Renowned as an international finance hub as well as a European capital, Luxembourg is also an attractive and dynamic location for research and innovation. In actual fact, several international industrial groups have chosen to base their research and development (R&D) centres in the Grand Duchy. The public research sector has also developed considerably and been consolidated over the past few decades.
R&D and innovation are among the main pillars for a knowledge-based economy. They are also key factors for supporting long-term growth and developing the country's economic competitiveness.
The implementation of an effective R&D and innovation policy is a priority for the Luxembourg government. The policy targets the public as well as the private sector and aims both to consolidate national activities and to encourage Luxembourg actors to get involved in European and international collaborations.
Since the 1980s, major investments have been made in R&D and innovation in Luxembourg.
The section Research and innovation in brief guides you through key dates and the evolution of R&D and innovation in the Grand Duchy.
Due to the enhanced efforts of the Luxembourg government and the development of the sector over the past years, R&D and innovation plays an increasingly important role in Luxembourg's economy today.
The section Research and innovation in numbers presents indicators and statistics, which show the sector's size and significance.