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Factsheet for measure LU-2008-38/2572 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 17 September 2008|
|Context||Digital Transformation, Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)|
The innovation club is a place for information and the sharing of good practices in business management. The Innovation Club brings together a limited number of companies that wish to exchange information on innovation within the company and beyond. The topics technological innovation, organisational innovation or innovation diagnosis tools.
The innovation club is cofunding by two national organisation: Luxinnovation and the Chamber of Crafts.
In the innovation club, craft enterprises meet regularly to exchange experiences about innovation in management, marketing, and technical areas. Participants from different sectors are invited to promote the exchange of good practices between sectors. Every meeting is organised around a specific topic: examples include creativity, project management, financing and technology transfer. Topics are usually of general relevance to all sectors. The club can also discuss a specific innovation project of one of the members.
In 2016, the innovation club focused on the presentation of different 'good practices' in the digital domain with the example of digital transformation in a bakery introduced in April 2016. The owner of the bakery ‘Pâtisserie Schumacher’ explained how he introduced digitalisation in its activities, with the support of consultants and the public body Luxinnovation. Since then, the bakery turnover has increased by about 12%.
The club holds about 4 to 6 meetings per year that involve about 40 participants.
Visits and meetings can be organised for members if they find they need additional services, such as support around making national or international contacts. Every session is followed by a reception in order to facilitate networking. Subjects that are addressed are of direct concern to all the participants from the different sectors. The number of participants is limited to ensure effective discussions.
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Innovation club in the craft sector, measure LU-2008-38/2572 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2008-38_2572.html
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