May 2020 ISSUE #31

COVID-19 crisis: Luxembourg remains a committed start-up nation

Luxembourg’s commitment as a start-up nation stands firm. A number of initiatives are being launched to help start-ups continue their activity and use their innovation capacities to help alleviate and overcome the crisis.

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Cleantech Forum goes interactive

This year’s edition of the Cleantech Forum Europe, hosted in Luxembourg, will be held on 7-9 December. Until then, a series of online events starting on 19-20 May will explore innovations that help accelerate the transition to a cleaner world.

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From spin-off to technology platform: the MPG story

Molecular Plasma Group combines unique molecular plasma technology with a visionary team. The Luxembourg start-up, which also uses its technology to help fight COVID-19, is about to make a major international breakthrough.

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Combining technology and insurance for a better life

A graduate of start-up programme Fit 4 Start, OKO combines satellite data and mobile phone technology to provide affordable and accessible crop insurance to farmers in Africa. A truly useful offering, also in these times of the global pandemic.

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Public-private research partnerships to combat COVID-19

The National Research Fund (FNR) has launched a call for research projects addressing COVID-19. The call is now open to public-private partnerships, thus making it possible for Luxembourg-based enterprises and research organisations to join forces.

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Benchmarks

Luxembourg maintains AAA credit ranking

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Luxembourg 2nd leading green finance centre

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Luxembourg 18th most competitive financial centre

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Luxembourg living

New Zealander Genna Elvin loves the multicultural environment of Luxembourg. The co-founder of Tadaweb runs her start-up from the City of Sciences in Belval. “You can come from anywhere, and most people are fluent in English, which really facilitates contacts,” she says. “Luxembourg is really a forward-looking country, ready to make the necessary changes.”

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Coming up - Events

19/05/2020 to 20/05/2020

Cleantech Interactive: Innovating for Resilience

07/12/2020 to 09/12/2020

2020 Cleantech Forum Europe

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