LU - Luxembourg (National level)

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Strong

Total population (2019) 613894

Population per km² (2017) 231

Proportion population older 65 year % 14,39%

Healthprofile according to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):

Although Luxembourg has a relatively young population, it is ageing rapidly due to steadily increasing life expectancy. Most life expectancy gains have been achieved after the age of 65 but many years in old age are lived with chronic diseases and disabilities, which increases demand on the health and long-term care systems. The social health insurance system offers broad access to health care and operates three schemes that cover health, sickness leave and long-term care. The health system is well resourced with strong infrastructure and stable levels of personnel. Reforms have started to shift activities towards ambulatory (or outpatient) care and to improve the efficiency of the health system.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - We are very happy to collaborate in any health-related projects; as a National Contact Point, we can put you in contact with the relevant partners in Luxembourg, both public or private

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? yes 

Mountain ? Non-mountain

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? no

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed? National Research Fund, (FNR) Central Europe? no

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? yes

1M+Genome initiative? member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network(ERRIN)?  no

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member? no

Policy documents

  1. National The Data-Driven Innovation Strategy for the Development of a Trusted and Sustainable Economy in Luxembourg

  2. National Accord de coalition 2018-2023

  3. National AI

  4. National Programme de recherche clinique hospitalière

  5. National Research Priorities for Luxembourg

Topics covered by policies : Population genomics initiative (cfr 1 million genomes participation); Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health  elated to Research and Innovation objectives:

J.61 - Telecommunications; J.63 - Information   service activities; Q - Human health and social work activities; Q.86 - Human   health activities; Q.87 - Residential care activities; Q.88 - Social work   activities without accommodation; M.72 - Scientific research and development

Scientific domain NABS Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS04 - Transport, telecommunication and other   infrastructures; NABS07 - Health; NABS121 - R&D related to Natural   Sciences - financed from GUF; NABS131 - R&D related to Natural Sciences -   financed from other sources than GUF

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D - Digital transformation; D.18 - Advanced or High   performance computing; D.19 - Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems,   augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification &   interaction technologies; D.20 - Big data, data mining, database management;   D.23 - Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures;   D.27 - e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing); D.29 - ICT trust, cyber security &   network security; D.31 - Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors   and actuators networks); G.46 - Ageing societies; G.49 - Public health & well-being

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives

  1. NCER PD / Parkinson Net

  2. PEARL Neuropathology

  3. CanBIO Doctoral Training

  4. Integrated Biobank Biobank

  5. LNS Pathology, Diagnostics, Analysis, Genomics

  6. ELIXIR LU Health Data

  7. Member European '1+ Million Genomes' Initiative

  8. Digital Innovation Hub:

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

Region represented in : Horizon2020; EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)


Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - Low

Rate of the need for developing and implementing PM in the region - Very High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the  region - Medium

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Medium

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Medium

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM - Medium

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium