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Based in UAE and looking to do business in Europe or a European business looking to enter the UAE market?

Join our webinar on Monday 3 October organised by Luxinnovation and Masdar City, in close coordination with the Luxembourg Embassy and the Luxembourg Trade & Investment office in Abu Dhabi, to find out more about the opportunities and the services available to help navigate your expansion.

Hear from industry experts in the fields of Digital, Sustainability and Fintech along with testimonials from corporates and start-ups who have successfully made the journey.

Indicate what you would like to know when you register so we can be sure to answer as many of your questions as possible.

About Masdar City – UAE

  • Masdar City is a world-class technology and innovation hub, and a pioneering sustainable urban community in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It brings together education, R&D, technology, and innovation to form a unique ecosystem that is facilitating a new way of living for a more sustainable future for all.
  • Masdar City is home to the only planned and approved R&D cluster in Abu Dhabi and over the past decade, the City has developed and hosted a number of R&D initiatives. It has also piloted projects across a range of innovation topics covering health, mobility, transportation, renewable energy, and sustainable living.
  • Within Masdar City, is Masdar City Free Zone; a powerful business enabler and a strategic base from which businesses can build their network locally and globally, explore multiple investment opportunities, and test new technologies.
  • More than 1,100 companies from six continents operate from Masdar City; these include Siemens, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, G42 Healthcare, the Technology Innovation Institute, as well as regional corporations such as Tabreed, the UAE Space Agency and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, along with hundreds of SMEs and startups.

About Luxinnovation and Luxembourg


  • Luxinnovation is Luxembourg’s national innovation agency and empowers companies to innovate today to be ready for tomorrow. The agency contributes to the development of the economy as a whole by identifying innovation opportunities and fostering collaborative innovation projects that stimulate the development of a sustainable, competitive and digital economy.
  • Luxembourg is home to a dynamic startup ecosystem which has grown strongly in only a few years to become an attractive investment hub for many startups, scaleups and innovative companies looking to expand their business to and across Europe.
  • Centrally located at the heart of Europe, Luxembourg, the most international country in the EU, has much to offer startups and scaleups from around the world. Benefits include an ideal testbed for innovative products, an international talent pool, and various business incentives and support, to name just a few. Discover more.
  • Luxembourg’s digital infrastructure, which is already outstanding in terms of connectivity, cybersecurity and secure data storage capacities, is being further boosted, by the business-oriented high performance computer (HPC) MeluXina launched in spring 2021, one of several public and private initiatives to help businesses innovate and grow nationally and internationally.


Welcome: Robert Lauer, Luxembourg Ambassador to UAE

Presentation: Jean-Marie Frentz, Deputy Head of Mission, Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi & Executive Director, Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Abu Dhabi

Keynote: “Luxembourg Digital Economy and Tech Startup Ecosystem’ – David Foy (15 min)

Presentation: “Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Tech Startup Launchpad to the Middle East” – Zoë Harries, Director, Free Zone, Masdar City (10 min)

Panel (20 min): Panelists including startup companies from UAE and Luxembourg

  • BlockGemini  –  Christian Ekenberg,  Company Manager Luxembourg
  • EmailTree –  Casius Morea,  CEO
  • Volts – Artem Denisov,  Co-Founder
  • HydroArtPod – Richard Pate, Founder and CEO

Focus on:

– Synergies and opportunities for startups between Abu Dhabi and Luxembourg

– Company set up options and requirements

– Incentives and support for startups in UAE and Luxembourg

Q & A (15 min)

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Come and meet us

If you would like to learn more or discuss in more detail, David Foy, our Head of International Business Development for the Digital Economy will be in Dubai during GITEX from 10 – 14 October so please get in touch via email at to set up an appointment.

David will also be part of the panel discussion ‘The state of play of sustainable cities and buildings in the 6G and web 3.0 era’ which will take place at GITEX on 13 October from 15:40 h – 16:30 h in the Sheikh Rashid Hall, under the section Digital Cities x Ai.

Our team in the Luxembourg Trade & Investment office in Abu Dhabi is there to help and would be delighted to assist you with the expansion of your business to Luxembourg and your entrance into the European markets. The team also facilitates trade between Luxembourg and the Gulf region and supports Luxembourg-based businesses in the establishment and development of their activities on the Gulf region markets. Visit our website to get in touch.

David Foy
Luxinnovation Luxembourg Head of International Business Development, DIgital Economy


Nadia Benchouk
Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office Abu Dhabi Senior Commercial Advisor

Sabrina Amiar
Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office Abu Dhabi Senior Commercial Advisor

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