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Fit 4 Start: 2 more days to apply

13-04-2021

Promising ICT and space start-ups can still apply to accelerator programme Fit 4 Start and compete for 20 weeks of personalised coaching and grants of up to €150,000. The deadline for applying is 15 April 2021.
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Fit 4 Start is back! Calls for applications are now open

15-03-2021

Start-ups in the ICT and space technology sectors are invited to participate in the 11th edition of Luxembourg's acceleration programme Fit 4 Start. Successful candidates will benefit from 20 weeks of personalised coaching and grants of up to €150,000. The calls are now open until 15 April 2021.
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Green hydrogen, moon mining, anti-scam technology: Luxembourg’s innovative approach

22-02-2021

Luxembourg is known for audacious moves to develop its economy – building one of the world’s leading financial centres from scratch is perhaps the most well-known example. The Financial Times reports on other initiatives focusing on renewable energy, space technology and cybersecurity.
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LIST-Gradel joint lab to produce ultra-lightweight structures for space

27-01-2021

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has announced a new partnership venture with Luxembourg company Gradel to research and produce ultra-lightweight structures for the aeronautics and space industry. The joint lab will produced parts for three European giants in satellite construction: Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defence and Space, and OHB.
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5 things to know about cybersecurity in Luxembourg

02-12-2020

A strong national cybersecurity ecosystem is a key pillar for developing Luxembourg’s trusted and secure data-driven economy. A new study by SECURITYMADEIN.LU and Luxinnovation provides five key insights into the strengths and unique characteristics of Luxembourg’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
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Luxembourg teams up with ESA to create a unique European Space Resources Innovation Centre

18-11-2020

Luxembourg just entered a strategic partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC). Unique of its kind, ESRIC aims to become an internationally recognised centre of expertise for scientific, technical, business and economic aspects related to the use of space resources for human and robotic exploration, as well as for a future in-space economy.
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Facilitating data exchange for innovation

16-10-2020

Data is one of the most precious assets in today’s information society. In a keynote address given at the final of the EU Datathon competition on 15 October 2020, Luxinnovation’s CEO Sasha Baillie spoke about the enormous value that can be derived from data and the need for establishing accessible, high-quality, secure data exchange platforms.
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New Fit 4 Start graduates and participants announced

15-10-2020

Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot and Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, announced on 15 October the names of the 20 start-ups that have been selected for participation in the 10th edition of the Fit 4 Start acceleration programme. The minister also summarised the results of the programme, 5 years after its launch.
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Luxembourg among the first signatories of the Artemis Accords

14-10-2020

Luxembourg became a founding member of the Artemis Accords when Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot signed the Accords on behalf of the country. The objectives of the NASA-led programme include sending the first woman and next man to the surface of the Moon in 2024.
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Finding business partners for the European market

01-10-2020

Over 30 international start-ups recently participated in ICT Spring, one of Luxembourg’s largest tech events, with support from the international network of Luxembourg Trade & Invest. A great opportunity to meet new customers and partners and enter into the European market.
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Luxembourg acquires petascale high performance computer

30-09-2020

On 29 September 2020, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot announced the acquisition of Luxembourg's high performance computer (HPC). Named MeluXina, it will become part of the European HPC network.
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LIST: Towards greener hydrogen

18-09-2020

In partnership with the French company 3D-Oxides, the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST) is working on a research project designed to make hydrogen production easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
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Launch of first high-performance microsatellite of its kind produced and assembled in Luxembourg

03-09-2020

The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide was launched on 2 September 2020. ESAIL is the first satellite of its kind produced and assembled in Luxembourg by LuxSpace, involving a large number of European small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Luxembourg will host European space resources innovation centre

11-08-2020

A cooperation agreement was signed between the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) aimed at creating a European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) in Luxembourg by the end of 2020.
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Using space power technology for clean energy on Earth

06-07-2020

Maana Electric has developed a revolutionary technology for producing solar panels from sand. Attracted to Luxembourg by the country’s drive to support the new space sector, the start-up is developing a cost-effective and clean way of producing solar energy that can be used on Earth as well as in space.
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European DESI Index: Luxembourg in 10th position

12-06-2020

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), measured by the European Commission since 2014, is a good indicator of the progress made by Member States in the digital domain. Luxembourg is well above the European average, particularly in the area of connectivity where it ranks 3rd.
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Combining technology and insurance for a better life

28-04-2020

A graduate of Luxembourg’s start-up acceleration programme Fit 4 Start, OKO combines satellite data and mobile phone technology to provide affordable and accessible crop insurance to farmers in Africa. An innovative business model that promotes both climate resilience and financial inclusion.
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COVID-19: Mobilisation of R&D at all levels

01-04-2020

Faced with the global COVID-19 pandemic, institutional and private players in research, development and innovation are stepping forward. The first results are already tangible.
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Launch of the JobSwitch platform

24-03-2020

Jobswitch is a platform to connect businesses in need of manpower with people who are unemployed, in short-term employemnt or self-employed and looking for work.
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Coronavirus crisis: here are the answers to your questions

24-03-2020

The Ministry of the Economy publishes a section on its website dedicated to the various measures taken to manage the economic crisis related to the coronavirus.
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Health professionals and volunteers: we need you!

23-03-2020

The government is calling for volunteers and health professionals to help in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
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Fit 4 Start - Edition #10 postponed

20-03-2020

Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy regret to announce the postponement of the spring 2020 edition of the Fit 4 Start programme.
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Continuation of Luxinnovation's activities

17-03-2020

In view of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protective measures announced by the government, Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, is adapting to the situation in order to ensure the smooth continuity of its activities.
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No graduation ceremony for Fit 4 Start, but the pitches are maintained

10-03-2020

Due to the risks linked to the spread of COVID-19, Luxinnovation has decided to cancel the Fit 4 Start Pitching & Graduation Day which should have been held on 26 March 2020 at Kinepolis in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
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University and start-up to work on in-orbit satellite repairs

18-02-2020

The University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) signed a partnership agreement with the space start-up LIFT ME OFF. The cooperation provides crucial research support for tackling future needs of autonomous in-orbit satellite repairs.
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Calendar of activities in 2020 - Chamber of Commerce

07-02-2020

The Chamber of Commerce, through its International Affairs team, actively supports Luxembourg companies as they enter or expand into foreign markets.
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Artificial intelligence for the benefit of all

22-01-2020

In May 2019, the Luxembourg government presented its strategic vision for artificial intelligence. The main priority of the Prime Minister and Minister for Digitalisation is to ensure that this extremely powerful technology will bring advantages to everyone.
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Luxembourg invests in fund for space technologies

16-01-2020

Together with public and private partners, the Luxembourg government has invested in Orbital Ventures, an investment fund targeting early stage companies in the space sector.
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Meet the decision makers (2/5): Corinne Lozé

13-01-2020

Corinne Lozé is the CEO of the Luxembourg subsidiary of French phone operator Orange. The French national enjoys the dynamic and innovative business climate as well as the beautiful countryside.
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First-rate infrastructure for the data economy

07-01-2020

Data is the most precious asset of the digital economy. Europe is building a world-class infrastructure for high-performance computing, thereby making it possible to exploit this highly valuable resource on an unprecedented scale.
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