National funding

The funding of research, development and innovation (RDI) activities is a key aspect for any innovative company or public research organisation. A wide range of financial aids is available to support R&D activities in both the public and the private sector.

Luxinnovation offers companies and innovative start-ups advice and support to prepare applications for state aid:

  • public RDI support (Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade)
  • public support for eco-technologies and sustainable development (Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade)
  • public RDI support for skilled crafts and retail SMEs (Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Tourism)
  • public aid for young innovative enterprises (Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade)
  • research training grants (Aides à la formation-recherche – AFR) to stimulate public-private partnerships (National Research Fund).

Luxinnovation's services include:

  • promotion of these aid measures
  • guidance on the appropriate funding scheme
  • support for the preparation of applications.