Employment and investments in Research, development and innovation (Rdi) are growing steadily.

Close to 5,000 highly qualified individuals are employed in research and development. This is equivalent to 13,4 persons per 1000 jobs.

Another unique feature of Luxembourg’s economic landscape is the high percentage of service-based companies that are actively pursuing RDI activities. Indeed, more than 65% of service-based companies are involved in research, development and innovation activities (the average across sectors being 65%), whereas the share of industrial companies is 63%.

And these companies are active across the innovation spectrum:

  • 41% of RDI activities are related to product innovation
  • 30% to process innovation
  • 53% to organizational innovation
  • 33% to marketing innovation

Majors actors in public research