FOCUS on Research & Innovation in Luxembourg - N°3/2010 - Environmental innovators hit the spotlight

FOCUS on Research & Innovation in Luxembourg - N°3/2010 - Environmental innovators hit the spotlight

Luxembourg is best known as a financial centre, but the country also boasts a thriving eco-technologies sector. This area of activity may, as yet, be less visible than other sectors of the Grand Duchy’s economy, but it is growing fast. Actively supported by the government, the sector already features a wide variety of new companies specialising in areas ranging from solar panels to biogas plants and energy conservation – to name but three examples presented in this section. Other, more established players are also involved, such as steel industry supplier Paul Wurth with its increasingly eco-efficient technologies. The country’s public research centres are at hand to support the sector with vital R&D input.

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