The overall objective of ECON4SD is to “strengthen R&D capacities in sustainable construction by developing components and design models for resource and energy efficient buildings”. New products, new techniques, new models will be developed. The competences at the INCEEN/RUES will be enhanced. Companies in Luxembourg will benefit from this novel knowledge. This is fully in-line with the « Axe prioritaire 1: Renforcer la recherche, le développement technologique et l’innovation ». The project objectives, as will be presented in the next sections, also fit in the Smart strategy for Luxembourg and in domains with a European interest and will contribute to the third industrial revolution in Luxembourg.
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Further the project fits well in the selection criteria:
– At least 6 new R&D jobs will be created;
– Physical capacity in R&D will be improved, via the combination of ERDF funding and UL funding
– This enlargement of R&D capacities is, as required, within the requisites of the “smart strategy for Luxembourg”, in particular as regards eco-technologies, energy efficiency in the building sector (extremely relevant for Luxembourg),
– New and smarter building materials