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In 2013, Luxembourg companies are faced with a number of challenges linked, in particular, to the registration of their chemicals and the submission of applications requesting authorisation for certain chemical substances of concern. From industrials to craftsmen, through resellers of DIY products or appliances, all businesses are affected by the European legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and CLP (Classification, Labelling, Packaging) .
What happens if two States dispute about the right to use specific radio frequencies? What happens if one of them starts jamming the TV transmission of the other? What happens if a State does not implement timely and properly a European Union Directive dealing with frequency management? Which rules will be applied if a satellite operator has a dispute with another one about the use of a frequency band?
On the occasion of a press conference on 17 May 2013, LUXORR just introduced its electronic platform lord (Luxembourg Online Rights Desk). lord is available on www.luxorr.lu, www.luxorr.eu and www.lord.lu and is the first version of a database that allows technologically to identify and to acquire online
any type of content and the related copyright.
CRP Henri Tudor’s researchers apply their expertise to more than one hundred projects each year. Take a closer look at some of projects that are beginning.
Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle (USA) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg have jointly developed a revolutionary method to analyse the genomes of yeast families. The team of Dr. Aimée Dudley from the ISB and Dr. Patrick May from LCSB published their paper in the renowned scientific journal Nature Methods on May 12th. It describes a new method called BEST: Barcode Enabled Sequencing of Tetrads (DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.2479).
Following the great success of the first edition in 2012, the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is organising the second edition of the Greater Region Business Days on 12-13 June. As the main b2b fair of the Greater Region, the Greater Region Business Days aim to stimulate the competitiveness, growth and economic development of enterprises by offering a wide range of b2b events, meetings and services reinventing how to "talk business".
The Luxembourg School of Finance of the University of Luxembourg will host the European Conference of the Financial Management Association International (FMA) on June 12-14, at Neumunster Abbey in Luxembourg City. The annual meeting is one of the most important academic events in the international finance calendar. It draws together more than 250 of the world’s leading financial experts and provides them with the opportunity to actively engage with each other on how to improve the economic environment.
The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law was officially inaugurated on 8 May 2013 in Kirchberg. One of the main strengths of the Institute is that it brings together different areas of law, nationally and internationally. The new facility is the first Max Planck Institute for Legal Research established outside Germany.
The innovation centre for sustainable construction Neobuild, which is co-managed by CRP Henri Tudor, is organising three professional conferences for the construction industry on 14, 16 and 22 May. The events provide an opportunity to learn about latest innovations and practices in the field of construction. The conferences are entitled "Built in Luxembourg" on 14 May, "Last Planner System" on 16 May and " Maquette numérique BIM: Pratiques et technologies " on 22 May.
On Wednesday 8 May 2013, the Public Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann signed a collaboration agreement with the company DroneLAB which is specialised in aerial shooting, filming and measuring through the use of drones. CRP Gabriel Lippmann and DroneLAB made their collaboration public within the framework of the Forum Business meets Research which took place on 7-8 May.