search

The establishment of the Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of the Economy, FEDIL, Luxinnovation, the Chamber of Commerce, the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR).

The mission of L-DIH is to actively contribute to digital transformation by supporting companies in their strategic thinking and concrete actions.

It will facilitate contacts between companies that need access to digitalisation skills, technologies, services and support mechanisms on the one hand, and digital technology and service providers that meet the needs of industry, on the other.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Étienne Schneider said: “As an Industry 4.0 platform helping companies to successfully enter this new era, the Digital Innovation Hub further complements Luxinnovation’s service offering. As part of our digital innovation strategy, the platform supports the digital transition of the economy and is fully aligned with the efforts to diversify the national economy.”

The Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub initiative was led by Luxinnovation and FEDIL, and supported by a survey conducted in spring 2018 among 123 companies (of which nearly half belonged the industrial sector) on their digital transformation needs.

Luxinnovation will host and manage L-DIH. The agency will be the European Commission’s national contact point, in the context of the establishment of national and regional digital innovation hubs across Europe.

“I am proud of the trust that our partners have placed in us by entrusting us with the management of L-DIH,” said Luxinnovation CEO Sasha Baillie. “We will make sure that we act in the interest of companies. Our priority is to ensure that the collaboration with all our partners is smooth and efficient, so that Luxembourg can have an exemplary platform in Europe.”

The management of this platform has been entrusted to Marina Guérin-Jabbour. She has many years of experience at IBM. She has, in particular, established two Client Innovation Centres in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) between 2014 and 2018. She was in charge of the Global Industry Solution Centre in Paris since early 2019, specialising in the development of IT solutions for companies.

“L-DIH is not just a simple platform for connecting industrial companies and solution providers,” explained Ms Guerin-Jabbour. “We master all the technical aspects, which is fundamental to enhance digital expertise and promote innovation in practice. We are facing exciting challenges that we must meet with companies and researchers in Luxembourg. Many contacts will be scheduled in the coming months.”

Gail Kent, Director Data at European Commission – DG CONNECT Luxembourg, added: “The European Commission wants, together with the Member States, to invest in a network of Digital Innovation Hubs. This is why we, at the European Commission, propose to invest 900 M€ in the creation of a network of digital hubs through the new Digital Europe Programme from 2021.”

Read more

Smart Manufacturing Week 2022 coming soon

23-05-2022

The 5th edition of Smart Manufacturing Week, from 8 to 10 June, will focus on sustainability issues in industrial processes and activities.
Read more

Luxembourg at the Tomorrow in Motion Forum

19-05-2022

The meeting of the Greater Region's automotive industry players is scheduled for 14 and 15 June in Metz.
Read more

Luxembourg innovation awarded in Italy

18-05-2022

At the end of April 2022, Luxembourg company Topp & Screed received the first prize for innovation in the concrete paving equipment sector.
Read more

Reshaped "Fit 4" performance programmes and 2021 Annual Report presented

16-05-2022

Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot and Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, presented the reshaped “Fit 4” performance programmes, which offer companies the opportunity to benefit from expert advice and public subsidies in order to improve the overall performance of their activities linked to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation.
Read more

Focus on wood construction projects

12-05-2022

On 10 May 2022, the Luxembourg Wood Cluster of Luxinnovation organised an excursion with about 30 forestry and timber management students from the Belgian Université catholique de Louvain to selected wood construction projects in Luxembourg.
Read more

All news

Close