July 2022 ISSUE #55

How to automate fund operations

Moving the fund industry from legacy systems and Excel files requiring heavy manual support to simplified fully automated processes for data harmonisation and regulatory compliance: this is the ambitious objective of Next Gate Tech. The young start-up’s efforts have already received the seal of approval from clients and investors alike.

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Infinite Reality plans for European HQ in Luxembourg

The metaverse has the power to transform how consumers interact with brands. We spoke to John Acunto, CEO of metaverse leader Infinite Reality, about how he thinks the metaverse will develop in Europe and about the company’s plans to set up its European HQ in Luxembourg.

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Targeting the African market from Luxembourg

SDG Global develops solar-powered telemedicine and digital education kits designed in particular for the African market. The company has chosen Luxembourg as its base for accelerating its global business.

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Luxembourg #1 in Europe for FDI per capita

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports EY. With 25 FDI projects announced in 2021, Luxembourg ranks first in Europe in terms of investment projects relative to the population size.

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Building skills for the metaverse

The metaverse - integrated 3D virtual worlds - might well revolutionise the way we do business. Luxembourg Trade & Invest discussed the needs to build the right skills and the timeframe for adopting the metaverse with the CEO of leading metaverse company Infinite Reality, John Acunto.

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A Luxembourg testbed for optimising electrical vehicle fleet charging

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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Where research and innovation go hand in hand

Luxembourg has built a competitive, innovation-oriented research ecosystem. The government promotes science as a way to rise to economic and societal challenges, and the National Research Fund funds research excellence and builds bridges with the private sector.

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International start-up delegation

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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A window to Europe

For several years, the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Offices have invited start-ups from their local markets to Luxembourg tech event ICT Spring. Combining the presence at the event with a tailor-made visit programme, this offers a concrete insight into what it would mean to locate their European offices in Luxembourg.

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In my opinion, Luxembourg is the centre of the world, for lots of reasons. The first and foremost is the diversity of languages and of the people who live and work in Luxembourg. What an amazing melting pot of Europe, and of the world!

John Acunto, CEO, Infinite Realilty

Why startups choose Luxembourg (3/4): Accelerating initiatives

Luxembourg offers a range initiatives aimed at helping high-potential start-ups take off. Our international panel of entrepreneurs highlight how different initiatives helped them develop and better understand business in Europe.

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Why startups choose Luxembourg (4/4): A supportive ecosystem

What is it like to be part of the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem? Four start-ups of different origins speak about their experience of everything from finding investors and clients to the easy access to decision makers.

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Luxembourg living

An important industrial centre during the heydays of Luxembourg’s steel production, Esch-sur-Alzette is today a vibrant innovation hub. Located directly on the French border, the Grand Duchy’s second largest city is characterised by a deep-rooted cultural diversity. It is home to well over 100 nationalities and residents frequently cross the borders to Belgium, Germany and France.

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26/10/2022 to 27/10/2022

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