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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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Save the date: Luxembourg to host Cleantech Forum Europe

26-11-2019

On 18-20 May 2020, Luxembourg will host the Cleantech Forum Europe, a major international event in the field of clean technologies. As of today, registration to the event is open.
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Luxembourg technology powers unique water treatment plant in Sweden

15-07-2019

Facing a lack of drinking water, the Swedish municipality of Mörbylånga has invested in a pioneering water treatment plant. The plant's ability to treat different streams of water, including pre-treated industrial water, is made possibly by technology provided by Luxembourg cleantech innovator APATEQ.
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Luxembourg ranks 2nd in EU for digital connectivity

21-06-2019

According to the EU’s 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), Luxembourg ranks among the top 3 EU countries in digital connectivity as well as in human resources.
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Luxembourg supercomputer Meluxina will support digital transformation

17-06-2019

The future high performance computer (HPC) will be part of the European HPC network, EuroHPC.
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17 December 2019

Workshop : Chemical recycling

Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)

The Materials&Manufacturing cluster together with the Cleantech cluster are organizing on 17 December a workshop on Chemical recycling.
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20 January 2020

Health Technologies @ Luxembourg 2020

Esch-Belval (Luxembourg)

The Luxembourg HealthTech Cluster is pleased to invite players in the field of human health to an event where we will discuss the future of health technologies in Luxembourg, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy & Minister of Health, Étienne Schneider. This is a great opportunity to identify common interests, complementary technologies, potential business partners and collaborative projects between new and existing national companies. Read more

26 March 2020

Fit 4 Start Spring Edition 2020: Pitching & Graduation Day

Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Save the date! Pitching day for start-ups applying to the 10th edition of the Fit 4 Start programme and Graduation night of the 9th edition of Fit 4 Start. Read more

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