Luxembourg, for the first time, ranks among the “Innovation Leaders”, alongside countries like Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom in the European Commission’s 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard. This is a huge leap for the young Luxembourgish research and innovation ecosystem, and an important recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to develop a world-class R&I landscape.
Considerable progress has been made in Luxembourg by successive governments leading to a doubling of investments in research, development and innovation in the last decade. The report, published today (22 June), states that “Attractive research systems and intellectual assets are [Luxembourg’s] strongest innovation dimension”.
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has been one of the key drivers to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation. Our unrelenting efforts to setup a world-class public research system that generates societal and economic impact in key strategic areas are bearing fruit.
In the past four years, the FNR has further developed public-private-partnership programmes and increased its budgets for programmes that support knowledge transfer towards the successful commercial exploitation of research discoveries.
The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.
Find out more about how the FNR supports innovation in Luxembourg