Third Industrial Revolution: from theory to practice

IMS Luxembourg would like to support its members in the implementation of concrete measures tied to this strategic framework, thus promoting best practices across its network. To do so, IMS is organising six innovative events throughout 2018 and 2019. 


  • The first interactive workshop took place on the 14th of March on the Food thematic. An interactive lunch took place on March 14th 2018, where IMS concretely illustrated the efforts undertaken by four companies of the Luxembourg food sector spanning across sustainable development, traceability and the prevention of waste. Mr. Camille Gira, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development participated in this event and highlighted the opportunities to innovate at all levels of the food chain.

Troisième Révolution Industrielle dans votre assiette le 14 mars 2018

  • MOBILITY : The mobility of the Third Industrial Revolution in practice! The Positive Drive campaign last summer has enabled a business district to experience many of the ingredients of a reinvented mobility, including multimodality, digital and soft mobility. Many employees of IMS member organizations located in the Kirchberg area participated. On 19 September, the results and the grand prize of this campaign were announced, an opportunity to review tangible progress in mobility since the launch of the Third Industrial Revolution strategy in Luxembourg.



Luxembourg honored at HEC Paris

Last 19th of October, HEC Paris' Society & Organizations (SnO) Center and HEC Alumni organised their annual conference: “Alliances for Cities in Transition”. Shedding light on multi-actor initiatives that aim to build the sustainable, inclusive and resilient territories of tomorrow, HEC Paris invited IMS Luxembourg to organise and moderate a panel showcasing the Third Industrial Revolution in the Grand-Duchy. More information HERE.



Today, a transition is underway, heading towards a real paradigm shift, and Luxembourg is the first country to prepare for the change at the national level. In September 2015, the Ministry of Economy, the Chamber of Commerce and IMS Luxembourg launched the project “Third Industrial Revolution” in Luxembourg. The project, inspired by the social and economic theories of Jeremy Rifkin, aims to make the existing economic model more sustainable and interconnected for future generations by working with ICT, energy and transport as part of an intelligent network. The Grand-Duchy as such becomes the ideal testing ground to try out the different innovative strategies on a real scale and on a national level. The project and the resulting strategies were the outcome of a one-year long participatory process which involved more than 300 national and international socio-economic stakeholders. The results of the Strategic Study on the Third Industrial Revolution in Luxembourg and the first 9 measures adopted by the Council of the Government were officially presented
 at the Luxembourg Sustainability 
Forum on the 14th of November 2016.

Read the summary of the strategic study (140 pages)
Read the complete strategic study (475 pages)

Discover the documentary fiction that was broadcasted during the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum 2016:



For more information, click here

6 projects awarded on Luxembourg Sustainability Forum

The “People’s Vote Projects” prizes were awarded during the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum 2017. With 100 seconds each, the 18 organizations presented their innovative practices relating to the Third Industrial Revolution. The Forum’s audience voted in real time.

The Prize winners:
Click on the organizations to discover projects in video

EnergyCreos – deployment of 800 public charging stations
MobilityPwC – Carpooling
BuildingCoeba, Dave Lefèvre et Associés – Natural Materials’ return
FoodOUNI – zero packaging
IndustryAMA Mundu Technologies – When agricultural effluents are transformed into pure water and recoverable material
FinanceMicrolux – First microfinance institution in Luxembourg

All pitch was very creative and they all clearly demonstrated that the Third Industrial Revolution is already in progress in Luxembourg.

Discover the 18 projects selected by the prejury and presented at the Forum by clicking here.

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