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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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Daher and LIST to develop welding technology for aircraft substructure assembly

19-05-2022

The French multinational Daher has established a large partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) aimed at maturing and optimising a welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites.
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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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