Back to school – Guillaume & Stéphanie inaugurate Learning Factory

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(CS/mg) Crown Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie cut the ribbon on a new initiative aimed at helping companies in Luxembourg and the Greater Region learn to become more energy efficient.

The Learning Factory in Foetz boasts a functioning ice tea production plant, where businesses can learn how to optimise work flows and reduce energy costs in a bid to cut costs and become more efficient.

Rather than teaching from a text book, the Learning Factory offers practical courses, with more than 50 different training modules on offer. A 16-day course costs from 25,000 euros.

Hopes are high that local businesses will use the chance to make changes to their production processes.

If only a quarter of Luxembourg industrial companies took advantage of the Learning Factory and adopted changes, they could drastically reduce CO2 emissions. According to a McKinsey study, emissions equivalent to all cars on the road in the country could be saved.

Costs could be cut by some 12 million euros, the report said.

Guillaume and Stéphanie were on site to take a look at the new factory, which is a public-private partnership between the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministries, the Chamber of Commerce, and industry partners, such as ArcelorMittal and Enovos.