|Legal Status||Economic Interest Grouping (EIG)|
|Managing Director||Jean-Paul Schuler|
|Languages||French, German, English and Luxembourgish|
Organisation & structure
Luxinnovation is the National Agency for Innovation and Research in Luxembourg. Through its dual position of working closely with enterprises and research organisations as well as with the authorities in charge of innovation and research related policies, the Agency is at the heart of the national innovation and research system. Luxinnovation was founded in 1984. It became an Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) in 1998, comprising 6 private and public-sector partners in Luxembourg:
- the Ministry for Higher Education and Research
- the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade
- the Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Tourism
- the Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg
- the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
- the Luxembourg Chamber of Crafts
Missions of Luxinnovation
- Promote research, innovation, technology transfer and the creation of innovative companies in Luxembourg
- Inform and support company creators, enterprises, and research organisations
- Support enterprises, research organisations and promoters of innovative projects at each phase of their projects, from the identification of their needs to assistance in finding financing and the launch of a product or service
- Assist and advise the government in the area of research, development and innovation
- Raise public awareness on research, development, innovation, creativity and design
Luxinnovation offers services to actors involved in the fields of research and development (R&D) and innovation (enterprises, researchers, research organisations, company creators, students, etc). The personalised services provided by the Agency include help to secure financing, the search for partners, creating innovative enterprises or carrying out technology transfer. The Agency provides its customers with targeted information as well as its networks and contacts while respecting confidentiality. Luxinnovation offers its services free of charge.
The support offered by Luxinnovation can be adapted to every context and situation due to its personalised assistance services. A specific team is formed for each project in order to maximise the chances for successful projects or innovative approaches.
Services of Luxinnovation
Access to national and European funding
- Information and guidance on suitable funding mechanisms
- Assistance with the preparation of applications and the endorsement of public decision-makers
Support for innovative start-ups
- Analysis of the innovative idea and the related business plan, and access to national business incubators
- Identification of prospective partners and investors
Innovation management, creativity and design
- Comprehensive training programmes (innovation management and intellectual property)
- Luxembourg Innovation Masterclass
- Promotion of design and creativity in support of innovation
Technology transfer and partner search
- Access to the Technology Market of the "Enterprise Europe Network"
- Identification of potential partners and contact initiation
Intellectual property and valorisation of research results
- Awareness-raising activities and guidance on intellectual property
- Coaching for the socio-economic valorisation of research results
Luxembourg Cluster Initiative
- Management of the BioHealth, EcoInnovation, ICT, Materials and Space Clusters
- Support for project preparation within the framework of public-private partnerships
Promotion of research and innovation "Made in Luxembourg"
- Organisation of seminars and events
- Production of communication tools (brochures, websites, etc.)
- Management of the Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research (www.innovation.public.lu)
- Publication of the magazine "FOCUS on Research and Innovation in Luxembourg"
Luxinnovation is part of the European reference networks concerning R&D and innovation. The Agency is the National Contact Point for the 7th European Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the intergovernmental initiative EUREKA.