As the consequences of climate change and lack of resources are becoming more apparent, the need to change our current production and consumption patterns is obvious. The Circular by Design Challenge is aimed at inciting established businesses and start-ups to develop products and services that will contribute to a more circular and sustainable world.

Four thematic calls for sustainable solutions

Circular by Design Challenge cooperates with partners looking for innovative, sustainable solutions to respond to challenges in their specific field. Edition #3 includes four thematic calls in the fields of:

  • Sustainable solutions for business events
  • Multifunctional urban furniture
  • Sustainable products for the LuXembourg Collection
  • Sustainable solutions that can contribute to development cooperation and humanitarian aid

Circular by Design Challenge offers:

  • 12 weeks of personalised coaching by experts
  • Guidance from the Challenge’s partner organisations and other experts
  • The opportunity to pitch your project to industry at a specific event
  • The opportunity to compete for an €8,000 award in each thematic field

Launch webinar

The launch webinar will take place at 16:00 on 9 November. In addition to providing all information needed to apply, the webinar will also include testimonials from participants of the previous editions who will talk about how they benefitted from the Challenge and where they are now.

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Bridging the digital divide


The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology has recently been awarded substantial Horizon Europe funding for its COMMECT project, which is aimed at bringing digital connectivity to rural communities. Luxinnovation helped the coordinator find key international partners and ensure the high quality of the funding application.
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Engaging in Horizon Europe projects: What’s first?


Organised by Luxinnovation, the event “Engaging in Horizon Europe projects: What’s first?” was held on 8 November 2022 at the Chamber of Commerce. Its main objective was to provide a detailed guided tour on the necessary sequential steps – from designing the project idea to the basics of proposal writing – to be taken by organisations wanting to get engaged in Horizon Europe projects for the first time.
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Wood Cluster workshop on cross-laminated timber innovation


The construction sector’s use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) is constantly increasing. On 9 November 2022, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster organised an interregional workshop focused on potential new CLT applications in innovative timber construction.
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Circular by Design Challenge call for applications open


The third edition of Circular by Design Challenge offers Luxembourg and European companies the opportunity to develop innovative, sustainable solutions through a 12-week coaching programme and the possibility to win an award of €8,000. The deadline for submitting applications is 9 January 2023.
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Fit 4 Start #13: 15 start-ups selected


15 start-ups from 9 different countries have been selected for participation in the 13th edition of start-up accelerator Fit 4 Start. In addition to 6 months of coaching, pre-seed funding and access to all the key players of the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem, participants will also be encouraged to look into how their products and services can have a positive sustainable impact.
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