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CONTEC develops space business from Luxembourg

29-08-2022

Korean space ground station specialist CONTEC benefits from its European HQ in Luxembourg to expand business and partnerships in the EU. Having secured a fundraising round of $50 million, the company recently contributed to the successful launch of South Korea’s first home-grown space rocket.
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Launch of the 13th edition of Fit 4 Start start-up acceleration programme to address innovative, tech- and data-driven ventures

23-08-2022

The 13th edition of Fit 4 Start has officially been launched. The flagship start-up acceleration programme, initiated by the Ministry of the Economy and managed by Luxinnovation targets innovative, tech- and data-driven ventures.
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Luxembourg to create space campus

16-08-2022

The future Space Campus will provide specific geographic areas in Luxembourg exclusively dedicated to space-related activities to ensure the competitive position of companies and public research organisations in this field.
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International start-ups exploring Luxembourg

04-07-2022

25 international start-ups, supported by the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices located around the world, attended tech event ICT Spring on 30 June – 1 July 2022. We spoke to some of them to hear why they were interested in exploring Luxembourg as their potential base for entering the European market.
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Boosting public-private R&D

28-06-2022

Stimulating innovation and research partnerships is becoming a key priority for Luxembourg R&D funding. Companies cooperating with research centres can receive an additional financial injection, and sector-related calls stimulate public-private partnerships using Luxembourg as a testbed for innovative products.
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Industry-oriented research: the synergy approach

21-06-2022

Performing research in close collaboration with companies is essential for Luxembourg’s research institutes. We spoke to Professor Djamila Aouada at the University of Luxembourg about how the expertise of her team can support industry and their motivation to work in partnership with the private sector.
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Enhancing satellite communications applications with Luxembourg supercomputer

26-04-2022

Luxembourg headquartered satellite communications giant SES and the University of Luxembourg have benefitted from the supercomputer MeluXina to carry out tests to effectively optimise satellite performance and allocate spectrum for broadband satellite communications systems.
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“Making supercomputing accessible to all companies”

11-04-2022

Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina is among the 40 most powerful systems in the world. It is also unique in its strong focus on value to businesses. We spoke to Senior Solution Engineer Luis Vela at LuxProvide about solutions and services available for clients that want to harness the full power of data.
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Five candidates selected for space resources start-up programme

29-03-2022

In April 2022, the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) will welcome the participants in the first edition of its start-up support programme. The intention is to support early-stage start-ups in the space resources sector with developing their business models, attracting their first customers and securing their first investments.
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A new, collaborative Open Innovation platform now online

16-03-2022

To facilitate the development of partnerships and promote technology transfer, Research Luxembourg has set up a dedicated digital platform, powered by Innoget.
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Sang Noir: Targeting the Asian market from Luxembourg

09-03-2022

One product line of cosmetics and another one of clothing: with Luxembourg as its launch pad, Sang Noir has made a name for itself in the space of just a few months. Supported by the right networks, the company has even attracted the interest of major international distribution groups.
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New director nominated for space resources innovation centre

02-02-2022

Dr Kathryn Hadler, an internationally renowned scientist in mineral processing and beneficiation, has been appointed Director of the Luxembourg-based European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) as of 1 April 2022. She will build a world-leading research team working on solutions for the sustainable and responsible use of space resources.
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Fit 4 Start celebrates its graduates and welcomes new participants

31-01-2022

The 12 start-ups that successfully graduated from the 11th edition of acceleration programme Fit 4 Start were celebrated on 27 January 2022. The online Fit 4 Start Day also provided an opportunity to discover the 20 start-ups selected for edition #12 as well as the programme's new HPC track.
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Space resources start-up support programme launches first call for applications

07-01-2022

The ESRIC start-up support programme is the world's first accelerator and support scheme dedicated to space resources. It is open to start-ups worldwide, and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by 23 January 2022.
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NorthStar Earth & Space establishes European HQ in Luxembourg

20-12-2021

The Canadian company will use Luxembourg as its base for further developing its sustainable space activities. The Luxembourg Future Fund will be co-investing in the company's latest funding round.
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Fit 4 Start acceleration programme: 20 startups selected

