Incentives and support programmes | Trade and Invest

Start-up accelerator programme

Luxembourg’s attractive Fit 4 Start programme offers start-ups 16 weeks of coaching by Lean start-up experts, funding of up to €150,000, free access to co-working space and valuable networking opportunities in Luxembourg. The programme is open to start-ups in the ICT, healthtech and space sectors that are innovation-oriented, younger than 5 years and have a team of at least 2 people. Start-ups can apply from anywhere in the world, but need to incorporate in Luxembourg if they are selected.


Several Luxembourg equity funds invest in start-ups and technology-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Luxembourg Future Fund invests in early and late stage innovative European technology SMEs. The Digital Tech Fund provides financing for start-up companies with a Luxembourg strategy.

R&D and innovation grants

Companies with substantial activities in Luxembourg can benefit from advantageous R&D and innovation subsidies. The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy offers co-funding for the following types of projects:

Companies located in Luxembourg can also benefit from European funding programmes such as Horizon 2020, the EU framework programme for research and innovation. Luxinnovation, the national contact point for Horizon 2020, offers personalised support to companies interested in exploring the opportunities offered by the programme.

Government loans

State investment bank SNCI specialises in medium and long term financing of Luxembourg-based companies and their projects.

Export credit

Luxembourg Export Credit Agency (Office du Ducroire) offers support for Luxembourg-based companies when trading abroad.

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