The Luxembourg government has made research & innovation, as well as higher education, one of the cornerstones of the nation’s vision for the future. Its research and innovation policy aims to stimulate competitiveness and economic growth, further boost the performance of the public research sector and enhance the country’s participation in international research programmes and collaborations.
Home to 2.750 R&D staff in the public sector (in 2019), Luxembourg research institutions have sustained funding growth from successive governments: from 24 million Euros in 2000 to 1.5 billion Euros for the 2018-2021 period. This support has built an attractive and fertile research landscape, gaining high international recognition in specific domains (e.g. materials science, health, ICT or sustainability).
The focus of scientific leadership in key areas is attracting global talent seeking further training and leading to a critical mass effect, advancing Luxembourg’s strategy of building a knowledge-based economy.
Research and innovation in Luxembourg are characterised by excellent infrastructure and research facilities, a smart specialisation in key areas and various research actors.