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University of Luxembourg ranks 4th worldwide for its high international outlook

09-03-2023

The University of Luxembourg was ranked among the top 250 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. The multicultural and research-oriented university in Luxembourg, comprised of over 50% of foreign students, was ranked fourth in the world for its international outlook.
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Luxembourg bags world’s best in talent attraction twice in a row

03-03-2023

Luxembourg’s reputation as the world’s top talent magnet has once again been acknowledged in the 2022 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. For the second year in a row, the Grand Duchy retained its no. 1 position for attracting talents and was ranked 11th out of 133 countries assessed in the index, making it one of the top performers globally.
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Luxembourg’s AAA credit rating affirmed by Fitch and Scope

27-02-2023

Luxembourg retained its AAA rating with a stable outlook in the most recent Fitch and Scope ratings. Both credit rating agencies based their conclusions on Luxembourg’s high economic resilience, good governance indices, and robust public finances. Key takeaways from the rating agencies’ evaluation are detailed below.
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Artec 3D inaugurates new production facility in Luxembourg

21-02-2023

Luxembourg-based 3D scanning solutions manufacturer, Artec 3D, expands its presence in the grand duchy with the opening of a new production facility in Senningerberg.
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“Find a place you love”

15-02-2023

When international companies choose the location for their European office, there are a number of factors to take into account. Fedor Antonov, CEO of continuous fibre 3D printing specialist Anisoprint, highlights a range of considerations not to overlook, and recommends company executives to give priority to spending time in their new location.
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Connectivity is key

14-02-2023

The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices (LTIOs) are key relays for international companies interested in expanding their business to Europe through Luxembourg. We spoke to Tania Berchem, Executive Director of LTIO Taipei, about challenges, success factors and how she and her team can help.
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A very innovative country

09-02-2023

Charlotte Pedersen, Non-Executive Director and company owner of Pegasus Consilium, came to Luxembourg from Denmark in 2009. She shares her experience of what it is like to do business and live in Luxembourg.
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Top-level security standards for Luxembourg supercomputer

07-02-2023

As LuxProvide, the company in charge of Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina, expands its cooperation with companies, it is implementing an advanced security system to ensure that customers can process their data in a climate of complete trust.
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Entering the metaverse market

02-02-2023

Often considered as the next iteration of the internet, the metaverse is expected to play a key role in the digital transformation of the economy. But is it just hype, or a trend with real substance? We spoke to Arnaud Lambert, Director Digital Transformation, and Sara Bouchon, Director Market Intelligence at Luxinnovation, to find out more.
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Launch of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator call for projects

01-02-2023

From today on, the call for projects of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator (HIA) will be open to national and international applications in order to promote innovative solutions in support of the global humanitarian sector. Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2023.
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“Break down the diversity barriers”

30-01-2023

Opening a first European office is a big step for many international companies that do not only need to handle business aspects, but also cultural and linguistical challenges. Toshihiko “Toby” Otsuka, CEO of Rakuten Europe, shares how this Japanese company managed to overcome such barriers when establishing its European headquarters in Luxembourg.
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“Revalidate your assumptions”

23-01-2023

Argentine digital health company ViewMind opened its European office in Luxembourg a few years ago. Mark Edwards, CEO, and Matias Shulz, COO of ViewMind, share their insights into key points to keep in mind for international companies that target the European market.
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Two first Luxembourg start-ups receive EIC Accelerator funding

19-01-2023

The European Commission recently announced that Arspectra and Circuli-ion have been awarded funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. This is the most prestigious funding available for start-ups from the EU’s Horizon Europe programme. Luxinnovation supported the first-ever EIC Accelerator winners from Luxembourg during the application process.
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"People and partnerships key to success"

16-01-2023

In late 2017, San Francisco-based global space-based data, analytics and space services provider Spire opened its Luxembourg office to increase its European footprint. We spoke to John Lusk, COO of Spire Maritime, about what he sees as the main success factors and pitfalls to be avoided for international companies expanding to Europe.
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House of BioHealth extension inaugurated

12-01-2023

On 12 January 2023, a new extension of the House of BioHealth, Luxembourg’s unique hosting facility for biotech and healthtech companies was officially inaugurated. A total of 15,000 m2 of lab and office space are now available for businesses in the sector.
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Gaining a foothold in Europe

