April 2019
 

Dear readers,

2018 was a successful year for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg. We are more than happy to announce that the success rate for Luxembourg proposals increased from 14 to 24%. In total, Luxembourg participants secured an amount of €33.05 million of Horizon 2020 funding. Luxinnovation also relaunched its flagship support programme for companies wishing to submit Horizon 2020 proposals, Fit 4 Horizon 2020.

This year, we want to continue with this positive evolution. One of our objectives is to support organisations in attracting researchers with funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). In our MSCA Grant Writing Workshop on 13 June, candidates will be trained in successful proposal writing. Two workshops on "How to write a competitive Horizon 2020 proposal" were already organised in the past weeks.

We are always pleased to help you with your Horizon 2020 project, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case you want to receive more information or personalised advice.

The NCP Horizon 2020 Team

 

2018: A successful Horizon 2020 year for Luxembourg

2018 marked the entry into the last work programmes of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s framework programme for research and innovation. Luxinnovation hosts the National Contact Point services for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg and can look back on a productive year with exceptionally high success rates for Luxembourg applicants for Horizon 2020 funding.

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Fund postdoctoral researchers in your organisation with MSCA

In 2019, Luxinnovation launched an action to support Luxembourg organisations in attracting researchers through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme. The fellowships are an efficient way to obtain financing covering 100% of the costs for postdoctoral researchers in the public or private sector.

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Successful Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshops

Horizon 2020 offers many funding opportunities for research and innovation projects for the years 2019 and 2020. Luxinnovation recently organised two practical workshops on how to write competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.

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2019, a year with a European focus for Luxinnovation

The 2019 Chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies is held by Luxinnovation. Throughout this exceptional year, meetings and events will be organised in order to facilitate collaboration and to promote the implementation of national research and innovation programmes.

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Three days dedicated to mobility in Brussels

Connected and automated mobility was a hot topic during the last week. While Luxembourg, France, and Germany officially launched the cross-border test bed in Schengen, Brussels hosted a two-days conference, EUCAD2019, where experts from Luxinnovation also engaged in discussions on how to ensure a fast, safe, inclusive and trusted deployment of autonomous vehicles on European roads.

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The EU has invested 320.000 euros in innovative Luxembourg start-up

The Luxembourg start-up LuxAI created QTrobot, a social humanoid robot that can assist in teaching essential skills to autistic children. LuxAI received a €50,000 grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and €270,115 from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available.

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BBI JU 2019 call for proposals launched

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) 2019 call for proposals was launched on 4 April. The call deadline is 4 September 2019 and the indicative timing for the results December 2019.

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