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Towards a circular economy model

10-01-2019

The focus and growing awareness of both politicians and the public is encouraging Luxembourg to move from a linear to a circular economy. The limitations of “extract — manufacture — consume — throw away” are becoming more and more apparent.
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From waste to energy

10-01-2019

Founded in Luxembourg in 2008, Boson Energy has offices also in Poland, Sweden and Israel. The company pursues its development in Luxembourg and its expansion in Europe through several very promising projects, which aim at meeting the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental protection. Luxinnovation spoke to Chief Communications Officer Heike Carl Zätterström about current projects and coming challenges.
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On the road to a coherent economic development

10-01-2019

The international promotion of the Luxembourg economy, which was restructured two years ago, is now running well, supported by a strong network of representative offices abroad. Explanations from the president of the Trade & Investment Steering Committee, the body in charge of the implementation of this promotion.
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Extracting recyclable materials from wastewater

10-01-2019

Considering wastewater not as water loaded with pollutants but as a resource: this is the approach adopted by Ama Mundu Technologies and the philosophy behind the company’s technology.
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Luxembourg cleantech business promoted at Pollutec fair

10-01-2019

Promoting business opportunities for clean and sustainable technologies is a priority in Luxembourg. Several of the country’s innovative cleantech companies were recently invited to showcase their offer at a joint Luxembourg stand at the international Pollutec fair in France.
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Luxembourg’s city bikes go electric

08-01-2019

Luxembourg is one of the first European capitals to offer a complete fleet of electric self-service bikes to citizens and visitors. Regardless of whether you are going from one business meeting to another or simply enjoying a few days of leisure, moving swiftly around Luxembourg City – and enjoying some fresh air and exercise at the same time – has never been easier.
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Fit 4 Start #8: applications are open

08-01-2019

Following the success of the previous edition, which included nearly 230 applications from 38 different countries, the next season of the Fit 4 Start programme will once again reward the most innovative projects in information and communication technologies. The countdown has begun, ideas and projects can be submitted before 28 January 2019.
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Weber-Heinisch: the roads of glory

08-01-2019

For nearly 150 years, Émile Weber's travel vehicles have been criss-crossing the country's roads and far beyond. From the first diligence to the latest, most modern buses, back to the saga of the Weber-Heinich family, which has been running the company for 5 generations.
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Anticipating new industry trends and needs

02-01-2019

Luxinnovation spoke to Cluster President Georges Thielen about the development of the cluster and his ambitions for the future.

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Odysseus Space sets up headquarters in Luxembourg

02-01-2019

Space technology specialist Odysseus Space has chosen Luxembourg as its base for expanding business in Europe. After winning the SpaceResources.lu challenge of the ESA Space Exploration Masters competition, the company is now in the process of relocating its headquarters from Taiwan to Luxembourg.
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Taiwan and Luxembourg launch “working holiday” programme

02-01-2019

The two partners will each year welcome up to 40 young Luxembourgish or Taiwanese nationals for a prolonged stay. The aim is to deepen the understanding and friendship between the regions and facilitate tourism, higher education and business exchange in the future.
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New brochure features the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster

02-01-2019

Luxinnovation has just released a new brochure presenting the activities and services of the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster, with a spectacular cover image created by cluster member Anne Mélan.
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Luxembourg Space Agency study predicts space resources use market revenue of up to €170 billion

02-01-2019

The Luxembourg Space Agency has published an in-depth study of the expected development of the space resources utilisation industry over the period 2018-2045. In addition to a possible market revenue of €170 billion during this time, the use of space resources is expected to create major socio-economic benefits in many areas.
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Information day on the next call for AAL projects

02-01-2019

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) programme funds projects in partnership with industry in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to work towards improving the quality of life of older people, while strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICTs. The next call for projects will be held in February.
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Turning big data into innovative medicine breakthroughs

21-12-2018

The huge amounts of data generated through medical research and digital healthcare create unique opportunities to advance our understanding of diseases and find new treatments and cures. On 15 December 2018, Luxinnovation brought together international experts for a conference on the use and sustainability of medical data in the context of the 10th anniversary of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative.
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Lentz: Ale in a day’s work

