.
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LuxDev calls for sustainable business projects in developing countries

07-03-2019

LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency, invites Luxembourg and European companies to engage with partners in developing countries to implement sustainable business projects. Companies active in the fields of biohealth, ICT, fintech, ecoinnovation and the circular economy, and logistics can submit proposals.
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Industry: strong need for higher technical diplomas Bachelor and Master / PhD

05-03-2019

For the eleventh time, the FEDIL has published the results of the hiring forecasts of companies in the industrial and construction sectors in Luxembourg. The results are very encouraging.
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