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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

Luxembourg supercomputer Meluxina will support digital transformation

17-06-2019

The future high performance computer (HPC) will be part of the European HPC network, EuroHPC.
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House of Startups: one year and lots of projects in the pipeline

04-06-2019

Last June, the Chamber of Commerce opened the House of Startups. Spread over 5,000 m2 and five floors and occupied by four incubators and innovation hubs, it now hosts more than 100 start-ups.
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Mission accomplished for Luxembourg at VivaTechnology

22-05-2019

With a 40 m2 national pavilion, Luxembourg attracted many entrepreneurs interested in the country's innovation ecosystem during the VivaTechnology exhibition, held in Paris from 16 to 18 May. The eight exhibiting Luxembourg start-ups present on the stand also received interesting visits.
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Eight Luxembourg start-ups selected for VivaTech 2019

30-04-2019

For the second consecutive year, Luxembourg’s start-up ecosystem will be present at the international technology fair VivaTech. Eight start-ups have been invited to exhibit at the Luxembourg pavilion organised by the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation.
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