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Factsheet for case LU-2020-22/1659 – measures in Luxembourg

Fit 4 Resilience Strategic Innovation Programm

Programme d'innovation stratégique Fit 4 Resilience

Country Luxembourg , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 28 May 2020 – 31 December 2021
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
Author Roland Maas
Case created 05 January 2021 (updated 29 January 2021)

Background information

Fit 4 Resilience is a program launched within the framework of the national economic revival policy "Neistart Lëtzebuerg" and offers in-depth support for businesses of a certain size, particularly affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its aim is to enable them to manage their way out of the crisis and to envisage a longer term development strategy, integrating a more digital, circular and regional approach. Originally scheduled to end on 31 December 2020, it has been extended until 31 December 2021. Legal framework: Law of 17 May 2017 on the renewal of aid schemes for research, development and innovation (Loi du 17 mai 2017 ayant pour objet le renouvellement des régimes d'aides à la recherche, au développement et à l'innovation, Mémorial A 544 du 02/06/2017.

Content of measure

The objective is to support companies in relaunching their activities within a strategic plan to make them more resilient. The program is aimed at businesses of a specific size (turnover, number of wage-earners, …) within the Luxembourg ecosystem which have been structurally impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

The support takes the form of carrying out a diagnosis of the business's strategic positioning (positioning in the ecosystem, its products, its customers, its supply and distribution channels) to anticipate the impact of the crisis and carry out a reflex ion on the perspective of a more digital, circular and regional approach.

Eligibility criteria are: being active in Luxembourg, have a valid business permit, and the law must exclude the activity on the establishment of a de minima aid scheme; or the law on an aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The program commits paying 50% of the consultancy costs. The costs are estimated between a minimum of €6,000 and a maximum of €30,000 depending on the number of working days (5 to 25 working days foreseen) provided by a consultant from a pre-selected list.

Use of measure

Until November 2020, more than 50 companies has contacted the programme management. 15 of them have concretely started the process and 3 have completed it. 1,880 people are working in these companies, which are active in the food industry, trade, logistics, crafts, construction, the wood industry and health technology. In addition, 25 consulting firms have been accredited.

Contents

  • Employment retention

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Larger corporations
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

No information.

Views and reactions

No information.

Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2021), Fit 4 Resilience Strategic Innovation Programm, case LU-2020-22/1659 (measures in Luxembourg), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.