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The country’s start-up ecosystem has grown by leaps and bounds in only a few years to become an attractive investment hub for many start-ups and innovative companies looking to expand their business to Europe.

Luxembourg start-up ecosystem

+350 start-ups

Activity range – A data driven economy with a focus on FinTech, InduTech, CleanTech and HealthTech as well as automotive and space technologies.

Ecosystem strengths – Support at all levels, easy access to public and private decision makers, incubation facilities, balanced mix of public and privates funds, major international players as key potential partners.

Research infrastructure – One university, four research institutes active in ICT, industrial and health sectors.

Start-up journey

Are you ready to create your own innovative company? Do you want to know more about the many advantages that Luxembourg can offer you? Would you like to benefit from tailored-made support, especially in seeking financing?

 

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Discover why they chose Luxembourg

  • Why they chose Luxembourg - SALONKEE

    Why they chose Luxembourg - SALONKEE

    Luxembourg is too small? “It’s a perfect test bed before expanding to bigger markets” says Tom Michels, Founder of Salonkee (smart services).
  • Why they chose Luxembourg - WIZATA

    Why they chose Luxembourg - WIZATA

    Luxembourg is just a financial centre? “The country has a strong pioneering and industrial heritage, ideal for start-ups” says Jean-Philippe Hugo, founder of Wizata (industry 4.0, AI).
  • Why they chose Luxembourg - TADAWEB

    Why they chose Luxembourg - TADAWEB

    You can’t bring top talent to Luxembourg? “You absolutely can!” says Genna Elvin, Founder of Tadaweb (AI, data).
  • Why they chose Luxembourg - OPLY

    Why they chose Luxembourg - OPLY

    You can’t raise funds in Luxembourg? “It’s just important to have the right project” says Mauro Mariani, founder of Oply (Smart Mobility).

Support from start to scale

Institutional start-up support

Incubators, accelerators and innovation hubs

Corporate programmes and services targeted at supporting start-ups

Dedicated start-up programmes

Financing

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Latest news

Fit 4 Start goes into space

08-07-2019

For the first time since its launch in 2015, the acceleration programme for innovative companies managed by Luxinnovation offers tailor-made support to five start-ups active in the space sector. The selected companies will be able to access Earth observation data provided by the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) data centre.
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Luxembourg at the heart of Japan Expo

26-06-2019

For two years, Japan Expo, the largest European meeting place for Japanese cultural enthusiasts, has been calling on a Luxembourg start-up to create and run the official stand of the event.
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Very convincing start-ups recognised at the Fintech Awards

24-06-2019

The 4th edition of the Fintech Awards recognised the Luxembourg start-up Tokeny, which uses blockchain to issue security tokens. Microinsurance, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence were also highlighted in a pitch competition which was impressive for its quality.
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Anote, music and new technologies

21-06-2019

The start-up ANote, which proposes to link financial markets and the music industry using blockchain, won the Luxinnovation special prize at the ICT Spring Pitch Your Startup competition in May.
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Cleantech

Promoting clean technologies and the transition towards a circular economy is a priority in Luxembourg. The country offers an attractive economic environment for entrepreneurs who are looking to create value whilst reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption.

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Life Sciences

The Life Sciences sector is expanding in Luxembourg and attracting researchers from across the globe.

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Logistics

Located in the heart of Europe, Luxembourg provides global companies with many strategic advantages for conducting their business successfully in, from and to Europe.

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Manufacturing

Composites, multifunctional materials and highly customised production technologies are at the heart of Luxembourg’s manufacturing sector.

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Automotive and smart mobility

Luxembourg is one of the leading business hubs for automotive innovation and smart mobility. With its exceptional business environment, Luxembourg is the ideal location for developing and testing next generation mobility solutions for the European market.

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Skilled Crafts

Supporting innovation in SMEs is a main objective of the government's economic diversification policy.

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Space

In just three decades, the Luxembourg space sector has grown from nothing into probably the most dynamic in Europe. With the SpaceResources.lu initiative, the country has established itself as a European hub for commercial space activities.

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Finance

Long established as a world leader in the twin sectors of fund administration and private banking, Luxembourg is the eurozone's leading financial centre and # 12 in the world. It is the second largest for investment funds globally thanks to its pre-eminent role in the European market and as service provider in Asia, the Middle East and South America.

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Wood

Being a typical model for circular economy, the 'wood' sector is a source of varied economic activities in Luxembourg with great development potential.

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ICT

Luxembourg is a globally recognised hub for information and communication technologies (ICT) and further positioning itself as a centre of excellence in cybersecurity and data protection.

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Creative Industries

Luxembourg has almost 2,200 companies active in the creative industries, employing more than 6,300 people.

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Maritime

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