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Horizon 2020: Luxembourg has 3rd highest success rate in the EU

With a total of 127 projects co-funded with a total amount of €45 million (+40%), Horizon 2020 projects with Luxembourg participants increased by 25% in 2020.

The number of new projects involving Luxembourg participants with funding from Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation funding programme, increased from 102 in 2019 to 127 in 2020 (+25%).

In the digital sector, 27 Luxembourg participations in projects funded under the ICT-Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) work programme, which together received €12.9 million of EU funding.

The success rate of Luxembourg applicants (19.57%) was the third best in the EU. Private companies participating in Horizon 2020 projects primarily cooperated with partners from Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, the UK and Belgium. Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency in Luxembourg, also helped 30 companies find postdoctoral experts from all over the world for collaboration in the context of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships programme.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Luxembourg

The European Commission funds excellent postdoctoral scientists conducting 2-year research projects at companies, research centres, NGOs and public administrations through the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Luxembourg organisations showed great interest in this initiative in 2020, and a high number of applications were received from researchers. A total of 88 proposals were submitted. Those submitted during the first half of the year had a success rate of 28%, which was the highest in the EU (the average was 15%). The ones that had been prepared with coaching from Luxinnovation had an even higher success rate: 42%.

Find information about the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships and how to apply for positions in Luxembourg on Luxinnovation’s website

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