Aid for young innovative enterprises Beneficiaries Eligible enterprises shall be unlisted small enterprises up to five years following their registration, which have not yet distributed profits and have not been formed through a merger. This definition applies to the aid applicant and to all linked enterprises. An innovative enterprise is an enterprise: that can demonstrate, by means of an evaluation carried out by an external expert, that it will in the foreseeable future develop products, services or processes which are new or substantially improved compared to the state of the art in its industry, and which carry a risk of technological or industrial failure; or whose research and development costs represent at least 10 % of its total operating costs in at least one of the three years preceding the granting of the aid or, in the case of a start-up enterprise without any financial history, in the audit of its current fiscal period, as certified by an external auditor. Maximum aid intensity Maximum aid intensity Small enterprise Aid for start-ups Up to €800,000, or up to €1,200,000 in the communes of Differdange and Dudelange. All expenses are admissible. Objective The aid for young innovative enterprises aid scheme is meant to support the growth of start-ups that can demonstrate market traction and a high expansion potential. Submitting an application Use the guidelines to submit your application. Aid applications and their appendixes should be submitted both: in electronic format (pdf and docx or doc, rtf, odt) to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The mail subject must include the name of the company and the name of the project and in paper format to the Ministry of the Economy, Directorate of Research and Innovation, L-2914 Luxembourg Luxinnovation will be pleased to help you prepare your application free of charge.