The Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public medical research centre. The Luxembourg Institute of Health catalyses synergies with health sector stakeholders, hospitals and public or private biomedical organisations. As the first supplier of public health information in Luxembourg, it enables public authorities to make decisions based on scientific data and hence to communicate validated data to international institutions.
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is an Research and Technology Organisation active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. Its mission is twofold: 1) contributing to Luxembourg's reputation through our participation in several targeted research areas among the best RTOs and 2) contributing to the country's socio-economic development. Furthermore, LIST also contributes to the setting up of new companies in Luxembourg through the development of innovative technology and expertise.
LISER (formerly CEPS/INSTEAD) is a Luxembourgish public research institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Its research focus lies in the field of social and economic policy including the spatial dimension. The aim is to improve the understanding of causal relationships and to provide sound evidence for the impact of institutional settings and policy options on outcomes. Based on empirical evidence, the Institute wants to provide well-grounded and clear-cut answers to policy relevant questions.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) is responsible for R&D policy in the public sector. Within the Ministry, the Research and Innovation and Higher Education Departments ensure the implementation of policies linked to the research triangle. The Minister is a member of the Higher Committee for Research and Innovation. The MESR finances public organisations, including the National Research Fund, the University, the public research centres and Luxinnovation.
The Ministry of the Economy is primarily responsible for policy aimed at Luxembourg’s economic competitiveness. Its priorities include promoting the robustness of Luxembourg’s business enterprise sector, ensuring national competitiveness, supporting new technologies and encouraging research and innovation. The Ministry of the Economy manages private sector research programmes under the law of 5 June 2009.
Created in 1984, Luxinnovation is Luxembourg’s national agency for the promotion of innovation and research. Luxinnovation acts as a facilitator for clients seeking national or European funding, planning to launch an innovative activity, looking for technological expertise or aiming to upgrade their innovation management activities. Luxinnovation is part of the main European networks dedicated to R&D and innovation. It is, notably, the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the intergovernmental initiative EUREKA.
The National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. The FNR invests public funds into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. Furthermore, the FNR supports and coordinates activities to strengthen the link between science and society and to raise awareness for research. It also advises the Luxembourg government on research policy and strategy.
The University of Luxembourg is one of the Grand Duchy's main main public sector research performers. Established in 2003, the University of Luxembourg has a mission to undertake three principal activities of teaching, research and valorisation, at the highest international level. The founding principles of the University are interdisciplinarity, the symbiosis between teaching and research and international cooperation, particularly regarding mobility of students, teachers and researchers. The University of Luxembourg has chosen to model itself as a university led by research.
The Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) is a Luxembourg-based public undertaking whose mission is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the European integration process from a historical, legal, political and economic perspective and to develop an open digital ecosystem for European integration studies using innovative ICT technologies. To achieve this mission, the CVCE is developing a dedicated digital research infrastructure on European integration.