About Luxembourg

Vibrant and cosmopolitan

The heart of this vibrant, cosmopolitan, culturally exciting, laid-back green capital beats in the city centre. Built on impressive historical foundations, experience UNESCO World Heritage as well as culture and shopping for all tastes.

Luxembourg may only be a small country, but it is extremely dynamic and multicultural. In a city where you can meet people from 170 nations, it’s no wonder that so many of the languages of the world are heard everywhere. Everything is within walking distance – restaurants, cafés, bars, museums and shops. As the entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, relaxing strolls and fascinating insights into the history of the country and the city are virtually inseparable.

Take a walk along the Corniche, hailed as “Europe’s most beautiful balcony” by Luxembourg writer Batty Weber. Discover the Casemates, the underground tunnels carved into the solid rock. Take the lift to the Grund or to Pfaffenthal and discover a city on many levels that surprises you around almost every corner with green oases and places to simply sit and take a breather. Visit one of the many museums, for instance the seven that make up the MuseumSmile, and find out all about the history, natural history and the arts and culture of Luxembourg. Art and culture can also be found in numerous small galleries and shops such as those in the Fëschmaart quarter of the Old Town.

Stroll through the streets, keep your eyes peeled and discover surprises and delights around every corner – a fusion of tradition and modernity. Take a free ride to the Kirchberg Plateau on the ultra-modern tram and visit the architectural masterpieces of the Philharmonie and the Mudam (Museum of Modern Art). It’s all so close together and easy to find, yet the capital is packed with exciting contrasts that captivate visitors the moment they set foot in Luxembourg City.

About us

International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

IASP is the leading association of innovation ecosystems worldwide. Our mission is to be the global network for science parks innovation districts and other areas of innovation, driving growth, internationalisation and effectiveness for our members.

IASP coordinates an active network of managers of areas of innovation, science parks, research parks, innovation districts, knowledge cities and the like.

We enhance new business opportunities for members and their companies, increase their visibility and multiply their global connections. We also represent parks and areas of innovation at international forums and institutions, and assist the development of new STPs and AOIs.

A worldwide membership-based organization, IASP is an independent non-profit NGO managed by experts in science and technology parks and areas of innovation. For further information about IASP, please visit www.iasp.ws.

Cartuja Science and Technology Park

The Cartuja Science and Technology Park is the first international example of re-use of premises inherited from a universal exhibition (Expo’92) in a space that links up the University, Science and Enterprise.

 Its success is reflected in its motto: innovate, collaborate, grow.

The Cartuja STP is a public policy instrument which seeks to enhance local economic development and technological modernisation. It encourages private investment in R&D&I by offering itself as an innovative space, where cooperation is the basis for growth. It integrates scientific, technical and social capacities that facilitate the creation, transmission, dissemination, measurement and management of knowledge and its application in productive activities.

 Human capital is the main asset of its companies and research centres.

 The Cartuja STP also has an added advantage: Its privileged setting. It is an urban park, just a few minutes’ walk from the historic centre of Seville, and less than 20 minutes from both the airport and the high-speed railway network train station.

 What really constitutes the heart of the Cartuja STP are its scientific and technological companies and establishments. In addition to these are the areas dedicated to culture, leisure and sport. Together they constitute a cluster of excellence.

 The Park is a true business, scientific and technological engine that is in continuous development. As a result, the cluster houses 536 companies and establishments that generate direct employment for 23,701 workers and an economic activity of 2.987 billion euros (data for the financial year 2020) ​. See Report 2020