Luxembourg (LU)

Population per km² (2017)  231

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Strong

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

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

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)



  • Council of European Bioregions (CEBR)

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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