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Factsheet for measure LU-2008-38/2572 – measures in Luxembourg

Innovation club in the craft sector

Club innovation des décideurs d’entreprises artisanales

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
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
Author Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)

Background information

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.

Content of measure

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%.

Use of measure

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.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Employers' organisations
Employers organisation
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



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Eurofound (2022), Innovation club in the craft sector, measure LU-2008-38/2572 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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