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4859 - Implementation of Luxemburg Smart City Strategy

Main sector: 
Energy, Transport & Mobility, ICT
Action clusters: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Priority area: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Basic description: 

Implementation of Luxemburg Smart City Strategy


Focus area: 


Sustainable Urban Mobility



Sustainable Districts and Built Environment, Integrated Infrastructures and Processess across Energy, ICT, and Transport, Citizen Focus, Business Models, Procurement and Funding

Expected contribution: 

Priority Area 'Sustainable Urban Mobility'
- Potential Action 1: Better integration and management of collective city transport for seamless multi-modal mobility (door-to-door)
In Luxembourg, mobility has become a socio-economic issue over the years due to the large number of foreign commuters who cross the border everyday causing significant travel delays on the transportation network. Several ongoing projects at the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor and at the University of Luxembourg are working on multimodal mobility and ITS to overcome Luxembourg's mobility issues.
- Potential Action 2: Electrification of public transport
Luxembourg test arena for a sustainable public transport system - Volvo Buses, Sales-Lentz and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of Luxembourg as a test arena for a sustainable public transport system. (

Priority Area 'Districts and Built Environment' 
- Potential Action 3: The Green Network of large scale (deep) refurbishment of city districts for energy efficiency Introduction
- Potential Action 4: Large scale deployment of zero energy new districts and zero energy new buildings
Hollerich Village is Luxembourg’s first One Planet Community. This new project is led by the family-owned Schuler Group which has already built the first zero carbon, and nearly zero-energy buildings in Luxembourg, Horizon and Solarwind ( Also, The Neobuild Innovation Center (NIC) is a passive, modular, high-technology building planned to be completed in 2014 (

Priority Area 'Integrated Infrastructures'
- Potential Action 3: “Shared infrastructure planning”
Smart Grid Luxembourg 2.0 ( is a national smart grid project involving, among other partners, the DSO Creos and a telecom operator, Cegecom.

Priority Area 'Citizen Focus' 
The e-City initiative has transformed the City of Luxembourg; it has brought internet access to public places and connected mobile devices to a citywide information platform. One objective is to ensure the integration of each and every layer of the population through pro-active approaches towards the citizens’ needs and the development of the society (

Priority Area 'Business Models, Finance and Procurement' 
- Potential Action 1: Integrated Business Models 
Luxembourg could play a leading role in an Action Cluster on the development of new business models for smart cities with Luxembourg as test-bed.


Contribution to the EIP: 

Inclusiveness and Partnership

(i) Since early 2013 Luxinnovation has been coordinating actions in a Luxembourg smart cities think thank involving stakeholders from public and private sectors in energy, transport and ICT.
(ii) As the innovation agency, Luxinnovation has very strong national and international networks and matchmaking is part of our day-to-day, especially building PPPs.

Is the commitment potentially open to additional partners and if so, in which priority area (please tick the relevant options)?

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
  • Integrated Infrastructures and Processes across Energy, ICT, and Transport
  • Business Models, Procurement and Funding