Digital opportunities in Luxembourg at ICT Spring

 (Credit photo : Luxinnovation)

(Credit photo : Luxinnovation)

Luxinnovation will be present at ICT Spring with a stand that will connect international start-ups and companies with investors and some of Luxembourg’s most innovative companies.

Over 5,000 key decision makers in the fields of information and communication technologies, finance and banking will meet at ICT Spring in Luxembourg on 15-16 May 2018. Luxinnovation’s stand targets company managers interested in knowing more about the advantages of doing business in and from Luxembourg.

“When I introduce people to Luxembourg, they are amazed by what they see: a dynamic business community, a highly skilled workforce, one of the best digital infrastructures in the world and a perfect place to use as a test bed for new digital concepts,” says David Foy, head of sector development – digital economy at Luxinnovation. “Our stand has been designed to capture that sense of surprise and amazement and to show visitors the advantages and opportunities offered here.”

Start-up pitches

An exciting element at the Luxinnovation stand will be the pitching platform for international start-ups looking for contacts and partnerships in Europe. “We have invited promising ICT start-ups from China, Israel, Japan, Korea and Russia who will present their business ideas and collaboration interests during thematic pitching sessions,” says Mr Foy. The platform will also be used for demos of interactive products using the latest innovative technologies.

Opening doors

In-between the pitches, Luxinnovation experts will present their services. “Together with the Ministry of the Economy and the Chamber of Commerce, we offer very comprehensive support to international companies interested in Luxembourg,” says Gaston Trauffler, Luxinnovation’s Director for marketing, communication & strategy. “Our start-up team coaches young innovative companies and helps entrepreneurs from abroad get established here and find partners and investors. Together with our cluster managers, we also open the doors to the business community in the most relevant sectors.”

Luxinnovation also plays a key role for companies looking for funding for their R&D and innovation projects. “We can advise any company located in Luxembourg on how to successfully apply for national and European R&D and innovation funding and identify the most suitable funding instruments,” says Dr Trauffler.

Innovation in action

Luxembourg is today home to leading companies in the automotive, media and communication sectors, among others, and is further expanding into fields such as high performance computing and big data analytics. The Luxinnovation stand will offer visitors an opportunity to walk through the history of the country and get a taste of the future.

Luxinnovation has also invited the University of Luxembourg to be present on the stand with a 3D scanner developed by Luxembourg company Artec 3D. The University uses the scanner for a research project on analysing body forms, and stand visitors are invited to be scanned as part of the project. “In just a few minutes, you can make a concrete contribution to research and innovation in Luxembourg – and get a 3D scan of yourself as a memory,” Mr Foy concludes.

To participate, please register here and visit us at booth I6