To support innovation, the FNR runs targeted funding schemes to:
- Support knowledge transfer and the successful commercialisation of innovative research ideas, and:
- Facilitate partnerships between public research institutions and companies.
INNOVATION SUPPORT & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
Proof of Concept (PoC): Financial support to make innovative research ideas from public research institutions in Luxembourg more attractive to potential investors. Two deadlines per year, in April and November.
KITS: Knowledge and innovation transfer support. Provides competitive funding for public research institutions in Luxembourg, enabling them to attract and integrate Knowledge Transfer Officers (TTO). Annual call with deadline in November.
PARTNERING WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
CORE-PPP: Short to mid-term (1 – 3 years) collaborative research projects between researchers employed at a public research institution in Luxembourg and a company based either in Luxembourg or abroad. Two deadlines per year, in March and September.
AFR-PPP: PhD or Postdoc grants with research carried out in collaboration with a Luxembourg-based industry partner. Two deadlines per year, in March and September.
IPBG: Industrial Partnership Block Grant. Block allocation of PhD and/or Postdoc grants for industrial partnerships between research institutions and industry partners in Luxembourg. Pilot Call launched with a deadline of 15 September 2016.
WHY PARTNER WITH INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS
Collaborations between researchers and companies are a win-win for both sides: researchers get the chance to take their research to the next level and see it make an impact, while businesses gain access to creative minds.
Collaborating with a company offers a wealth of benefits for researchers at public research institutions, including:
- Access to real data;
- Boosting the impact of research results;
- Opportunity to utilise your expertise to solve real, tangible problems arising from industry;
- Increased understanding of the needs of the business and the chance to identify new avenues for collaboration;
- Increased employability
“PPPs can be an efficient instrument that allows the scientists at the University to define new and highly topical fields for fundamental research. Deepening the understanding of physical processes in technically relevant materials can help the industrial partner to substantially improve their product.” – Dr Roland Sanctuary, University of Luxembourg, worked on CORE-PPP with Goodyear Innovation Center
You can also use the FNR Project Finder to search for projects that have received PoC and KITS funding.