Research and innovation is at the heart of Luxembourg’s future success. They are critical to growth in productivity and business investment, to the comparative advantages in the global race, and to the ability to address societal challenges.
R&D PARTNERSHIP: WIN-WIN
Innovative companies work with researchers on the future. The FNR helps bring research and industry together, through facilitating research and development partnerships. Such collaborations are a win-win for both sides: businesses gain access to creative minds, while researchers get the chance to take their research to the next level and see it make an impact.
IMPACT RESEARCH & INNOVATION
It is the FNR’s vision to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation, thereby contributing to the country’s economic diversification and future prosperity.
FNR-funded research should have the biggest possible impact on practice and services in Luxembourg. Innovative research will have a socio-economic impact, but innovations alone are not enough: they only make sense if placed in a functioning eco-system.
Industrial Fellowships (formerly AFR-PPP) and BRIDGES (formerly CORE-PPP) are the funding instruments specifically aimed at fostering collaboration between research and business, while the programmes JUMP (formerly PoC) and KITS are aimed at researchers, to foster knowledge transfer and getting prototypes ready for investment. We have also launched a pilot Call for an Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG), which awards a block allocation of PhD and/or Postdoc grants (Industrial Fellowships) in which Luxembourg-based industry partner(s) take the lead in arranging a research programme with a Luxembourg-based public research institution of their choice (in research relevant to FNR’s strategic priority areas).