10-01-2023

For decades, they have been supporting international companies that are looking to come to Europe and set up branch offices or regional headquarters here. Four Luxembourg-based experts share their insights on how to make the ride to Europe as smooth, speedy and successful as possible.
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Luxembourg ranks 11th in 2023 Global Innovation Scorecard

09-01-2023

Luxembourg is one of 24 countries classified as "innovation champions" in the 2023 Global Innovation Scorecard. The country stands out for its high degrees of freedom and diversity.
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The good life in Luxembourg: Faces of Fëschmaart

09-01-2023

The fish market or “Fëschmaart” has always been a lively merchant district. It began with fish and spices, and continues today with handmade goods made to measure. The Fëschmaart is a village in the city, shaped and brought to life by dedicated merchants and restaurateurs.
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LIST opens sustainable composite materials innovation centre

05-01-2023

The Materials Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has recently launched a Sustainable Composite Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SCMM). The new centre will in particular develop composite materials with a very low carbon footprint and demonstrate their benefits through concrete application demonstrators for the automotive, rail, space, aeronautics and future urban air mobility.
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Luxembourg ranks 8th worldwide for rule of law

03-01-2023

Ranked 8th in the 2022 WJP Rule of Law Index, Luxembourg stands out in particular for its high level of order and security, fundamental rights and regulatory enforcement.
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A guide to showcase the VC community in Luxembourg

15-12-2022

Luxembourg start-ups are increasingly attracting investments from both national and international venture capital investors. The Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA) published a VC Guide in November 2022 to highlight this community, which plays a key role for the start-up ecosystem.
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The future of rooftop innovation

13-12-2022

Automotive supplier Webasto produces roofs, electric-cars chargers and batteries as well as heating and cooling systems for the automotive industry. Following the recent acquisition of automotive glazing specialist Carlex Luxembourg, the company is turning its new Luxembourg facility into its global centre of competence for smart glazing.
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The secret of the golden vine

08-12-2022

For centuries, the landscape along the Moselle has been shaped by viticulture. Even the Romans appreciated the terroir in the south-east of Luxembourg. In a recent article, Visit Luxembourg explores the vineyards in the south-east of the country.
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Implementing self-driving vehicles

07-12-2022

In the coming years, autonomous vehicles are expected to revolutionise mobility. Crossroads Magazine spoke to the University of Luxembourg and bus and travel specialist Sales-Lentz about their contributions to making self-driving vehicles a reality.
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Luxinnovation and the City of Tsukuba to jointly facilitate innovation

05-12-2022

On 2 December 2022, Luxinnovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Tsukuba, a leading centre for research and innovation in Japan. The two organisations will cooperate to promote economic development and innovation and provide mutual support to innovative companies.
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Sienza Energy develops European HQ in Luxembourg

30-11-2022

Californian start-up Sienza Energy develops high-energy batteries that could be a radical game changer for electric vehicles. Supported by Luxinnovation, the company has chosen to locate its European HQ in Luxembourg with the ambition to perform key R&D activities. It hopes to open a pilot plant for its eco-friendly batteries here in the next few years.
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A Luxembourg testbed for optimising electrical vehicle fleet charging

29-11-2022

German start-up RiDERgy provides companies with innovative tools for electrifying their vehicle fleet and optimising electric vehicle charging. The company has chosen Luxembourg as the testbed for perfecting and commercialising its offering.
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Luxinnovation and South Korean KAIST GCC to cooperate

28-11-2022

Luxinnovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Commercialization Center of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST GCC) on 28 November 2022. The main objective is to facilitate business and investment opportunities for South Korean companies in Luxembourg.
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Sustainable mobility solutions: "Start-ups welcome"

28-11-2022

Facilitating smart, efficient and sustainable mobility is a major objective of the Luxembourg government. Crossroads Magazine spoke to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mobility and Public Works, François Bausch, about his plans for the future and the need for mobility innovation.
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Spearheading mobility innovation

21-11-2022

Luxembourg is determined to promote the use of innovative and sustainable mobility solutions. This commitment, combined with massive infrastructure and public transport investment as well as R&D and business partnership opportunities, make the country an excellent testbed for mobility innovation for the European market.
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