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, of which some have also established their R&D centre in Luxembourg, benefit from the strategic position, neutrality and efficient logistics infrastructure of Luxembourg at the centre of Europe.

The sector excels in several of the Key Enabling Technologies that are high on the EU’s current agenda for enhancing innovation and competitiveness, notably advanced manufacturing, advanced materials and nanomaterials.

Luxembourg’s strong track record in the manufacture and processing of many types of innovative materials is well proven with internationally renowned companies being located in Luxembourg for many years. Such materials include, for example, plastics & polymers, metals, composites, minerals, glass, wood and paper, which are produced and processed in support of many business sectors.

The implementation of new, innovative and improved production technologies to boost productivity and competitiveness at the international level is a central consideration of the manufacturing sector.

Its 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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Innovative materials for tomorrow’s economy

13-11-2017

For two days, Luxembourg hosted the sixth edition of the world Summit for Materials. Organised by The Economist magazine, with the support of Luxinnovation, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technol...
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Constructing buildings with re-useable components

30-10-2017

The Institute for Civil Engineering and Environment (INCEEN) at the University of Luxembourg has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Suisse Federal Laboratories of Materials Science and Technology (Empa) of the domain of ETH Zürich to collaborate on research on energy efficiency in the construction sector.
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Industry 4.0 HPC and Big Data

25-10-2017

A seminar on Industry 4.0, HPC and Big Data was held at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce hosted by the Ministry of the Economy, Fedil and Luxinnovation on October 19, 2017.  A number of speakers of...
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Luxinnovation at Manufuture Conference

25-10-2017

The international conference “Manufuture 2017 – Moving up the Value Chain” is taking place on 24-25 October in Tallinn, Estonia. After a successful edition in Luxembourg 2 years ago, it is now the 9th time since 2001 that the conference is organised. 
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21 November 2017

ROBOTICS CHANGING THE LOGISTICS LANDSCAPE

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The subject of this year's conference "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence change the Logistics Landscape" covers the important trends that will deeply transform production and services in the next years. Artificial intelligence, robotics and Industry 4.0 will impact logistics processes as well and in order to get a better understanding of the changes, experts from the field will give an overview of what is to come. Read more

22 November 2017

Journée Export Grande Région

Kirchberg (Luxembourg)

Les entreprises artisanales voient une activité transfrontalière de plus en plus comme une opportunité pour se développer. Read more

24 November 2017

How to start with Industry 4.0 in SMEs

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Industry 4.0 is considered one of the key technologies necessary to secure future competitiveness of industrial companies in the western world. While large companies in Luxembourg have already begun digitizing their products and their production processes, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seem lagging behind. The benefits of Industry 4.0 are however considerable for SMEs, opening-up new opportunities for improved production effectiveness while keeping costs down. Read more

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In just three decades, the Luxembourg space sector has grown from nothing into probably the most dynamic in Europe.

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The Life Sciences sector is expanding in Luxembourg and attracting researchers from across the globe.

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