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Luxembourg has a strong and long-standing track record in manufacturing and processing both traditional and innovative materials including, high performance steel, plastics and polymers, value added composites, functionality glass processed, wood panels and adhesive paper.

Dominated by the metal and chemical industries, the sector has a strong international orientation and exports the lion’s share of its production. With 32,200 employees, the sector represents 8.3% of total national employment and 4.6% of the national added value.

The sector’s enterprises, some of which have also established their European headquarters and R&D Centers, all benefit from Luxembourg’s cost effectiveness (land, labour, energy and taxation) and competitive edge (strategic position, commercial neutrality, performing infrastructure and efficient logistics).

The Government and the sector closely cooperate to promote and implement key enabling technologies that are high on EU’s current agenda for enhancing innovation and competitiveness, notably high performance computing, digitization of industry, advanced manufacturing and materials as well as nanotechnologies.

The implementation of new and innovative production technologies and processes to boost productivity, energy, effectiveness and cost and quality competitiveness are central to the Government’s industrial policy.

A key element of the Government’s policy is to ensure easy access for companies to high-class public research institutions, including the Luxembourg University, as well as to supportive funding instruments.

The main fields of interest and expertise include:

  • Highly automated production lines
  • Cyber-physical manufacturing systems
  • Robotics
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Reduction of energy consumption and waste production

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Pitch Your Start-up: €100,000 in prize money to boost your business

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The 5th edition of Pitch Your Start-up will take place on 21 May 2019. Local and international start-ups can already apply online to try to win the €100,000 prize. Participation is free of charge.
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LIST supports the digital transformation of Ceratizit

14-02-2019

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) will provide expert support to a major Industry 4.0 project implemented by hard material products producer Ceratizit. In the context of a two-year partnership agreement, LIST's data analytics and artificial intelligence specialists will support the digital transformation of Ceratizit's development and manufacturing processes.
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Husky implements Industry 4.0 project in Luxembourg

08-02-2019

The company has put in place a system that makes its whole production process, from the moments clients ask for an offer until the final product is delivered, completely digital.
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Luxembourg returns to Vivatech

04-02-2019

For the second consecutive year, Luxembourg’s start-up ecosystem will be represented at the international trade fair in Paris dedicated to new technologies which takes place in 100 days. This time, the country will have an even bigger pavilion and further highlight its assets.
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Horizon 2020 is the EU's research and innovation funding programme. It runs from 2014-2020 and has a budget of €80 billion. We are organising a workshop with the aim of providing companies, researchers and all other stakeholders with information about strategies for positioning themselves to maximise their chances of obtaining Horizon 2020 funding and drafting and preparing competitive proposals. This one-day workshop will provide information about finding and identifying the most relevant calls for proposals, setting up a competitive consortium, defining the strategic objectives of the proposals in relation to the call text, and addressing the various sections of the proposal template. You will also learn how the submission tool works Read more

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