The 2nd edition of the AFR Networking Day, organised by the National Research Fund (FNR) within the framework of meet@uni emphasised the importance of international, multi-disciplinary networks for researchers benefitting from AFR grant schemes and gave around 60 of them an opportunity for networking and meeting contacts in their respective research fields.
Le CRP Henri Tudor a invité les acteurs luxembourgeois de la normalisation, liés au développement de normes, notamment via des projets Recherche et Développement (R&D) pour une conférence intitulée "Software, Systems and IT Service Standards - How to Benefit from Them? Example in IT Service Management with TIPA". Celle-ci a permis de faire le point sur les normes et perspectives en la matière, et de donner des illustrations concrètes d´utilisation de ces normes dans le contexte d´innovation. ...
The European Union's Marie Curie Actions programme, which provides funding for some of the world's best young researchers, celebrated a special milestone on 9 December 2010 with a conference in Brussels to mark its 50.000th beneficiary. Since its launch in 1996, the Marie Curie programme has supported training for researchers of 100 different nationalities working in 70 countries. The budget for the Marie Curie scheme is EUR 4.7 billion for the period 2007-2013.
CRP Henri Tudor manages the Luxembourg REACH & CLP Helpdesk on behalf of the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade as well as the Ministry of Sustainable development and infrastructure. This activity allowed CRP Henri Tudor to highlight the latest requirements for companies manufacturing, importing, distributing or using chemical products or items in the framework of the European REACH and CLP regulations.
The FNR is pleased to announce its 4th call for proposals for its thematic research programme CORE. The main objective of the CORE Programme is to raise the scientific quality of Luxembourg public research by funding projects in the identified priority domains. CORE aims at establishing a pool of knowledge and expertise as a basis for future practical use of research results. The available budget for the CORE 2011 Call is 22 Mio. EUR. The deadline for pre-proposals is 1 March 2011.
This year the European Commission has assessed, by its Interim Evaluation panel, the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP). The results conclude the success of the programme in joining 23 Partner Countries towards a common goal to fund innovative projects based on ICT technologies, to the benefit of older people, and to support the industry in Europe to become more competitive. The programme is supporting about 40 R&D close-to-market projects with end-users involved.
The "Socio-Economic and Humanities Programme (SSH)" of the European Union Seventh Framework Research Programme (FP7) is considered a gateway for researchers into international research cooperation. This positive response is one of the key results of a recent survey of SSH researchers and scholars around Europe and beyond, carried out by the EU-funded NET4SOCIETY project. NET4SOCIETY is a network of National Contact Points assisting SSH researchers’ engagement in FP7.
The fourth edition of the magazine "FOCUS on Research and Innovation in Luxembourg" provides a comprehensive overview of the health sciences and biotechnology sector in Luxembourg. The aim is to obtain international recognition of the Grand Duchy’s competences in this field. This first professional magazine in Luxembourg focusing on innovation and research presents recent developments in terms of innovation and economic diversification.
A new success story dedicated to CERATIZIT and its innovation process has been published on the Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research. Large industrial company, CERATIZIT is one of the world's leading independent hard metal producers of wear parts, woodworking parts, stoneworking parts, metalworking parts and steell mill rolls. One of the recipes for the success of CERATIZIT has always been innovation through collaboration with customers improving their added value.
On 7, 8 and 9 December 2010, the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade, the Observatory of Competitiveness, CRP Henri Tudor and the Central service of statistics and economic studies (STATEC) organised a 4th colloquium entitled “Luxembourg 2020”.
The National Research Fund (FNR) concluded its evaluation of the 3rd call for project proposals for its thematic programme CORE by drawing up a very positive summary with regards to the scientific quality of the research projects selected. A €19.3 million budget enabled the allocation of funds to 36 research projects undertaken by the University of Luxembourg, CRP Santé, CRP Henri Tudor, CRP Gabriel Lippmann and CEPS/INSTEAD.
Public Research Centre Henri Tudor will be launching, come January 2011, the “European Executive Master in Innovative Service Systems”, EMISS, in partnership with 5 European universities – Barcelona, Amsterdam, Porto, Geneva and Brno.
The ATTRACT Programme aims to build on the excellence, dynamism and creativity of research in Luxembourg by attracting young researchers with a high level of ability in science or technology and proven experience in a professional research context. The programme is designed for researchers not yet established in Luxembourg; it offers them the opportunity to set up an independent research team within a public-sector research institution in Luxembourg that is willing to host them.
Accused of eating fish and pursued because of its fur, the otter has been hunted to such an extent that it is now endangered of survival as a species in Luxembourg. Higher pollution levels in our rivers have increasingly altered its habitat, in particular following a decrease in fish productivity. In 2010, a LIFE-Nature project for the restoration of otter habitats in Belgium and Luxembourg that was scheduled to finish in September has been extended until 31 March 2011, in order to finish certain tasks. This is an opportunity to go over the actions taken until now.
EU researchers, businesses and citizens can have free and open access to EU-funded research papers thanks to OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe). OpenAIRE will provide a network of open repositories providing free online access to knowledge produced by scientists receiving grants from FP7 and European Research Council, especially in the fields of health, energy, environment, parts of ICT and research infrastructures, social sciences, humanities and science in society.
If innovation is a competitiveness factor by means of excellence, it becomes even more essential in difficult economic times, for both enterprises and public entities. It is thus no longer a matter of deciding if one should innovate, but rather of knowing HOW to innovate by making use of proper techniques of innovation management.
"Is innovation black art?", was the title that Prof. Hugo Tschirky from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology had chosen for his Open Lecture to officially start the 1st day of the Luxembourg Innovation Masterclass. Nearly 100 people attended the conference organised by Luxinnovation. The interest and feedback about the Luxembourg Innovation Masterclass has been very positive. This success confirms Luxinnovation’s plans to make the Luxembourg Innovation Masterclass a regular event.
More than 70 participants including the major actors of the Luxembourg and German space sectors took part in the "Space Industry Day Germany-Luxembourg". This fist edition of this important event was organised by Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).