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World Happiness Report 2020: rankingLuxembourg is in the top 10 among the world’s happiest countries according to World Happiness Report 2020. The country ranks 8th on the list topped by Finland, Denmark and Switzerland.

World’s happiest countries – COVID-19 impact

This edition of World Happiness Report focuses on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives and evaluates how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic.”There has been surprising resilience in how people rate their lives overall,” note the authors of the report. “The change from 2017-2019 to 2020 varied considerably among countries, but not enough to change rankings in any significant fashion materially. The same countries remain at the top.”

The report also notes bigger changes in emotions than in life satisfaction during the first year of 2020. Emotions worsened more during lockdown and recovered faster. For the world as a whole there was no overall change in positive affect, but the number of people saying that they were worried or sad the day before the survey increased with roughly 10%.

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Research partnership for commercial success

05-07-2022

A research partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) on how to use its technology to make virucidal facemasks has given Molecular Plasma Group a big market breakthrough.
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A window to Europe

05-07-2022

For several years, the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices have invited start-ups from their local markets to Luxembourg tech event ICT Spring. Combining the presence at the event with a tailor-made visit programme, this offers a concrete insight into what it would mean to locate their European offices in Luxembourg.
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International start-ups exploring Luxembourg

04-07-2022

25 international start-ups, supported by the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices located around the world, attended tech event ICT Spring on 30 June – 1 July 2022. We spoke to some of them to hear why there were interested in exploring Luxembourg as their potential base for entering the European market.
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Infinite Reality plans for European HQ in Luxembourg

01-07-2022

The metaverse has the power to transform how consumers interact with brands. We spoke to John Acunto, CEO of metaverse leader Infinite Reality, about how he thinks the metaverse will develop in Europe and about the company’s plans to set up its European HQ in Luxembourg.
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Infinite Reality launches global metaverse hub in Luxembourg

01-07-2022

Infinite Reality, the metaverse entertainment and innovation company, announced today a strategic relationship with the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Realiability, and Trust (SnT) to introduce a global, open metaverse, from Luxembourg. This is a significant piece of the company’s European expansion plans.
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