New University Chair in energy process engineering appointed

05-04-2022

Professor Bradley Ladewig has been appointed holder of the Paul Wurth Chair in Energy Process Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The Chair focuses on advanced materials and systems for hydrogen technologies. The chairholder’s mandate is for five years.
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Five candidates selected for space resources start-up programme

29-03-2022

In April 2022, the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) will welcome the participants in the first edition of its start-up support programme. The intention is to support early-stage start-ups in the space resources sector with developing their business models, attracting their first customers and securing their first investments.
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Luxembourg is the 6th happiest country in the world

24-03-2022

Luxembourg gains two places compared to 2021 and ranks 6th among the world’s happiest countries. Its high ranking is in particular driven by the country’s strong GDP performance and high levels of freedom and life expectancy.
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Luxembourg has the lowest gender pay gap in the EU

21-03-2022

Eurostat, the statistics agency of the European Union, has released data on gender inequality in earnings. With a gender pay gap between men and women of 0.7%, Luxembourg comes out on top among the EU member states.
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Research Luxembourg launches open innovation collaborative platform

17-03-2022

Luxembourg’s public research community is characterised by a spirit of agility and cooperation. Its most recent initiative aimed at facilitating the development of partnerships and promoting technology transfer is the launch of a digital platform for open innovation.
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Luxembourg to set up health technologies campus

11-03-2022

The campus, which is expected to open its doors in 2024, will be dedicated to digital health and personalised medicine.
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Sang Noir: Targeting the Asian market from Luxembourg

09-03-2022

Une ligne de produits cosmétiques et une autre de vêtements: en l’espace de quelques mois, Sang Noir a percé au Luxembourg, accompagné par les bons réseaux. Au point d’intéresser de grands groupes de distribution internationaux.
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“A fantastic welcome to the local ecosystem”

07-03-2022

Israeli cybersecurity specialist SIGA OT Solutions recently announced the opening of its European HQ in Luxembourg. Crossroads newsletter spoke to COO Hagai Galili about why the company chose to come to Luxembourg, the country’s commitment to cybersecurity and innovation and the next steps forward.
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University of Luxembourg launches Finnovation Hub

28-02-2022

The Finnovation hub will develop groundbreaking technologies needed for Luxembourg’s financial institutions to succeed with their digital transformation.
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Luxembourg participates in “Scale-up Europe”

23-02-2022

The Scale-up Europe initiative is aimed at facilitating the access to financing for European companies in their growth phase. Luxembourg is one of 15 EU member states that support the initiative.
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Luxembourg City wins 2022 Access City Award

21-02-2022

The award, organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum, highlights Luxembourg City’s achievements in becoming more accessible to persons with disabilities.
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Luxembourg: Strong public finances, AAA rating reconfirmed

16-02-2022

After two years of the global pandemic, the economic situation in Luxembourg remains favourable. The country enjoyed an economic growth of 7% in 2021, tax revenues increased by 16.3% in 2021 and the AAA rating of the economy has just been reconfirmed by three of the leading credit rating agencies.
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Fanuc Europe invests in its Luxembourg logistics centre

15-02-2022

Factory automation world leader Fanuc Corporation acquires the logistics warehouse in the Eurohub Centre logistics park that it has been renting since 2021. Its Luxembourg-based European HQ is also implementing an innovation project supported by the government.
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Digitalisation ministry and Uni to accelerate digital transformation

09-02-2022

The Luxembourg Ministry for Digitalisation will benefit from the expertise of the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) to enhance the digital transformation of public administration and the digitalisation of administrative procedures. The first collaborative project will focus on digital identities.
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CYBAVO: Growing across Europe from Luxembourg

07-02-2022

Taiwanese cryptocurrency security start-up CYBAVO has chosen Luxembourg as the location from which to service digital asset customers across Europe. General Manager EMEA Roberto Machado speaks about the reasons for coming to Luxembourg, the company’s participation in the Fit 4 Start acceleration programme and the support it has received to get its European branch off to a good start.
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Luc Frieden has taken office as President of Eurochambres

04-02-2022

Luc Frieden has taken office as President of Eurochambres, the association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The chamber umbrella organization represents the interests of Europe’s indus...
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Yuriko Backes named as Luxembourg’s new Finance Minister  

04-02-2022

Yuriko Backes began her professional career in 1994 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has held various positions, including at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the United Nations in ...
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Paulette Lenert to become Deputy Prime Minister  

04-02-2022

Paulette Lenert began her professional career in 1992 in the government and has held various positions, including Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Minister for Consumer P...
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Improving security in future automotive networks  

04-02-2022

The University of Luxembourg and Honda R&D Europe have decided to work together to investigate and develop new efficient and secure in-vehicle communication technology. The three-year research pr...
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SnT and SES expand partnership, launch joint lab to drive innovation  

04-02-2022

SES and the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) announced the creation of a joint lab that will explore the benefits of high-throughput sat...
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University of Luxembourg inaugurates new supercomputer  

04-02-2022

The new AION high performance computer now provides state-of-the-art support to the university’s researchers and partners. The supercomputer is an important tool for the university’s digit...
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Luxembourg to lead Europe’s first master’s program on HPC

04-02-2022

High performance computing is used to solve complex problems and process very large quantities of data in science, engineering, business and industry. As an increasing number of organisations – no l...
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Luxembourg one of the world’s leading green finance centers

04-02-2022

Luxembourg is gaining ground as a green financial center. The 2021 edition of Global Green Financial Index ranks Luxembourg 2nd in the EU and 5th globally. Sustainability and finance go hand in hand i...
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Luxembourg ranks No.1 international financial center worldwide  

04-02-2022

British think tank New Financial bases its Global Financial Centers Index on 73 indicators, mainly those measuring the size and volume of financial activities. In a complementary study, New Financi...
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Moody’s, Fitch and S&P confirm Luxembourg’s AAA rating  

04-02-2022

Moody’s lists three main reasons for awarding Luxembourg its AAA rating: The country’s strong economic resilience, robust growth potential and high degree of economic flexibility Its strong publ...
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Luxembourg allocates largest R&D budget per person in the EU  

04-02-2022

Supporting research and development is a priority in Luxembourg. Recent statistics by Eurostat show that the country is the highest spender for R&D in the European Union relative to its populatio...
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Luxembourg connects start-ups and high performance computing  

04-02-2022

The national high performance computing center in Luxembourg tailors its “use & support” model to the individual needs of companies of all sizes and develops its ecosystem by participating in ...
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Luxembourg a “strong innovator” in the EU

04-02-2022

The European Commission has been publishing the yearly Innovation Scoreboard since 2014 in order to provide a comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance of EU member states and ...
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CSSF opens the door to cryptoassets

04-02-2022

On 29 November, 2021, the Commission de surveillance du secteur financier (CSSF) published a guide for investment fund managers, in which the financial market watchdog opens the door to virtual asse...
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Hydrogen innovation in Luxembourg

04-02-2022

The national hydrogen strategy that has recently been adopted by the Luxembourg government. It outlines the role of hydrogen in the decarburization of Luxembourg’s key sectors in the most energy-ef...
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