The plan builds upon relevant recent efforts to transform industry, such as the European Green Deal, the EU Industrial Strategy, the Circular Economy Action Plan and REPowerEU, whose ultimate aggregated goal is to make the EU’s economy sustainable and climate-neutral by 2050.

Paving the way for the EU to lead in the net-zero industrial age, the GDIP constitutes a reaction from the EU to the need of massively increasing “technological development, manufacturing production and installation of net-zero products and energy supply” in the years to come, yet recognising that the worldwide competition for raw materials and skilled personnel might significantly harm this process. Against this backdrop, the GDIP is structured around 4 main pillars, boosting net-zero industry as critical success factor in greening EU’s economy:

  • Implementing a predictable and simplified regulatory environment, as a key to avoiding unnecessary burdens, enhancing competitiveness and promoting investment;
  • Promoting faster access to sufficient funding, through the creation of a level playing field combining public and private funding to financing for clean tech production in Europe;
  • Putting in place relevant initiatives to enhancing skills, fostering a people centred green transition;
  • Encouraging open trade and resilient supply chains,  enforcing principles such as fair competition, global cooperation, international stability and legal certainty to make trade work for the clean transition.

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Commission launches public consultation on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act


End of 2022, the Commission launched a public consultation on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (‘DMA'). The consultation will last one month and will help shape the final Commission implementing regulation.
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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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CBE JU sets funding priorities for 2023


CBE JU has published its Annual Work Programme for 2023, including information about the next call for project proposals. €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.
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Professor Björn Ottersten joins ERC Scientific Council


The European Commission has announced the appointment of Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, as member of the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. From 1 January 2023, Prof. Ottersten will serve as one of the 22 distinguished researchers representing the European scientific community.
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2022 Horizon Europe Day: Funding with impact


On 6 December 2022, Luxinnovation hosted this year’s edition of Horizon Europe Day. A key theme of the event was the importance of defining projects the outcomes of which have a real impact on societal challenges.
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