Innovating alone is not always easy. Collaboration between public research organisations and businesses enables the participating entities to exchange and share knowledge. It provides the partners with an opportunity to benefit from each other's experience, know-how and expertise. It allows participants to draw on existing competences or technologies to pursue their objectives.
This kind of cooperation also helps to associate knowledge with business expertise and to adapt it to a market need. It thus enables all partners to achieve tangible results faster and more reliably.
A range of support mechanisms has been designed to stimulate and sustain such collaborations.
The Finding partners section of this portal outlines the activities, competences, resources (equipment, products and services) and some of the current collaborative projects of public research institutes and innovative companies in Luxembourg which you may wish to approach with cooperation proposals.
Several measures encourage the exchange of expertise and information:
Companies and private institutes planning to host researchers from third countries to implement research projects or to benefit from the research training support scheme (AFR Grant Scheme - Aides à la Formation-Recherche) must obtain an accreditation from the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade as a private research organisation.
Clusters group businesses and research organisations which focus on specific areas of activity.
The aid scheme for support to innovation clusters promotes the sharing of research equipment and infrastructure and supports the animation of the cluster.
Various European networks and programmes can facilitate access to technology and help to initiate cooperations:
Various aid measures enable businesses and research institutes to carry out research and development (R&D) and innovation projects. Learn more about the available aids and grants in the Financing your projects section of this portal.