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From 2010 to today, an unfinished consolidation of Luxembourg's R&D and innovation ecosystem

The reinforcement of innovation, in particular through research and development (R&D) activities, is a key point for Luxembourg and is part of a broader context of economic diversification. Although the R&D ecosystem has benefited from great openness to the international market and from an increase in government spending over the past decade, indicators from international competitiveness rankings show a certain stagnation in its performance, or even a decline. Apart from indicators related to the small size of the country and the relative newness of its research system, some trends, in particular the decline in total R&D expenditure (in relation to the GDP), raise questions. Following a previous publication on the major trends of Luxembourg's competitiveness, this report invites Luxembourg's stakeholders to think about ways of consolidating an innovative ecosystem with a foundation that can still be improved upon. It is a preliminary document to the upcoming workshop on Luxembourg's competitiveness organised by the Chamber of Commerce and to be held at the end of January 2022, with a focus on eco-innovation (or innovation linked to the environment).

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1535°, ADEM, Administration de l’Environnement, Administration de l'enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA, Chambre des Métiers, Digital Lëtzebuerg, guichet.lu, ITM, IPIL, LBAN, LBR, Luxinnovation, MC, nyuko, Paul Wurth InCub, SNCI, Technoport, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, Ministère de l’Agriculture, Ministère de la Santé, Ministère de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative , CFUE, Betriber & Emwelt, LIST.

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