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Luxembourg – an attractive location for research, development and innovation

 

An ideal infrastructure for research and innovation

The Luxembourg Government puts premium value on providing a well adapted infrastructure in order to facilitate research, development and innovation. A new milestone will be the completion of the Belval Science, Research and Innovation Park, which will become the flagship of R&D in Luxembourg, hosting the University of Luxembourg and all major public research organisations, as well as private companies, spin-offs and start-ups and cultural centres, thus providing excellent working and living conditions.

A dynamic research community

Luxembourg can boast one of the highest concentrations of public and private research facilities in Europe. Internationally renowned technology companies such as SES, Delphi and Goodyear have set up major R&D facilities in Luxembourg. In addition, more than 100 research units belonging to the various public R&D organisations are currently carrying out research in areas that reinforce the sustainable development of Luxembourg’s economy.

A young, research-driven university

The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is one of the youngest universities in Europe. Built directly on the Bologna system, it offers a range of high-quality Bachelor degrees, however the focus of teaching is on Master and PhD studies. The university is one of the few in the world to be truly multilingual. The academic staff members come from all over the world and work in interdisciplinary teams. Special emphasis is given to research and knowledge transfer at the highest international level.

A full range of support measures

The Luxembourg Government provides a full range of support measures to foster R&D and innovation. Financial support may be granted for the funding of R&D and innovation projects and the uptake of new technologies. Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, is the first-stop shop for information and guidance on innovation and R&D in Luxembourg including national and European funding programmes.

A highly-skilled, multinational workforce

Cross-border thinking, regional mobility and the cosmopolitan nature of its workforce all contribute to the competitiveness of Luxembourg’s economy. Most employees in Luxembourg are fluent in at least three languages, mainly French, German and English. These multilingual and multicultural capabilities provide a fertile ground for innovation to florish.