Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg
joint calls for projects

Co-develop and validate new solutions with partners

Private companies, public research organisations and other entities can apply for funding to joint calls for projects in specific thematic fields.  

Do you want to do co-develop and validate new solutions as part of a public-private partnership?

In order to facilitate close and interactive cooperation between private companies and public research organisations, the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg National Research Fund and Luxinnovation regularly organise joint calls for projects in thematic areas such as healthtech, defence and high performance computing. 

The thematic calls for projects provide financial support for public-private partnerships that jointly implement research and development (R&D) projects. 

Depending on the specific nature and scope of each call, this initiative can fund industrial research and/or experimental development activities. For companies, the subsidy can cover a proportion of the eligible costs directly related to research and development projects.

We will advise you on: 

  • whether your company or private research institute would be eligible 
  • whether this funding initiative is the best one for your specific case

We have also set up a matchmaking platform where you can find detailed information about each call, post your project ideas and search for partners.

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Consult the Research Industry Collaboration platform to find out more, check open calls for projects and look for partners.
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Key figures

for small companies
for medium-sized companies 
for large companies 
Upfront payment of max. 35%
of subsidy for applicant companies
upon justification of their liquidity needs

Key benefits

Benefit from the following advantages:

  • Matchmaking support to find the right public and private partners for your project
  • Joint application process for companies and research institutes with synchronised evaluation processes and funding decisions

Who can benefit?

This aid measure targets Luxembourg-based companies and public research institutes that collaborate closely and interactively on a research and development project in the scope of a thematic call. Projects need to fulfil all eligibility criteria. While we can support companies and private research institutes, we invite public research organisations that want further guidance to contact the Luxembourg National Research Fund.  

The thematic calls for projects are structured in two mandatory phases:

  • Phase 1: The preparation of a project outline, based on which participants will receive feedback from the granting authorities on the alignment of the project with the call and on the eligibility of participating applicants. Project criteria might vary depending on the topic of the call.
  • Phase 2: Applicants who successfully complete phase 1 need to prepare a full project proposal and submit their funding application to the Ministry of the Economy (companies) and the National Research Fund (research institutes)

Timelines and the information required may vary between the different calls.

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Interested in applying for funding?

Feel free to contact us for further information and guidance. We are also available to discuss how this funding measure and others would best fit into your long-term strategy.

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