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Home to a world-leading financial centre for several decades, Luxembourg has today an excellent infrastructure for data storage and handling. The country hosts 23 data centres, including 9 with Tier IV certification – the highest concentration of Tier IV data centres in Europe. The data centres are powered by low-cost, eco-friendly energy from a highly reliable power grid.

Luxembourg also offers exceptional connectivity secured by very fast, ultra-low-latency connections and a nation-wide coverage of ultra-high-speed broadband. 28 international fibre routes connect Luxembourg to main European and international hubs, and Luxembourg ranks 3rd in the EU for connectivity (2020 Digital Economy and Society Index). The Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange (LU-CIX) provides carriers with an access to high-capacity lines without congestion and has recently been upgraded with DDOS capacity.

Cybersecurity expertise

Cybersecurity is a cornerstone of Luxembourg’s data economy. Multiple players with complementary skills form a mature ecosystem able to provide companies with hands-on tools to help them increase their level of cybersecurity. Luxembourg is home to one of the world’s largest data lakes for space data analytics, and Estonia opened the world’s first digital embassy here in 2018 to store valuable, sensitive government information.

Data-driven innovation

Luxembourg hosts one of the eight petascale high performance computers (HPC) currently being set up as part of the EuroHPC initiative. While most HPCs are pure research centres, Luxembourg will make 65% of its capacity available to companies inside and outside the country.

The University of Luxembourg has set up Europe’s first partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) with global AI leader NVIDIA. Rating collaboration with the private sector as a priority, the AI research laboratory conducts high-end, high-value projects in fields such as autonomous driving, neural networks and biomedicine.

Research partnerships

Luxembourg’s leading research centres in information and communication technologies are strongly focused on research collaborations with private companies. The University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) specialises in areas such as cybersecurity, fintech, the internet of things and secure and compliant data management. The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) conducts research to develop models, methods, software and devices for smart systems, fusing human and technological aspects.

Towards Industry 4.0

In order to help companies succeed with their digital transformation and move towards Industry 4.0, Luxembourg has set up the Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH). The hub facilitates contact between companies that require high-end digital technologies and services and those that can provide these solutions, such as research institutes, specialised IT providers or start-ups coming up with new ideas.

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