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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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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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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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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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Ehlinger: a testimony to adaptation

06-12-2018

The Ehlinger family could have come up with Charles Darwin’s theory: “It is the one best adapting to change who evolves”. From the sale of coal to the development of real estate activities under the umbrella of the Schuler Group, the history of the Ehlingers is a succession of winds that turn, bounce backs and intuitions rewarded.
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Caves Bernard Massard: the grapes of joy

04-12-2018

The history of the Caves Bernard-Massard is the result of a fruitful meeting at the beginning of the 20th century, between an oenologist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a lawyer passionate about grapes. A common interest which has passed down the decades, with the company remaining in the family fold. Today the group produces today 4 million bottles a year and employs some 250 people.
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Fedil Innovation Awards: focus on the automotive sector!

30-11-2018

The Fedil - The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry presents, every two years, its Innovation Awards. For the 2018 edition, three of the four awarded projects are applications from the automotive sector.
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Better network and data security

26-11-2018

Network security and monitoring and data security in the cloud, the two main themes of Luxembourg Internet Days 2018, are both crucial for building a digital economy based on reliability and trust. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announced the creation of a national centre for DDoS attack filtering during the event.
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Mir paken Holz un: uncovering innovation in the wood sector

22-11-2018

Following on from the Wood Cluster Forum organised at the beginning of last spring, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster has moved on from theory to practice: a half-day bus tour on November 13th brought visitors to four innovative projects based on wood.
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Innovative Medicines Initiative: Consolidating Luxembourg expertise in translational medicine research

22-11-2018

With the development of new informatics tools, medical and life sciences research is rapidly evolving. This gives research centres unprecedented opportunities to analyse medical data. The Bioinformatics Core’s team (and Luxembourg’s ELIXIR-LU Node) at the interdisciplinary Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is building the skills and tools needed to make this happen.
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Evvos wins best European agritech start-up award

22-11-2018

Luxembourg start-up Evvos is one of 18 companies that were recognised as the best start-ups in Europe. Evvos won the StartUp Europe Award in the category “agritech” for its innovative solution enabling farmers to measure environmental parameters to support planting, irrigation and harvesting using remote sensors.
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Horizon 2020: Opportunities for business innovation

21-11-2018

With a budget of €74 billion for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest funding programme for research and innovation ever. Companies in Luxembourg are benefitting from this funding to implement their business strategies and develop new innovative offers.
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Present Yourself focused on Industry 4.0

13-11-2018

On 23rd October at the Musée National des Mines de Fer in Rumelange, the 4th Present Yourself event was held, organised by the Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster.
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On the way to a circular world

12-11-2018

The concept of the circular economy has often wrongly been considered as a purely environmental initiative, but today the economic and societal interest of the approach is widely recognised. Defining sustainable circular business models and attractive investment opportunities is now crucial to encourage companies to adopt a circular behaviour.
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Innovative Medicines Initiative: “A human adventure”

07-11-2018

One of Luxembourg’s main hospitals, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), is actively taking part in the European project INNODIA that aims to fight type 1 diabetes. The project receives funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), the world’s biggest public-private partnership in the field of life sciences.
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Funding, network, innovation

31-10-2018

Two more years and ample budgets still remain of Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. Over 80 participants joined Luxinnovation’s Horizon 2020 Day on 25 October to discover the funding opportunities available in 2019 and 2020 and learn more about how to apply for funding and manage Horizon 2020 projects with success.
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