Luxinnovation, National Agency for Innovation and Research
Phone: +352 43 62 63 1
Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade
Phone: +352 24 78 41 62
These aid schemes from the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade, which are part of a set of support measures, aim to support innovation clusters.
An "innovation cluster" is defined as a grouping of independent enterprises or research organisations. This grouping must be active in a particular sector or region or must share similar or complementary interests or skills.
Its aim is to:
The aid can cover 2 types of expenses:
All enterprises and all public and private research organisations established in Luxembourg are eligible for these schemes.
The recipient of the aid for investment in an innovation cluster must be responsible for managing the installations and activities of the innovation cluster as well as the access to the premises. Access to the premises must be open to enterprises and public or private research organisations that wish to use the cluster’s installations. The fees for using the installations must reflect the investment, maintenance and management costs.
The aid can be granted to the manager of an innovation cluster for the following investments:
Eligible costs for the animation of an innovation cluster are the staff and administrative expenses associated with the following activities:
The maximum aid intensity is 15%. Bonuses can be granted to small enterprises (+20%), medium-sized enterprises (+10%) and, in some cases, to public research organisations (up to +35%).
The aid can be:
Bonuses (up to a total maximum intensity of 75%) and period extensions (up to a maximum of 10 years) can be granted to public research organisations under certain conditions.
Aid applications and their appendixes should be submitted both:
Aid applications must be submitted before the innovation investments are made or before the relevant connected activities are launched. Before submitting your application, consult the guidelines for the submission of aid applications.
Luxinnovation will be pleased to help you prepare your application free of charge.