Luxembourg is ranked as a ‘Strong Innovator’ in the EU Commission’s 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard. For the second year running, Luxembourg ranks 1st for ‘Attractive research systems’. This underlines the considerable development of the young Luxembourgish research and innovation ecosystem, and is an important recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to develop a world-class R&I landscape.
Considerable progress has been made in Luxembourg by successive governments leading to a doubling of investments in research, development and innovation in the last decade. The report, published Monday, 17 June, states that “Attractive research systems, Intellectual assets and Innovators are the
strongest innovation dimensions. Luxembourg scores particularly well on Foreign doctorate students, Trademark applications, and International scientific co-publications”.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has been one of the key drivers to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation. Our unrelenting efforts to setup a world-class public research system that generates societal and economic impact in key strategic areas are bearing fruit.
In the past five years, the FNR has further developed public-private-partnership programmes and increased its budgets for programmes that support knowledge transfer towards the successful commercial exploitation of research discoveries.
The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.
Find out more about how the FNR supports innovation in Luxembourg