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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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16-10-2020

Data is one of the most precious assets in today’s information society. In a keynote address given at the final of the EU Datathon competition on 15 October 2020, Luxinnovation’s CEO Sasha Baillie spoke about the enormous value that can be derived from data and the need for establishing accessible, high-quality, secure data exchange platforms.
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Luxembourg acquires petascale high performance computer

30-09-2020

On 29 September 2020, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot announced the acquisition of Luxembourg's high performance computer (HPC). Named MeluXina, it will become part of the European HPC network.
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LIST: Towards greener hydrogen

18-09-2020

In partnership with the French company 3D-Oxides, the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST) is working on a research project designed to make hydrogen production easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
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10 key technologies shaping the post COVID-19 economy

16-09-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our ways of living, working, consuming and travelling, and has had a huge impact on companies’ and consumers’ use of technology. Luxinnovation lists 10 key technologies that will play a crucial role in the economy over the months and years to come.
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