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Salonkee raises €1 million from Luxembourg investors

21-01-2019

The start-up specialising in online appointments for hairdressers and beauty salons closed its first round in mid-January, bringing together exclusively Luxembourg investors.
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Fit 4 Start#8: applications are open

08-01-2019

To transform ideas into value creation, start-ups sometimes need a significant boost. For innovative entrepreneurs, participating in such a programme is an opportunity to strengthen their network but also to launch and develop their project. Participation in Fit 4 Start makes it possible to gain visibility with potential customers or even to find investors, a driving factor. It is also a simple way to test the appetite of the market for an idea and consequently to improve one’s services and products.
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New opportunity to accelerate your business with Luxembourg’s Fit 4 Start programme

07-12-2018

On 21 December Luxinnovation’s new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start will open. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
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Luxinnovation and Maison Moderne are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of Happen

29-11-2018

Happen is an annual business magazine that unveils the technological excellence and innovative spirit of Luxembourg and its companies to an international audience.
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Evvos wins best European agritech start-up award

22-11-2018

Luxembourg start-up Evvos is one of 18 companies that were recognised as the best start-ups in Europe. Evvos won the StartUp Europe Award in the category “agritech” for its innovative solution enabling farmers to measure environmental parameters to support planting, irrigation and harvesting using remote sensors.
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Luxembourg – fertile ground for growth of Green Tech and Industry 4.0 start-ups

07-11-2018

Green Tech and Industry 4.0 are two major emerging technology trends. Luxembourg is at the forefront of innovation in both fields, as can be seen by a number of initiatives being implemented throughout the country.
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Mapping hotel DNA

06-11-2018

Luxembourg-based start-up Travelsify uses artificial intelligence to help internet users find the hotels and restaurants that can provide them with exactly the experience they are looking for. The company has recently raised €5 million in a new funding round led by AccorHotels.
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Start-up expertise for safeguarding data

06-11-2018

Data has become the most precious asset in the new digital economy – and, as a consequence, the target of increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber attacks. Luxinnovation spoke to four start-ups about current cybersecurity trends and their view of the Luxembourg cybersecurity ecosystem.
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Technology innovation for better health

22-10-2018

The development of new health technologies, often based on an innovative use of ICT, has the potential to improve healthcare in general as well as to create economic benefits and growth. Developing this sector is a priority for Luxembourg, and the country is implementing multiple initiatives with this as their objective.
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Fit 4 Start: new participants and Graduates revealed

05-10-2018

On Thursday 4 October, more than 300 start-ups and leading players in the start-up ecosystem responded to Luxinnovation's invitation to attend the Fit 4 Start Selection & Graduation Day, an event dedicated to inspiring start-ups in the fields of ICT and health technologies.
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In search of innovation “made in Russia”

28-09-2018

The advantages of Luxembourg as a host country for Russian innovative companies were highlighted during a visit to the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow on 21 September 2018.
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LePlateauLUX : innovation with Société Générale

21-09-2018

Sociéte Générale bank in Luxembourg launched #LePlateauLUX, its innovation laboratory, designed to foster collaboration between internal project developers, start-ups and the Fintech ecosystem in Luxembourg.
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Fit 4 Start Selection & Graduation Day: more than 60 ICT and HealthTech start-ups in the spotlight

17-09-2018

A day full of fresh ideas and innovative projects; inspiring start-ups in the fields of ICT and Health Technologies present themselves. The next Fit 4 Start Selection & Graduation Day will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018 at Kinepolis Kirchberg and will allow the audience to discover 62 innovative start-ups.
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Successful take-off for the Luxembourg Space Agency

12-09-2018

This Wednesday, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) was officially launched, with the aim of promoting the economic development of the Grand Duchy's space industry. A dedicated fund is also being set up, targeting an initial capital of 100 million euros to support the emergence of new space companies with innovative ideas and technologies.
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Understanding the real estate market with Houser

