The primary goal of the Knowledge and Innovation Transfer Support (KITS) program is to offer competitive funding to Luxembourg’s public research institutions. This support aims to help these institutions broaden and enhance their existing knowledge and technology transfer endeavors.
Introduced in 2015, the FNR-KITS initiative emerged from the necessity to fortify the universities’ third mission: the transfer of knowledge and technology. As of 2021, the programme had backed over ten projects aligned with the goals of knowledge and technology transfer. These endeavors aim to create substantial social and economic impacts in Luxembourg.
Every public research institution has developed technology transfer offices equipped with the necessary personnel to handle their daily activities. The FNR’s KITS 2024 call seeks to further bolster and enrich ongoing and future endeavours of knowledge and technology transfer that enhance, supplement, or introduce new methodologies within public research organisations.
KITS: Projects will be supported for 24 months.
Idea submission/presentation deadline: Latest 26 March 2024. Upon confirmation from the FNR, the project team can proceed to prepare and submit a comprehensive KITS 2024 proposal before the call deadline. The panel will take place on 14 June 2024.
Proposal submission deadline: 26 April 2024.
Notification of Review Outcome: 1 month after panel.
Project Start: up to a maximum of 12 months after notification.
Funding up to 250k€/proposal can be awarded to successful application.
- All applications must be submitted via the FNR Online Grant Management System.
- The proposal must be supported by the relevant public research institution in Luxembourg.
- The application proposal must be submitted by the person responsible for knowledge transfer on the institutional or unit level, who will also act as Principal Coordinator (PC).