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Luxembourg is a strong advocate for sustainable development, in economic, ecological and social terms with governmental policies aimed at facilitating the up-take of clean technologies and products.

An expanding sector

Luxembourg is home to a growing community of clean technology start-ups and SMEs. Their main fields of expertise include:

  • Sustainable construction
  • Energy transition
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Smart cities
  • Smart mobility
  • Circular economy

Cooperation between the private and public sectors is encouraged with research activities in environmental management, life-cycle assessment, clean technologies and process engineering, environmental modelling and the sustainable management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Circular economy, smart cities, smart mobility: new opportunities

There are a wide array of new business opportunities for cleantech companies in Luxembourg. Facilitating the transition to a circular economy is a national priority. The demand for innovative solutions is driven by building projects with a cradle-to-cradle approach and the on-going reconversion of brownfield sites into eco-friendly districts. There is also a clear focus on developing smart mobility and supporting developments in fields such as clean transportation, shared mobility and intelligent transport systems (ITS).

Luxembourg: your ideal access point to the European cleantech market

Located in-between several of the main European markets, Luxembourg offers an excellent platform for targeting clients across the EU and setting up pilot installations and demonstration centres that are within easy reach for on-site visits.

International trade is greatly facilitated by Luxembourg’s stable and business-friendly environment. The highly skilled and multilingual workforce makes it easy to find staff able to communicate with your clients in their own language.

Sustainable finance hub

Luxembourg plays a pioneering role in using finance to meet sustainable goals. The Luxembourg Green Exchange is the world’s first and leading platform exclusively dedicated to sustainable securities, listing almost half of the world’s green bond volume and an estimated third of sustainable and social bonds. The independent and international Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG) awards a recognisable Responsible Investment label to investment vehicles. Luxembourg has also developed a roadmap to establish a comprehensive and far-reaching sustainable finance strategy.

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Fit 4 Start: Keys to success for international applicants

31-08-2022

The 13th call for applications for Fit 4 Start is open until 19 September 2022. We spoke to programme manager Sven Baltes at Luxinnovation about what the start-up accelerator can offer international start-ups and the keys to preparing successful applications and pitches.
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Launch of the 13th edition of Fit 4 Start start-up acceleration programme to address innovative, tech- and data-driven ventures

23-08-2022

The 13th edition of Fit 4 Start has officially been launched. The flagship start-up acceleration programme, initiated by the Ministry of the Economy and managed by Luxinnovation targets innovative, tech- and data-driven ventures.
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Research partnership for commercial success

05-07-2022

A research partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) on how to use its technology to make virucidal facemasks has given Molecular Plasma Group a big market breakthrough.
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Boosting public-private R&D

28-06-2022

Stimulating innovation and research partnerships is becoming a key priority for Luxembourg R&D funding. Companies cooperating with research centres can receive an additional financial injection, and sector-related calls stimulate public-private partnerships using Luxembourg as a testbed for innovative products.
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Brussels (Belgium) - Online/ Onsite

The high-level conference ‘The Bioeconomy - Enabling the European Green Deal in Challenging Times’ will take place on 6 and 7 October in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. In addition, all sessions will also be live-streamed to allow everyone to get involved from anywhere. Read more

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Official Trade Mission to South Korea 26 Nov. to 1 Dec. 2022

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