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

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support for knowledge transfer & innovation,

Deadline: 08-09-2021 14:00 CET


The FNR JUMP programme is a competitive funding programme, open to all research domains, that is designed to help bridge the technical and funding gap between research-driven discoveries and their commercialisation/utilisation, thereby enhancing the impact of Luxembourg’s research on economy and society.

FNR will provide financial support to advance the development of applied research-driven and leading-edge technologies/concepts, products and services that have potential for:

  • Enabling the creation of a start-up company that will further develop and commercialize the invention; or
  • Licensing to an existing company;
  • Further funding and collaboration (private or public) in view of commercialisation;

JUMP is not intended to support basic research or existing start-up companies, but rather it will support proof of concept activities to advance research-driven technologies that have potential for a socio-economic impact. JUMP is designed to facilitate the researcher’s ability to leverage external funding to serve as a bridge toward product development and commercialisation/utilisation.

New in 2021: The previous Pathfinder track will be merged with JUMP21


FNR will support funding for Proof of Concept projects up to 450,000 EUR to successful project applications in the domain of biomedical sciences and funding up to 250,000 EUR for any other domain for a recommended maximum period of 24 months.


  • Funding decisions are communicated no more than 2 months after submission deadline.

See also..

Download the 2021 FNR Calls flyer in A3 poster or A5 flyer


Evolution of FNR funding policies in 2021

Results 2020 JUMP (Pathfinder) Call

COVID-19 pandemic: FNR offers flexibility in the handling of grants and grant proposals


  • All
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Life Sciences, Biology & Medicine
  • Materials, Physics & Engineering
  • Opinion
  • Research meets industry
  • Spotlight on Young Researchers
  • Women in science

From lab to startup: LuxAI and QTrobot – a robot to help children with autism

From lab to spin-off: NIUM – nutrition as a therapeutic tool

We need both: start-ups and research-based spin-offs, but they need different support measures to be successful

LALA: An innovative programme to help children learn to read

Spotlight on Young Researchers: German Castignani

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

Spotlight on Young Researchers: Miguel Angel Olivares Mendez

Shifting the innovation gap in Luxembourg

POC: Pocket-sized intestines – the HuMiX model enables intestinal flora to be investigated under real conditions

Luxembourg researchers develop computer models for hundreds of bacterial strains

Better driving made easy thanks to Motion-S app

Study finds eating fiber prevents gut bacteria from eating you

Clear the stage for knowledge-based business ideas

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies for analytics purposes. Find out more in our Privacy Statement