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The FNR’s International Relations policy aligns with its mission to set up a sustainable world-class research system in Luxembourg and to increase its international visibility and recognition.
Scientific publications of research results can be accessed, read or re-used for free by any person with access to the Internet, the only restriction being that the work is properly attributed to its author.
Researchers who have a positive funding decision from the FNR after 1 January 2017 must ensure open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications resulting from projects with the FNR (co)funding.
More efficient and effective use of research results.
Increases the visibility of the researchers and their research institutions.
Maximises the potential for innovation.
Bigger return on investment of public money.
10 October 2016
The researchers met the politicians at the parliament to discover the working environment of the MPs.
Over the course of the last decade, Luxembourg has successfully established itself as an internationally recognised research and innovation cluster. Now it’s about reinforcing the use of the acquired scientific knowledge – making sure it benefits society and helps inform political decisions – and more generally increase the societal impact of public research in Luxembourg.
Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the FNR, October 2016
18 October 2016
The researchers attend a public session at the parliament.
I am particularly satisfied to hear that both researchers and politicians conclude that this initiative was extremely positive, fruitful and rewarding. (…)
The Pairing Scheme definitively
is an ideal starting point for bringing together politicians and researchers. The will to continue
the experience has clearly been voiced by participants, who also intend to encourage their respective colleagues to take part in future events organised for politicians
Mars di Bartolomeo, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, March 2017
January / February 2017
The researchers host the politicians at their institutions.
Researchers can more systematically help the Chamber in its diagnosis of society and in the reflection on social policy elaboration.
Louis Chauvel, University of Luxembourg, March 2017
13 March 2017
Closing session at the Parliament with the 17 participating pairs.
This has to be a two way approach. MPs, when working on a law or subject, should have the reflex to consult specialists who have done research in that field and researchers should not hesitate to seek contact with politicians.
Marc Angel, LSAP, March 2017
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Geography researcher at LISER
How can the development of urbanisation be simulated in border regions? A concept, including tools, developed by Olivier Klein, geography researcher at LISER, together with Jean-Philippe Antoni from the Université de Bourgogne provides the answer.
ADA Chair in Financial Law & Inclusive Finance at the University of Luxembourg
Prof Dirk Andreas Zetzsche from the University of Luxembourg spent three months in Sydney analysing different solutions. Mobile payment solutions, crypto currencies, peer-to-peer-lending, distributed ledgers – these are only a few of the recent digital and technological innovations in the financial sector, referred to as FinTech.
Director of the Materials Research and Technology department of LIST
Materials scientist Jens Kreisel and his FNR-PEARL group provide the basis for developing “smart” materials that could revolutionise many technologies.
For him, everything revolves around “smart materials”. His most fondly used technical term is “multiferroic”. In essence, some materials are so smart – or intelligent – that they can tune a certain property when another property is actively modified by an external stimulus. These smart materials can transform energy.
Senior scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Scientist Philippe Delfosse produces energy and fertilizer, reducing waste by perfect recycling.
Strictly speaking, Delfosse doesn’t produce electricity himself – he has others produce it for him. Toiling endlessly under gruelling conditions is his workforce of bacteria. Dr. Philippe Delfosse, is a biogas plant expert. He would say his goal is to turn waste into gold. And there does seem to be a touch of alchemy in the systems Delfosse is researching and optimising.
FNR ATTRACT Fellow
FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Dr Ines Thiele works on creating a virtual representation of the human metabolism. The aim is simple, yet wide: Understanding what role our gut and diet play in the development of diseases, but also how this knowledge can be leveraged to improve health and well-being.
Human biologist at Harvard School of Public Health
Both a curse and a blessing: on the one hand, it is thanks to research and medicine that people are living for longer. On the other hand, with rising life expectancy, the risk of age-related diseases such as cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and dementia also increases. Understanding the ageing process and its molecular causes plays a key role in the prevention and treatment of such diseases. With her study of processes in RNA, biologist Caroline Heintz has contributed a valuable building block to our understanding of the ageing process.
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The Promoting Science to the Public (PSP)-Flagship scheme supports large, multiannual projects that aim to have a lasting impact on Luxembourg’s society. In 2016, the FNR introduced PSP-Flagship as a new branch of its Promoting Science to the Public funding instrument.
The SciTeach supports primary school teachers in Luxembourg in their natural sciences education, a topic currently often neglected in classrooms due to a lack of training and resources among teachers.
The Scienteens Lab at the University of Luxembourg is an extracurricular learning centre for high school pupils. Here, they can meet real scientists and use University equipment during interactive 1-day laboratory workshops in biology, physics and mathematics.
The goal of Bee Creative is to use non-formal education and ‘makerspaces’ to promote a creative and scientific use of ICT-tools and thereby develop digital and scientific skills among children aged 6 to 12.
Located at the former industrial school of ArcelorMittal in Differdange, Luxembourg Science Center’s mission is to fascinate visitors for natural sciences and technology in a playful manner. A broad range of hands-on exhibits, spectacular science shows and interactive workshops, designed to encourage children, teenagers but also adults to experience natural phenomena themselves instead of just observing them.
Through a rigorous selection process, the FNR aims to fund the most excellent and promising research. FNR’s selection process is therefore based on scientific merit and applies the highest standards of transparency, impartiality and integrity.
So how can researchers apply for FNR funding and how are their proposals evaluated?