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Luxinnovation as National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 can support you throughout the complete process with:

  • Attracting targeted researchers to apply to your institution
  • Filtering the best postdoctoral candidates for your proposal (if desired)
  • Training the candidates in proposal writing
  • Reviewing the proposals before submission

What we need from you is:

  • A short description of your research project and the desired profile of the candidate
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Funding PhD students and postdoctoral researchers – Opportunities for principal investigators and companies

The European Commission offers funding opportunities for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers in the public and private sectors through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) that are part of Horizon 2020. MSCA includes various programmes for different purposes and career stages, including Individual Fellowships (IF), which are the focus of this document. The MSCA programme is open to all research domains (including notably fundamental, applied, industrial and socioeconomic research), to all types of institutions (public, private, NGOs, administrations) and to candidates from anywhere in the world.

Luxinnovation hosts the National Contact Points for Horizon 2020. We will accompany you through all the steps of the process toward success in a discrete and customer-oriented manner, free of charge.

Find more information about MSCA in our programme details

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2019 EU Innovation Scoreboard: Luxembourg is a “Strong innovator”

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The European Commission has recently published the 2019 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS).
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European Innovation Council to invest in high potential breakthrough innovation

03-07-2019

Innovators have a harder time finding risk-willing growth capital in Europe than in the US or in Asia. In order to alleviate this problem and pave the way for breakthrough and disruptive innovation, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has been set up as a new instrument aimed at providing substantial financial support to innovative researchers and companies. On 27 June 2019, Luxinnovation hosted an event where the EIC presented its new funding measures to Luxembourg stakeholders.
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More than €2.2 billion for Europe's excellent researchers

03-07-2019

The ERC announced its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support some 1,100 top researchers. As in previous years, most of the funding (61%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will also support jobs for an estimated 8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.
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Financing the next Marie Curie fellowship

02-07-2019

On 13 June, Luxinnovation organised a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant-writing workshop in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg and the BeNeLux chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Participants could learn more about the Individual Fellowships (IF) programme, which is a great option for funding experienced researchers coming to Luxembourg.
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Autumn key events for Horizon 2020

26-06-2019

Luxinnovation’s EU Funding team has compiled all important info days, brokerage events, congresses and conferences taking place in autumn 2019.  Please take a look at the list and choose the events that are the most interesting for you.
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