Career Stage(s): Postdoc & Junior Researcher, Established Researcher, Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Business Collaboration,

Deadline: 06-10-2022 14:00 CET


The BRIDGES programme (formerly CORE-PPP) provides financial support for industry partnerships between public research institutions in Luxembourg and national or international companies.

Specific objectives of BRIDGES:

  • Stimulate strong partnerships between public research institutes and companies, particularly activities that promote innovation and sustainable value creation;
  • Facilitate access to advanced industrial technology and expertise worldwide;
  • Utilise and strengthen national testbed facilities and living labs;
  • Increase the attractiveness of Luxembourg as an innovation hub based on advanced technological research


The FNR will support BRIDGES projects for a minimum 12 and maximum 36 months.


  • Funding of no more than 400,000 EUR can be awarded to successful applications that guarantee a balanced partnership.
  • Luxembourg-based collaborating companies are required to cover 15% of the eligible project costs.
  • International-based collaborating companies are required to cover 30% of the eligible project costs


  • 2 Calls per year
  • Funding decisions are communicated no more than 3 months after the submission deadline
  • The project should be jointly developed by the applicant, the company and the public partner (e.g. the university)

See also..

Download the A3 poster or the flyer with descriptions.


Results 2022-1 BRIDGES Call

Temporary FNR support for Researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine

Narrative CV – workshop slides & survey results


“Over the past 15 years public R&D spending has increased 12 fold”

Researchers & Startups: An Unsurprising Match

Shifting the innovation gap in Luxembourg

BRIDGES 2018-1 Call result overview – details

CORE-PPP funded projects 2008-15 


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