No less than four efforts for the promotion of research were recognised at the 2023 Luxembourg Design Awards: Three projects from the University of Luxembourg’s C²DH received a total of four prizes, while the FNR’s 2021 Digital Annual Report, for which the FNR worked with agency Lola was also recognised. The design (StudioPolenta) created for letzSCIENCE, the FNR’s Augmented Reality campaign, was also shortlisted. The projects were awarded in the categories “Best Data Design”, “Digital Design”, and “Corporate Design”.
Catalyst Europe is a fellowship programme focused on creating impact from biomedical technology research. The programme supports talented researchers, clinicians and professionals working in healthcare organisations to identify and evaluate unmet medical needs, build multi-professional teams to design solutions, and plan research projects that show strong potential for healthcare impact, in collaboration with industry, clinical settings and academia. The programme runs from September 2023 until March 2024, register by 16 July! An information webinar is planned on 3 July at 16:00h CEST, aimed at potential candidates.
The Science Section of the Institut Grand-Ducal de Luxembourg is organising a new series of interdisciplinary science lectures in Luxembourg (Belval), with the aim to bring the dynamic research and science scene in Luxembourg closer together and expose it to a wider audience. The next lecture takes place on 27 June and features Jaouad Bouayed, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)/Université de Lorraine.
An increasing number of systems are now controlled by artificial intelligence (AI): Autonomous vehicles – such as drones or satellites – can be deployed in difficult to access places and used to gather information in real-time. Autonomous systems can also be used simultaneously and cooperate to reach better performances compared to using only one device – but not without challenges: it is no easy task to programme these entities to behave collectively as we want them to. We speak to computer scientist and researcher Florian Felten about his research in this area and the associated challenges.
Westernised diets lack fibre – on average, a Western diet only covers about 60% of the recommended daily fibre intake. Research is gathering evidence that lack of dietary fibre plays a role in the development of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, neurodegeneration, as well as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. While researchers agree that we should eat more fibre, what happens to it once it is in our bodies can vary from person to person – one size does not fit all. In the quest to find out how humans can age in a healthy, disease-free way, researchers are working to shed light on the exact role dietary fibre could play.
PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair Professor Gilbert Fridgen and research group explore the future of financial services in a data driven environment, considering a broad range of angles, from usability, onboarding and operational efficiency to regulatory supervision. From self driving cars to space research, the research has wide relevance for the future.
Public history as a new participatory model for interpreting the past: Inspired by the evolution of digital participatory sciences, the 5-year project of FNR ATTRACT Fellow Thomas Cauvin will facilitate interactions between academics, cultural institutions, and the general public to contribute to a democratisation not only of access but also of the production of history.