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Launched in 2018, the cross-border project ProdPilot aims to support companies in analysing and improving their productivity, in order to make the best use possible of the innovation potential in this area.

For the third year, companies of all sizes and sectors are invited to participate in the Grand Prix ProdPilot. Applications for this year’s prize must be submitted by 15 October 2021. The award ceremony will take place on 17 November in Luxembourg during Smart Manufacturing Week, in the presence of the Minister for the Economy, Franz Fayot.

This initiative, in which the University of Luxembourg is a partner, is aimed at companies that have developed processes that have enabled them to improve their productivity or that have implemented innovative measures that have improved the efficiency of their working methods.

The project submitted must address one or more of the following themes:

  • Strategy,
  • Process & Value Chain,
  • Organisation
  • Methods & Tools

Luxinnovation in the jury

The Grand Prix, which is coordinated by the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, will be awarded in two categories: the “SME” category (companies with headquarters in the Greater Region, a workforce of up to 250 employees and a turnover not exceeding €50 million or a balance sheet total of up to €43 euros) and the “large company” category (plant in the Greater Region, a productivity improvement project that originates from here, and with a maximum of 1,000 employees).

It should be noted that the prize will only be awarded if a sufficient number of companies apply.

“This year again, Luxinnovation will be part of the jury selecting the companies that will win the Grand Prix. We are very happy to celebrate this Grand Region collaboration in the Grand Duchy and in the presence of our Minister of the Economy,” explains Caroline Muller, manager of the Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster at Luxinnovation who is joining the jury of this edition. “The government’s strategy is clearly focused on the digital and sustainable transformation of companies to make them more efficient, resilient and sustainable. So, Luxembourg companies, we are counting on you to come forward en masse!”

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