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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Mapping the sustainability enablers


What technologies, solutions and skills can companies count on in their efforts to become more sustainable? Benefitting from its expertise in mapping different economic sectors, Luxinnovation has recently published a mapping of sustainability enablers in Luxembourg.
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Pôle Automobile Européen: Strengthening cross-border automotive cooperation


After 4 years of intense activity, the Interreg project Pôle Automobile Européen (PAE) came to an end in December 2022. A final event took place in Strasbourg in the presence of the five Belgian, French and Luxembourg partners and five German associated partners under the coordination of the CCI Grand Est. Anthony Auert, manager of the Luxembourg AutoMobility Cluster, gives an update on the results of the project.
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A new manager for the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster


On 16 January 2023, Kristian Horsburgh joined Luxinnovation as the new manager of the Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster. Passionate about the intersection between creativity and business, he is looking forward to helping the sector develop further and find new synergies with other segments of the Luxembourg economy.
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Two first Luxembourg start-ups receive EIC Accelerator funding


The European Commission recently announced that Arspectra and Circuli-ion have been awarded funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. This is the most prestigious funding available for start-ups from the EU’s Horizon Europe programme. Luxinnovation supported the first-ever EIC Accelerator winners from Luxembourg during the application process.
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A framework for sustainable innovation


Sustainability and long-term competitiveness go hand in hand – but sustainability is a vast concept, and it is not always easy for companies that want to raise the bar in this field to know where to begin. In order to provide inspiration and guidance, Luxinnovation has published a framework for sustainable innovation.
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