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LuxairCARGO results 2018

31-01-2019

The overall cargo volumes at Luxembourg Airport during 2018 increased by 2% to a total of
957,000 tons handled exclusively by LuxairCARGO. In detail, the biggest growth has been
registered in the following categories:
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Luxembourg sets up first European partnership on artificial intelligence with NVIDIA

31-01-2019

The Luxembourg government, the country’s scientific community and NVIDIA will create a joint research laboratory for artificial intelligence (AI). Focusing on using AI and high performance computing to search for solutions to major societal challenges, the collaboration will also be successively opened to industrial companies and start-ups.
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Luxembourg first country to make public transport free of charge

29-01-2019

From March 2020 onwards, anyone will be able to use public transport in Luxembourg for free. Similar initiatives to abolish transport fares already exist elsewhere in other cities, but this is the first time public transport will become completely free of charge throughout a whole country.
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LuxAI receives 2019 CES Innovation Award

29-01-2019

Intensive early-age education and training of autistic children, to enhance their ability to communicate and interact with others, can radically improve these children’s lives. However, a major obstacle is the lack of specialised teachers and adequate therapies to respond to this vital need. LuxAI has developed QTrobot to help overcome this challenge.
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Luxembourg is the 4th most globalised economy

24-01-2019

The country also ranks high in social globalisation in the index of globalisation recently published by ETH Zürich.
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Luxembourg top ranked for global talent competitiveness

24-01-2019

Luxembourg ranks 10th in the world for its capacity to grow, attract and retain talents.
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Belgium and Luxembourg collaborate on space resources exploration and use

23-01-2019

On 23 January 2019, the two countries signed a declaration outlining their intention to collaborate on the development of an international framework for space resources exploration and utilisation.
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Salonkee raises €1 million from Luxembourg investors

21-01-2019

The start-up specialising in online appointments for hairdressers and beauty salons closed its first round in mid-January, bringing together exclusively Luxembourg investors.
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[Blog post] Digital buzz: Trends and reality

14-01-2019

Executing Luxembourg’s data-driven digital strategy over the last 12 months has taken Luxinnovation’s business development team to some of the well-known technology hubs across the world but also given an insight into emerging locations and their current focus.
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Passbolt raises €460,000 and attracts the Digital Tech Fund

14-01-2019

Specialised in corporate password management, the Luxembourg start-up Passbolt has just completed a €460,000 round of financing. This capital will enable it to strengthen its teams and improve its solution.
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Luxembourg ranks 3rd for small city of the future

11-01-2019

Luxembourg follows closely behind Zürich and Belfast in this ranking established by the fDi intelligence division of the Financial Times.
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Towards a circular economy model

10-01-2019

The focus and growing awareness of both politicians and the public is encouraging Luxembourg to move from a linear to a circular economy. The limitations of “extract — manufacture — consume — throw away” are becoming more and more apparent.
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From waste to energy

10-01-2019

Founded in Luxembourg in 2008, Boson Energy has offices also in Poland, Sweden and Israel. The company pursues its development in Luxembourg and its expansion in Europe through several very promising projects, which aim at meeting the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental protection. Luxinnovation spoke to Chief Communications Officer Heike Carl Zätterström about current projects and coming challenges.
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On the road to a coherent economic development

10-01-2019

The international promotion of the Luxembourg economy, which was restructured two years ago, is now running well, supported by a strong network of representative offices abroad. Explanations from the president of the Trade & Investment Steering Committee, the body in charge of the implementation of this promotion.
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Extracting recyclable materials from wastewater

10-01-2019

Considering wastewater not as water loaded with pollutants but as a resource: this is the approach adopted by Ama Mundu Technologies and the philosophy behind the company’s technology.
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Luxembourg cleantech business promoted at Pollutec fair

10-01-2019

Promoting business opportunities for clean and sustainable technologies is a priority in Luxembourg. Several of the country’s innovative cleantech companies were recently invited to showcase their offer at a joint Luxembourg stand at the international Pollutec fair in France.
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Luxembourg’s city bikes go electric

