Hot off the press, the second issue of Happen provides an insight into business opportunities and advantages in Luxembourg and showcases the country’s technological excellence and innovative spirit.
Japanese space robotics company ispace opened an office in Luxembourg in February 2017. “We were looking for a European base to expand our business development and operations,” says Managing Director Kyle Acierno. “When the Space Resource initiative was launched, we saw that the vision of the Luxembourg government was very similar to our own.”
Over the past two years, Luxembourg has established itself as the European hotspot for “new space” companies engaged in the commercial exploration and exploitation of space resources. In order to support its fast expanding space community, the country launched a business-oriented space agency in September 2018. The agency will support the industry, attract new companies, develop human resources and offer innovative financial solutions.
With offices in the US, the UK and Singapore, space data and analytics company Spire opened its European headquarters in Luxembourg at the beginning of 2018. It was the SpaceResources.lu initiative and Luxembourg’s innovative vision for the new space economy that first attracted the company’s interest. “Luxembourg definitely has all the ingredients for becoming a main centre for the space economy in the coming decade,” affirms CEO Peter Platzer.
National space agencies with huge public budgets are no longer the only ones able to venture into space: today, private companies realise and fund their own space missions. The NewSpace Europe conference hosted in Luxembourg on 27-28 November focused on how free enterprise and the use of normal business practices are disrupting the space sector and creating a completely new industry.
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Luxembourg, September 12, 2018 – The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) officially launched operations today with the goal of promoting the further economic development of the Grand Duchy’s space industry ... Read more
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Lors d’une conférence de presse en date du 2 mai 2017, la secrétaire d’État à l’Économie Francine Closener et le CEO Jean-Paul Schuler ont présenté le rapport d’activité 2016 de Luxinnovation. Constit... Read more
Annual Report 2016
LUXEMBOURG ECONOMIC PROMOTION STRATEGY
Fit 4 Start - Cedric Spaas, CEO of Arspectra“We chose Luxembourg for the central location and potential to grow.”
Luxembourg Space ClusterThe Luxembourg Space Cluster focuses on the following thematic areas: Space telecommunications, Global Navigation Satellite System and Location based Applications, Earth observation, Maritime security and safety, Space related technologies.