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belvalThis year’s blast furnace party welcomed national and international artists whose performances mixed art and sciences. The adventurous could also enjoy a zip line ride at a height of 60 metres between the two blast furnaces.

Once a main centre of Luxembourg’s steel industry that dominated the country’s economy for decades, Belval has been transformed to a key location for research and innovation. It hosts the main campus of the University of Luxembourg as well as the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, the national innovation agency Luxinnovation, the Technoport incubator for innovative start-ups and several other organisations that play a key role in science and innovation. A perfect illustration of how Luxembourg is using the foundations of the past to build the society of tomorrow.

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Cleantech Forum Europe: new format, old and new dates

06-04-2020

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe had to be modified. A virtual programme will be offered on the original event dates, 18-20 May, and will be followed by a first-ever end-of-the-year festive Cleantech Forum in Luxembourg on 7-9 December.
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Luxembourg start-up Doctena offers remote medical consultation solution

06-04-2020

In view of the urgent need to restrict face-to-face meetings as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Luxembourg government is allowing remote medical consultations during the time of the crisis. Reacting quickly, Luxembourg start-up Doctena has added a video conference module to its leading online platform for booking medical appointments.
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Luxembourg lab develops COVID-19 test kit

05-04-2020

Siemens Healthineers has announced the availability of its molecular Fast Track Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 Assay test kit, which can help diagnose people infected by the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The test kit, which allows identification of the virus in less than three hours, has been developed by Siemens Healthineers’ Luxembourg-based daughter company Fast Track Diagnostics.
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ArcelorMittal develops 3D-printed ventilator prototype

01-04-2020

Many companies are currently using their innovative capabilities to help alleviate the COVID-19 sanitary crisis. The R&D team of ArcelorMittal has developed a protoype for a 3D-printed ventilator which, if successfully tested, could be produced rapidly.
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COVID-19: Mobilisation of R&D at all levels

01-04-2020

Faced with the global COVID-19 pandemic, institutional and private players in research, development and innovation are stepping forward. The first results are already tangible.
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