08-01-2019

Luxembourg is one of the first European capitals to offer a complete fleet of electric self-service bikes to citizens and visitors. Regardless of whether you are going from one business meeting to another or simply enjoying a few days of leisure, moving swiftly around Luxembourg City – and enjoying some fresh air and exercise at the same time – has never been easier.
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Fit 4 Start #8: applications are open

08-01-2019

Following the success of the previous edition, which included nearly 230 applications from 38 different countries, the next season of the Fit 4 Start programme will once again reward the most innovative projects in information and communication technologies. The countdown has begun, ideas and projects can be submitted before 28 January 2019.
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Odysseus Space sets up headquarters in Luxembourg

02-01-2019

Space technology specialist Odysseus Space has chosen Luxembourg as its base for expanding business in Europe. After winning the SpaceResources.lu challenge of the ESA Space Exploration Masters competition, the company is now in the process of relocating its headquarters from Taiwan to Luxembourg.
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Taiwan and Luxembourg launch “working holiday” programme

02-01-2019

The two partners will each year welcome up to 40 young Luxembourgish or Taiwanese nationals for a prolonged stay. The aim is to deepen the understanding and friendship between the regions and facilitate tourism, higher education and business exchange in the future.
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Luxembourg Space Agency study predicts space resources use market revenue of up to €170 billion

02-01-2019

The Luxembourg Space Agency has published an in-depth study of the expected development of the space resources utilisation industry over the period 2018-2045. In addition to a possible market revenue of €170 billion during this time, the use of space resources is expected to create major socio-economic benefits in many areas.
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Turning big data into innovative medicine breakthroughs

21-12-2018

The huge amounts of data generated through medical research and digital healthcare create unique opportunities to advance our understanding of diseases and find new treatments and cures. On 15 December 2018, Luxinnovation brought together international experts for a conference on the use and sustainability of medical data in the context of the 10th anniversary of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative.
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Luxinnovation’s CEO among the most influential decision-makers in Luxembourg

20-12-2018

Since 2006, the economic and financial magazine Paperjam has been publishing, every two years, the ranking of the 100 most influential economic decision-makers in Luxembourg. For the 2018 edition, announced Wednesday at the Rockhal, Luxinnovation’s CEO, Sasha Baillie, appears in 16th position.
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Foreign Trade: satisfaction survey 2018 - orientation survey 2019

20-12-2018

The team of International Affairs of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey regarding this past year's foreign trade agenda in order to improve our services in the future.
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Circular Economy: EU public consultation on a product policy framework

13-12-2018

The EU has opened a public consultation help identify in how far the current EU product policy framework supports a circular economy and the potential for increasing this contribution. Input is needed from the general public, businesses and local authorities as well as other stakeholders.
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New opportunity to accelerate your business with Luxembourg’s Fit 4 Start programme

07-12-2018

On 21 December Luxinnovation’s new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start will open. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
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Innovative digital partnership between Monaco and Luxembourg

07-12-2018

Supporting digitalisation in order to modernise the administration and foster innovation is a priority for both Monaco and Luxembourg. The two countries signed a declaration of intent on 6 December 2018 as a basis of collaboration in the digital field.
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12 Michelin stars for Luxembourg

06-12-2018

Ten Luxembourg restaurants are included in the 2019 Belgium and Luxembourg edition of the Michelin Guide, confirming once more the country’s status as an Eldorado for lovers of fine dining.
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New Happen magazine highlights Industry 4.0

06-12-2018

Hot off the press, the second issue of Happen provides an insight into business opportunities and advantages in Luxembourg and showcases the country’s technological excellence and innovative spirit.
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Leading industrial firms expand in Luxembourg

06-12-2018

Two main players in Luxembourg’s industrial landscape are investing: Ampacet is setting up two new plastics masterbatch production lines at its European headquarters here, and Cebi International is building a completely new research centre
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