21-12-2018

At the head of the Brasserie nationale, the Lentz family has been continuing the family heritage for more than two centuries. Between mergers and strategic investments, the company has made its way from generation to generation by combining ancestral tradition and technological innovation.
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Luxinnovation’s CEO among the most influential decision-makers in Luxembourg

20-12-2018

Since 2006, the economic and financial magazine Paperjam has been publishing, every two years, the ranking of the 100 most influential economic decision-makers in Luxembourg. For the 2018 edition, announced Wednesday at the Rockhal, Luxinnovation’s CEO, Sasha Baillie, appears in 16th position.
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Foreign Trade: satisfaction survey 2018 - orientation survey 2019

20-12-2018

The team of International Affairs of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey regarding this past year's foreign trade agenda in order to improve our services in the future.
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Hentgen, with confidence

19-12-2018

Industry or commerce are not the only sources of beautiful entrepreneurial and family stories. The financial sector too, as evidenced by the adventure of the insurance company Lalux, carried since the aftermath of the First World War by three generations of the Hentgen family.
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Hannover Messe 2019: call for Participation

18-12-2018

For the next edition of the international trade fair Hannover Messe, which will take place from 1st to 5th April 2019 in Hanover, the Chamber of Commerce is planning to set up a Luxembourg collective stand. Companies interested in participating have until 21st December to make themselves known.
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Heintz van Landewyck, successful Tobacco Road

17-12-2018

Before the establishment of the iron and steel industry, tobacco was Luxembourg's leading industry. A market where the Heintz van Landewyck family reigned supreme, as the only cigarette manufacturer in the country. A know-how cleverly maintained over the decades, despite sometimes very strong headwinds.
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Open data, the black gold of modern times

14-12-2018

Open data, or the open access to public data, is currently a hot debate topic that is being presented as an economic, scientific and cultural lever. This is also a sensitive subject. The notion of open data is delicate because of its use and still unclear scope, especially for companies. The European BE-GOOD project aims to clarify the grey zones and support the development of commercial solutions based on public sector information.
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Grosbusch, more than five fruits and vegetables a day

14-12-2018

From the small grocery store in Differdange to the international company that radiates throughout the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region, the saga of the Grosbusch family exudes one century long vitamin and freshness.
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Circular Economy: EU public consultation on a product policy framework

13-12-2018

The EU has opened a public consultation help identify in how far the current EU product policy framework supports a circular economy and the potential for increasing this contribution. Input is needed from the general public, businesses and local authorities as well as other stakeholders.
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Giorgetti: a rock-solid story

12-12-2018

The success of Giorgetti's family, heading one of the largest construction companies in Luxembourg, is a symbol among others of the invaluable contribution of Italian immigration to the country. It took, however, temerity, to distant ancestors, when they made the decision to leave their native Italy.
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A Creative Hub in full expansion

11-12-2018

In October 2015, the 1535° Creative Hub was officially inaugurated. Three years later, its Director, Tania Brugnoni, takes a very positive view of the initiative and envisages interesting prospects for the entire creative industries sector.
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Ernster: the love of books

10-12-2018

From Peter to Fernand; from the patriarch to the great-grandson: nearly a century and a half of a formidable family saga that has seen the Ernster Bookstore become a key cultural reference in Luxembourg. A "Book Spirit" that has passed through the generations without getting a wrinkle.
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Plastic: Reinventing the future

07-12-2018

Overconsumption of plastic is on the radar of the Luxembourg government, which is determined to encourage a reduced consumption of single-use plastics. Stakeholders from the Greater Region met in Luxembourg to discuss the prospects for reducing and recovering this waste.
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Luxembourg research wins an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

07-12-2018

The European Research Council announced the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition: 291 top scientists across Europe, including one Luxembourgish. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total €573 million and will give them a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact
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New opportunity to accelerate your business with Luxembourg’s Fit 4 Start programme

07-12-2018

On 21 December Luxinnovation’s new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start will open. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
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