Mobility innovation covers a range of fields: the vehicles themselves, electric or hydrogen-based powertrains, autonomous driving, and so on. “Companies working on these innovations need a place where they can test them literally on the roads,” says Joost Ortjens, Head of International Business Development – Automotive at Luxinnovation. “Luxembourg welcomes mobility innovators.”

A good place to start mobility innovation

The country is home to a diverse and connected ecosystem of large corporates, start-ups and research laboratories. “There is a very healthy automotive ecosystem here,” confirms Nadine Kintscher, Centred Design at tyre manufacturer Goodyear which has one of its two world-wide innovation centres in Luxembourg.

“It is a very good place to start something new.”

Start-ups also find a fertile ground for their ideas here. “All our projects, prototypes and proofs of concept have been developed and launched in Luxembourg together with Luxembourg companies, says German Castignani, CEO and co-founder of start-up Motion-S which develops a platform for analysing data emitted by connected vehicles. “It is a very good place to start something new.”

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LIST-Gradel joint lab to produce ultra-lightweight structures for space


The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has announced a new partnership venture with Luxembourg company Gradel to research and produce ultra-lightweight structures for the aeronautics and space industry. The joint lab will produced parts for three European giants in satellite construction: Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defence and Space, and OHB.
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Luxembourg to open healthtech incubator


Luxembourg's new business health technologies incubator will open in spring 2021. Hosted at the House of Biohealth in Esch-Belval, it will offer 350 m2 of laboratory space to start-ups and spin-offs during their first 2-3 years of operation.
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A clean, green innovation for industrial concrete floors


Luxembourg-based Topp & Screed designs and manufactures equipment for the production of concrete industrial floor slabs. Through the innovative implementation of technology developed in the automotive sector, the company is the first in the world to launch a fully electric screed on the market.
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Korean biotech MBD sets up joint research laboratory in Luxembourg


South Korean MBD is setting up a joint laboratory with the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL). The laboratory will focus on precision medicine for cancer patients. MBD will also use its new base in Luxembourg to expand its business in Europe.
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Sustainability by design


What makes a technology truly clean? Specialists at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) argue that a holistic perspective, spanning from technology development and production to use and end-of-life treatment, is needed.
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