Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research
Operating at the heart of Luxembourg’s innovation system, Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, focuses on stimulating the competitiveness of the country’s economy through research, innovation, creativity and design by providing a wide range of integrated and tailor-made services. The Agency is a key partner for all who are interested in launching innovative activities in Luxembourg – from entrepreneurs, managers of start-up companies and researchers to foreign enterprises and investors.
Luxinnovation has implemented various initiatives in order to strengthen the R&D and innovation potential of companies and to reinforce links with public research organisations and academia. For example, the Agency manages the Luxembourg Cluster Initiative, which actively encourages networking and collaboration between the private and the public sectors. The Clusters focus on key technologies that have been identified as being important for the future sustainable development of the Luxembourg economy:
- Luxembourg Automotive Components Cluster
- Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster
- Luxembourg BioHealth Cluster
- Luxembourg ICT Cluster
- Luxembourg Materials Cluster
- Luxembourg Space Cluster
The Agency also actively supports the Cluster for Logistics and the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster.
One of the main missions of Luxinnovation is to support companies and investors that wish to set up R&D and innovation-related activities in Luxembourg. Our advisory team can provide guidance with the relevant procedures as well as information about the favourable legal and tax environment that can be offered to those wishing to establish an innovative company in Luxembourg.
A number of grant schemes in Luxembourg are aimed at supporting R&D and innovation activities in both the public and the private sector. Luxinnovation acts as facilitator for clients that are seeking national or European funding, planning to launch an innovative activity, looking for technological expertise or aiming to upgrade their innovation management activities. The Agency also helps with partner searches and can facilitate contacts with national authorities, support agencies, public research organisations and companies that could be future partners or clients.
In keeping with its motto, Luxinnovation is dedicated to “Making Innovation Happen” in all its processes and daily operations.