Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, invites you to its 4th Luxinnovation Forum “Business meets Research” on 26 May at the Conference Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg.
Carrying on the tradition of honoring leadership and spirit of initiative, Junior Chamber International Luxembourg through its 5th edition of Creative Young Entrepreneurs Luxembourg Award is soliciting candidates that have made outstanding change in the product or/and in the organisation of their entities. Finalists will be revealed at Academy-Award style gala that will honor their top performances. Submission Deadline is March 31, 2011.
Ready to do boost your scientific career by doing research abroad? The Individual Fellowships support experienced researchers to carry out research abroad and acquire new skills and knowledge. Know more about the 3 Calls for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships: Intra-European Fellowship (IEF), International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) and International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) and contact your NCP: Luxinnovation or the FNR. Deadline for submission for the 3 Calls: August 11, 2011, at 17:00.
Held annually since 1975, the Alpbach Summer School provides in-depth teaching on aspects of space science and space technology with the aim of advancing the training and working experience of 60 selected young science and/or engineering graduates from among the member and cooperating states of the European Space Agency. Selected participants from Luxembourg are eligible for financial support regarding participation, travel and subsistence costs by the Fonds national de la Recherche (AM2b).
Luxinnovation, the National Contact Point for the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) organised a workshop on the call "SME initiative on Digital Content and Languages". Kimmo Rossi and Stefano Bertolo, representatives of the European Commission estimate that this initiative offers interesting opportunities for Luxembourg ICT actors. The objective of the call is to better exploit digital content by sharing data pools or providing multi-lingual ICT solutions.
The 7th ordinary general assembly of GLAE took place on 11 March. At this occasion, President Yves Elsen presented the association’s annual report for 2010. The 6-year period of transition and learning during which Luxembourg’s space sector could benefit from specific support measures to integrate with ESA’s programmes is coming to an end in 2011, and the president presented positive conclusions from the development of this industrial sector.
The Laboratory for Photovoltaics of the University of Luxembourg has developed an improved preparation process for kesterite solar cells, which resulted in a new European record efficiency of 6.1 percent. The efficiency has been certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of eight labs in the world that are authorized to certify solar cell efficiencies.
With a new team and new ideas, the specialists in engineering sciences at the University of Luxembourg wish from now on to further develop their work in the field of production engineering. The team which is managed by Dr Peter Plapper, a professor specialised in production engineering and machine tools, offers interested companies the opportunity to establish partnerships in the field of production engineering.
On 9 March 2011, François Biltgen, Minister of Higher Education and Research, received Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency. Their exchange mainly concerned Luxembourg’s participation in ESA activities and the evolution of the European space programme and policy.
Luxinnovation, the National Contact Point (NCP) for the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), has the pleasure of inviting you to the workshop "SME Initiative on Digital Content and Languages - What's in for you?" to be held on 15 March 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce. During the workshop participants will get an overview about the open call and the key elements for a strong proposal. The submission date for the short proposal is 28 April 2011.
On 4th March 2011, a one-day Workshop on the ESA ARTES programme was organized at the Chamber of Commerce by Luxinnovation in close collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research. ESA was represented by 7 officers, representing telecom infrastructure and ground segment, satellite platform and payload technology, and space applications. More than 40 participants of the Luxembourgish space sector attended the workshop.
Forests in North-East Europe are not prepared for climate changes. It is therefore crucial to put in place a sustainable management of forest resources in order to alleviate the consequences of these changes. The objective of the project FORESTCLIM, which is being carried out since 2008 by partners in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom is to develop strategies for forest management. The project undertaken within the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013 INTERREG IVB in North-East Europe, and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
What makes scientific topics personally relevant and thus interesting to girls? Researchers at the University of Luxembourg found that the reason why girls are less interested in science than boys is that scientific topics are commonly presented in a male context. When scientific concepts in physics, information technology, and statistics were presented in a female friendly way – as for example relating to online shopping or cosmetic surgery - the mean level of girls’ interest rose.
Just a year and a half after launching its translation support platform, Wordbee Translator, in Luxembourg, the company Wordbee received the “Gold-European Seal of e-Excellence” award in the category Language Technologies at CEBIT 2011. It is awarded by the prestigious European Multimedia Forum, which awards every year since 2003 the most innovative products and services in the new digital technologies sector. Wordbee is the first Luxembourg company to be awarded in this field, which is crucial for a multilingual country.
The "European Studies Library" of the EIB and the University of Luxembourg officially opened its doors yesterday. The EIB document collection transferred to the University under an agreement reached between the two institutions in 2008 is now available to the members of the University of Luxembourg and to European and international academic and scientific circles. With this library, the University and the EIB aim to promote Europe, culture and books.
Between 2008 and 2010, both the Commission and the Member States focused on implementing actions set out to alleviate administrative burdens, facilitate SMEs´ access to finance and support SMEs' access to markets. Despite these success stories much more needs to be done to help SMEs thrive and Member States must act as quickly and efficiently as possible in implementing the "Small Business Act" for Europe.
The NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory is the product of a unique partnership between CRP Santé and a renowned research centre at the Department of Biomedicine at Norway's University of Bergen. A new Success story on this portal presents the collaboration, which has resulted in a highly productive blend of professional expertise and enhanced contact within the international brain tumour community.