A groundbreaking technique to produce real-time, high-resolution images of distant galaxies has been developed by astronomers thanks to EU-funding. Radio telescopes around the world can now simultaneously observe the most remote objects in the universe and create high resolution images – a level of detail equivalent to identifying a football on the moon.
A new wave of more than 40 FP7 calls has been launched on 20 July 2011. This funding package of nearly EUR 7 billion is the biggest ever made under FP7, the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Luxinnovation is the National Contact Point for FP7 in Luxembourg and offers a wide range of support services in order to facilitate the access to FP7.
In the framework of the promotion of a scientific culture in Luxembourg, the 2011 series of lectures "Luxembourgish researchers abroad"´is open to the general public, free of charge. Luxembourgish people living abroad and working in scientific domains tell about their professional experiences leading up to their current positions.
Top R&D investing companies based in the EU expect their global research and development (R&D) investments to grow by 5% annually from 2011 to 2013. This is more than double last year's expectations, and represents a significant upturn from the 2.6% R&D cuts in investment implemented by these companies in 2009.
On 9 August 2011, Luxembourg’s Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Jeannot Krecké visited Epuramat, a cleantech company localised in Contern, Luxembourg. Following an invitation of Epuramat CEO Bogdan Serban, the focus of the Minister’s visit was the actual order for several containerized wastewater treatment plants by a Canadian customer.
A delegation of 32 Luxembourg entrepreneurs, architects, engineers and representatives of public authorities recently visited the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö in order to get first hand information about Scandinavian approaches in sustainable urban development. The study trip was organised by CIMALUX in close collaboration with the Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster and benefited from the support of the Danish Ambassador in Luxembourg, HE. Louise Bang Jespersen.
Two Information and Networking Days on the recently published FP7 ICT Call 8 (FP7-ICT-2011-8) will take place in Luxembourg on 26 September and 5 October 2011. The aim is to provide information about the FP7 ICT Call, which was published on 20 July 2011, and to support potential participants in submitting their project proposals.
From 19-21 September 2011, the conference "Challenge Social Innovation, Innovating innovation by research – 100 years after Schumpeter" will take place in Vienna. During this conference, a networking and brokerage event for socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) will be organised in order to provide matchmaking opportunities for this years’ SSH call for proposals which has recently been launched in the 7th European Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).
A new Success story on the company Keller AG has been published on the Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research. "My motivation has always been to do something that other people aren’t doing," says Norbert Keller. He wants his company to be a high-quality niche business. Not surprisingly, the company he founded has become a market leader in its sector.