In addition to an unprecedented economic support package to help all Luxembourg companies face the immediate shortage of cash and maintain employment, many particularly suitable for young innovative companies, the Luxembourg government also launched a call for projects aimed at supporting ecosystem initiatives to develop innovative solutions to tackle the health and economic crisis.

More than 300 startups applied to the StartupsvsCovid19 programme. The responsiveness and creativity of startups in proposing innovative solutions in this context were impressive. This is a sign of a mature ecosystem that fully fulfils its role as a driver of innovation for the economy, but also for society and the healthcare system.

A COVID-19 training simulator for healthcare, a mobile application for a restaurant to manage workflow and reduce interaction, a smart handle that self-sanitizes with UV light or a software to avoid shortage of non-urgent ambulance transportation… These are just a few solutions that are being developed by Luxembourg startups and which feature in this video. Above all however, the aim of Startup Luxembourg is to say a big thank you to the entire startup ecosystem.

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DigiJourney: Digital transformation journey for SMEs


DigiJourney idea raises from the participation of two innovation agencies and a research institute, FUNDECYT-PCTEX, LUXINNOVATION and IPA-SA, in European projects related to digitalisation and their expertise in the field. As a result of the peer learning process, this Design Options Paper (DOP) provides other European innovation agencies with recommendations for improving their digitalisation support services for companies in their territories through a well-designed digitalisation client journey aligned with other supportive schemes that favour the implementation of digitalisation measures to improve companies’ competitiveness.
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FEDIL Innovation Award: deadline extended


The 24th edition of the Innovation Prize awarded by FEDIL is currently under way. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended until 20 July to allow companies to better promote their innovative projects.
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Creative industries mobilise against COVID-19


With the Creatives Unite platform, the players of the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) have a tool to share good practice and experience related to the current health crisis. IPIL is one of the stakeholders of the European project “FLIP for CCIs”, which supports this initiative. 
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Luxembourg one of Europe’s innovation leaders


The European Innovation Scoreboard, published by the European Commission, ranks Luxembourg among the EU’s innovation leaders. The main reason is the country’s attractive and efficient research ecosystem.
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Healthy aging: financing opportunities with Eureka and AAL


The quality of life of senior citizens is at the heart of several European funding programmes for research and development activities. Luxembourg companies are invited to join transnational consortia to benefit from this financial support.
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