16-12-2021

The 20 startups selected for Fit 4 Start #12 were chosen from a total of 214 applications coming from 42 countries. For this 12th edition, an additional category, focused on HPC and data analytics, has been added to the 3 traditional verticals ICT, healthtech and space.
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They chose Luxembourg: Alexandros Paschos

29-11-2021

Satellites communication specialist Alexandros Paschos saw an opportunity for his professional dreams to come true in Luxembourg. Meet one of the many highly skilled people who choose to work in Luxembourg.
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Kuehne+Nagel opens new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Luxembourg

14-11-2021

By opening its third contract logistics site in Luxembourg, Kuehne+Nagel further leverages this central European location for e-commerce that provides easy access to the continent's most important consumer markets.
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Luxembourg-based space fund closes at €120 million

03-11-2021

Deep tech venture capital firm Promus Ventures has announced that the space-oriented Orbital Ventures fund has closed on several investments and now counts the European Investment Fund among its investors. The Luxembourg-based fund focuses on early-stage companies in the space sector.
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Luxembourg launches world's first space resources start-up support programme

26-10-2021

The space resources start-up support programme will support early-stage ventures and start-ups in the development of their technological value proposals and near-term sustainable business models.
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Luxembourg connects start-ups and high performance computing

27-09-2021

The national high performance computing centre in Luxembourg tailors its “use & support” model to the individual needs of companies of all sizes and develops its ecosystem by participating in local start-up acceleration programmes like Fit 4 Start.
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Luxembourg supercomputer MeluXina the greenest in Europe

20-09-2021

Luxembourg’s high performance computer MeluXina has been ranked as the greenest supercomputer in the EU and the 4th greenest in the world. It also ranks 36th among the most powerful high performance computers in the world.
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Launch of the new edition of Fit 4 Start, with a new HPC and data analytics track

14-09-2021

The Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation launch the 12th edition of Fit 4 Start, Luxembourg's acceleration programme. Start-ups active in ICT, healthtech and space are invited to apply until 4 October 2021. In addition, a special track focused on HPC and data analytics will allow up to five of the selected start-ups to benefit from a tailored program involving the Luxembourg national HPC MeluXina.
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Space company Spire now on New York Stock Exchange

02-09-2021

Space data and analytics company Spire has started trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, whose European headquarters are located in Luxembourg, aims at enhancing its ability to provide clients with more data faster.
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Space opportunities: An investor’s point of view

05-07-2021

Venture capitalists looking for promising investment opportunities are increasingly turning their attention to the new space industry. Pierre Festal, Partner at Promus Ventures, spots the trends and points to opportunities in the field.
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Europe’s premier space resources innovation centre

30-06-2021

As of November 2020, Luxembourg is home to the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) – the only innovation centre in the world exclusively focused on space resources utilisation. Fully aligned with the country’s global space policy, the centre stands out for its strong orientation towards industry cooperation.
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Commercial space hub for Europe

24-06-2021

Space is high on the agenda in Luxembourg. Five years after launching the SpaceResources.lu initiative aimed at promoting the exploration and utilisation of space resources, the country has become a confirmed hub for commercial space activities where business can flourish and benefits spill over to other sectors.
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An internet portal for the circular economy

22-06-2021

At the initiative of four ministries, the www.economie-circulaire.lu portal was officially launched on Tuesday 22 June 2021.
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New Luxembourg roadmap for a competitive and sustainable economy

21-06-2021

On 21 June 2021, Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot presented a new roadmap for supporting the transformation of the Luxembourg economy until 2025. The roadmap notably focuses on accelerating digitalisation, facilitating the transition to a circular economy, developing strategic, resilient value chains and fostering a safe, trusted data economy.
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Luxembourg inaugurates its high performance computer

07-06-2021

Luxembourg’s new high performance computer MeluXina was inaugurated on 7 June 2021. Ranked among the top 30 supercomputers in the world, MeluXina has been designed to meet business needs and is available for use by start-ups and SMEs as well as large international groups.
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