New FNR funding instrument: Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG)

The FNR is pleased to announce the pilot Call for its new programme IPBG. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, 15 September 2016, 14:00 CET.

It is a strategic priority of the FNR to turn public research into a competitive advantage for Luxembourg. To this end, the FNR supports the advancement of Luxembourg’s knowledge-based economy by supporting industry-informed research, by reinforcing co-operation between public research and innovative industries, as well as by facilitating the commercial exploitation of research results.

Supporting collaboration between research and industry in Luxembourg

The aim of the IPBG programme is to foster the cooperation between Luxembourg based companies active in R&D and public research institutions in Luxembourg. This call is organised as a new pilot strand of the FNR’s innovation and industry partnership programmes AFR-PPP and CORE-PPP.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Support knowledge transfer between higher education institutions and Luxembourg based companies active in R&D;
  • Prepare young scientists not only for an academic career, but also help in acquiring the necessary skills and competences for the private job market;
  • Provide PhD and Postdoc students with an excellent, stimulating research training experience within the context of mutually beneficial research collaboration, between public research institutions and Luxembourg-based industrial partner organisations.
  • Promote the development of industrial research capacity in Luxembourg through the recruitment of early stage researchers and the concomitant implementation of partnerships between companies and public research organisations.

View the IPBG programme page

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