search

Spire uses satellites to track ships, planes and weather phenomena in the most remote regions of the planet and provides high-value data analysis and forecasts to governmental and commercial clients all over the world. “Everything we do is global: our clients, our satellites and our people,” explains Mr Platzer. The fast-growing Luxembourg office – a new person is hired approximately every second week – works in a wide range of areas, including scientific research, product development and sales.

Being able to hire the most talented people in the field is crucial for the company and one of the reasons why it chose to come to Luxembourg. “For numerous reasons, in particular the difficulties of hiring international staff in the UK that might occur after Brexit, we needed to find a place that would ensure our access to the exceptionally skilled workforce that a space data and analytics company requires,” says Mr Platzer, who is hiring new staff both locally and internationally.

We needed to find a place that would ensure our access to the exceptionally skilled workforce that a space data and analytics company requires.

Spire counts the Luxembourg Future Fund among its shareholders, but Mr Platzer calls the setting up of a dedicated space fund “a very smart move”. He also welcomes the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency as an instrument to further improve the business climate for new space companies. “If everything the government is talking about gets executed, this will probably be one of the single best places on Earth for space companies,” he concludes.

 

Photo credit: Spire Global, inc.

Read more

Luxembourg #1 in the EU for government R&D spending per capita

11-08-2022

Recent statistics from EUROSTAT show that the Luxembourg government allocate by far the biggest national R&D budget in the European Union in relation to the size of the population.
Read more

Discovering Luxembourg

05-08-2022

Hills, forests and unique rock formations, medieval castles, UNESCO World Heritage sites and places that witnessed the birth and key progress of the European Union: Luxembourg has much to offer the curious visitor. This truly cosmopolitan country with a long tradition of welcoming people from abroad also provides old and new residents with an excellent quality of life.
Read more

Investor care platform

29-07-2022

Investing abroad is a challenging endeavour. In case you are interested in opening an office or setting up a global or European headquarters in Luxembourg, the partners of Luxembourg Trade & Invest offer a range of high-quality, free services to support you every step of the way and help make your venture a success.
Read more

A gateway for Europe

27-07-2022

South African national Richard Forson, President and CEO of Cargolux Airlines International, has been living in Luxembourg since 2012. We spoke to him about his experience of living and working in Luxembourg.
Read more

700 road mobility companies in Luxembourg

22-07-2022

A recent mapping of Luxembourg’s automotive sector covers no less than 700 mobility companies, ranging from large international groups to numerous SMEs and disruptive start-ups.
Read more

Resources all news

Fermer