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A new portal dedicated to the promotion of the Clean Technologies sector is now live and can be accessed via www.letzgreen.lu.  The website aims to showcase existing capabilities and to attract clean technology companies to Luxembourg and features sustainable construction, sustainable mobility, circular economy, water treatment, smart grids and renewable energy, amongst others.   LetzGreen.lu follows the launch of Luxembourg´s life sciences website (www.letzbio.lu) in July 2014 and is the latest collaborative effort between the Luxembourg Government and clean technology companies to develop and facilitate business within the Greater Region and abroad.   Bringing Clean Technologies to Luxembourg   The portal aims to:   provide an overview of the competences in this emerging sector highlight the  capabilities, products and services of companies and Public Research Organisations ensure direct access to the actors of the  Clean Technologies sector increase the presence of the Grand Duchy’s Clean Technologies sector within the Greater Region develop and maintain the international recognition of the actors in the sector provide information on activities, events and news of the sector   The website is targeted at researchers, businesses and investors from the Greater Region and the world, to attract them to Luxembourg. Stressing on partnerships with local expertise such as the Public Research Organisations, the University of Luxembourg, Neobuild, the Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster or the many high tech companies in Luxembourg, the Portal will also increase traffic and attention to all the local Clean Technology players. Indeed, Luxembourg has rapidly become a hub for Clean Technologies whilst leveraging on its outstanding expertise in related areas such as ICT or logistics.   The information is categorised and dedicated specifically to portfolios with a simple, user-friendly identity. Features include a ‘main actors’ and a ‘sectors’ section to speed up the search process for specific information or contact details.  Besides, the website highlights the simplicity of setting up research, businesses or investments in Luxembourg exemplified by the 5 steps functions.   Interactive sections, downloadable material, and thorough descriptions add weight to the website. Furthermore, a dedicated online and print marketing campaign to promote Luxembourg’s Clean Technologies sector in target markets including Germany and Scandinavia will complement the visibility of the sector during upcoming trade fairs and trade missions abroad.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, is particularly pleased with this initiative: "With this tool, we increase the visibility of this promising sector that we identified as a top priority in our economic policy.”   LetzGreen is the newest collaborative effort of the Ministry of the Economy, Luxembourg EcoInnovation Cluster (Luxinnovation), Fonds National de la Recherche, Neobuild, myenergy and Luxembourg for Business.  
The new train line between the Bettembourg terminal and the Hohenbudberg terminal in Duisburg was launched by CFL multimodal on 2nd September and is connected to the existing lines to Lyon and Le Boulou. The trains are open to containers, swap bodies and cranable semi-trailers. The train, operated by CFL cargo, runs three times per week in each direction. CFL multimodal cooperates with ECL and Samskip Van Dieren, who ensure rail connections from Duisburg to Lübeck (DE), Helsingborg (SE), Nässjö (SE), Almhult (SE), Katrineholm (SE), Göteborg (SE) and Hoje Taastrup (DK). This new train route represents an expansion of the combined transport network of CFL multimodal between Spain, France and Scandinavia.   About CFL multimodal CFL multimodal, a subsidiary of the CFL Group, is the first multimodal operator in Luxembourg, with 30 years of experience in combined transport and 355 employees in 5 companies that complement each other in the areas of logistics and combined transport. CFL multimodal offers a large portfolio of services: combined rail-road transport, rail freight solutions, road transport solutions, warehousing and all other services of the logistics chain (customs clearance, etc.). The ideal geographic position of the Bettembourg terminal at the heart of Europe positions CFL multimodal as a central logistics hub able to provide regular transport relations to the ports of the North Sea, as well as the Baltic Sea and Southern Europe, in cooperation with its sister-company CFL cargo. Press release by CFL Multimodal
Luxembourg is ranked the 19th most competitive economy of the world (among 144 countries analysed). The World Economic Forum has just published the 2014-2015 edition of its comparative study of the competitiveness of countries around the world, the "Global Competitiveness Report”. This evaluates the potential for the world’s economies to reach sustained growth over the medium to long term. Competitiveness is defined in this study as the “the set of institutions, policies, and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country.” The study measures the level of competitiveness of 144 countries across the world on the basis of around 100 indicators, ranked on a scale from 1 (the least competitive) to 7 (the most competitive). These indicators are organised into three key growth and competitiveness “pillars”: basic requirements in terms of competitiveness (featuring the sub-categories institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health & primary education), efficiency enhancers (featuring the sub-categories higher education and professional training, goods market efficiency, labour market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size), and innovation and sophistication factors (featuring the subcategories related to the degree of business sophistication and innovation). In the new 2014-2015 edition, the world is led by Switzerland (5.70), Singapore (5.65) and the United States (5.54). As for Luxembourg, the WEF classifies the country as economically mature (in other words with the highest level of innovation and sophistication) and with a score of 5.17 out of 7. This puts the country at 19th place in the world, up three places on last year’s report. Germany is ranked 5th (5.49), the Netherlands 8th (5.45), Belgium 18th (5.18) and France 23rd (5.08). The highest ranked EU country in this edition is Finland (4th with 5.50) with Luxembourg eighth out of the 28 member states.                                                                                                                                   Source: WEF (2014-2015) A GCI adjusted for social and environmental sustainability was estimated for the first time in the 2014-2015 edition. This served to boost Luxembourg’s score, rising from 5.17 for the standard GCI to 5.85 for this sustainability-adjusted index. Luxembourg’s ranking in the three competitiveness pillars was as follows: 7th for basic requirements for competitiveness. Within this, the country comes 6th for its institutions, 16th for infrastructure, 8th for the macroeconomic environment and 36th for health and primary education. 22nd for efficiency enhancers. Within this, the country is ranked 43rd for higher education and training, 5th for goods market efficiency, 16th for labour market efficiency, 14th for the financial market development, first for technological maturity and 96th for market size. 18th for innovation and sophistication factors. Within this, the country comes 21st for business sophistication and 16th for innovation.                                                                                                                                               Source: WEF (2014-2015) 

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