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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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$21 million for carbon negative construction

25-05-2022

LEKO LAB's $21-million Series A funding is one of the most substantial capital raises in the sustainable building sector in Europe. CEO Remo Gerber speaks about how the company will impact the construction sector in the years to come.
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“Making supercomputing accessible to all companies”

11-04-2022

Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina is among the 40 most powerful systems in the world. It is also unique in its strong focus on value to businesses. We spoke to Senior Solution Engineer Luis Vela at LuxProvide about solutions and services available for clients that want to harness the full power of data.
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New University Chair in energy process engineering appointed

05-04-2022

Professor Bradley Ladewig has been appointed holder of the Paul Wurth Chair in Energy Process Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The Chair focuses on advanced materials and systems for hydrogen technologies. The chairholder’s mandate is for five years.
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A new, collaborative Open Innovation platform now online

16-03-2022

To facilitate the development of partnerships and promote technology transfer, Research Luxembourg has set up a dedicated digital platform, powered by Innoget.
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Kirchberg (Luxembourg) - Presential

Following the success of the 2021 edition, the Smart Manufacturing week is back on 8, 9 and 10 June : a cross-sector conference focused on how companies can use digital technologies to turn their production units into smart, connected manufacturing plants. Read more

27 > 29 June 2022

Conference on Industrial Technologies - IndTech 2022

Grenoble (France) - Onsite

IndTech2022 ultimately aims at improving visibility of industrial technologies, identifying policy options and priorities, sharing of information and comparison of points of views, as well as space for networking and finding common goals among industry stakeholders. Read more

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