23-08-2018

Luxinnovation spoke with the founders of Houser, a start-up of the very first Fit 4 Start edition in 2015. Houser is a real-estate data analytics company whose mission is to become the trusted source of professional real-estate information.
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Fit 4 Start: “Paying attention to the needs of each start-up”

08-08-2018

Luxinnovation is currently inviting ICT and health tech start-ups to apply to the next edition of the acceleration programme Fit 4 Start that will support 15 promising start-ups with launching their businesses successfully in Luxembourg.
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Discover the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem in 8 videos

23-07-2018

Digital Luxembourg produced a videos series about the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem. You will get to know the start-up community, the main incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces as well as the major players helping you to launch a successful start-up.
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Fit 4 Start: A customer discovery journey

18-07-2018

Fit 4 Start offers ICT and health tech start-ups pre-seed funding and 16 intense weeks of coaching to help them avoid pitfalls and maximise their chances of success. The main mission of programme coach Michel Blumenthal is to support participants with gaining an in-depth understanding of the real needs of their clients and using this knowledge to build sustainable business models.
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MyMedBot a virtual companion for patients with a life-threatening chronic condition

16-07-2018

MyMedBot is a virtual personal assistant which empowers young people who live with a life-threatening chronic condition to fully live their life without fear. Through our mobile application, a MyMedBot user can pre-emptively setup an emergency plan and have the peace of mind that the right people will know how to help when they need to – no matter if in a classroom or on a night out.
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Place your ads at the right time with Metri

16-07-2018

Metri allows companies to save money and increase conversions by showing the right ads at the right time.
Companies can use triggers like weather data, stock market data, or website activity to automatically pause/un-pause ads or increase/decrease bids.
For example, a food delivery company could show more ads on a rainy day or show more “buy bitcoins” ads when the price of Bitcoin is low.

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Salonkee brings beauty salons into the digital future

16-07-2018

Salonkee is disrupting the hair- and beauty sector by digitalising hairdressers, masseurs and beauty salons with innovative and highly effective software solutions. We provide salons with anything from online bookings, automated appointment reminders, a smart digital calendar, a point-of-sale and stock management, bringing them into the future and making them much more competitive as opposed to “old-fashioned” pen & paper salons.
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ICT and health tech start-ups: Apply now for Fit 4 Start

09-07-2018

Are you launching a start-up and determined to succeed? Luxembourg’s acceleration programme Fit 4 Start offers you intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed funding and access to key networks. The next edition will accept 10 start-ups in the field of ICT and another 5 specialising in health technologies.
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CarPay-Diem mobile payment solution spotted by Volkswagen

06-07-2018

Created two years ago, Luxembourg start-up CarPay-Diem offers a mobile payment solution for the (many) motorists who refuel at petrol stations. The company was discovered by the German group Volkswagen during the last Cebit trade fair in Hanover, and has, as a result, been offered a six-month stay at Die Gläserne Manufaktur, the group’s innovation incubator based in Dresden.
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Inkspired, a platform for the creative writing community

06-07-2018

Inkspired is a digital platform for emerging writers and readers, where users can read, write and publish creative stories and book series.
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Univize helps students to find the right university

06-07-2018

Univize is an online platform that helps students find the right university. On Univize, prospective university students can connect with current university students and ask all their questions. This way they are able to get insider information on topics such as course load, cost of living or nightlife, which is nearly impossible to find out otherwise. In return, university students are rewarded for guiding and helping other students.
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Reduce your environmental impact with Hopes

03-07-2018

Hopes provides a range of independent clean energy services allowing its members to reduce their cost and environmental impact. Contributing in the longer term to the development of a self-sufficient local community of users based on the principle of circular and sharing economy.

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Zappy - a breakthrough in computer automation

03-07-2018

Zappy is a breakthrough in computer automation that learns user behaviour by simply observing users at work. Zappy.AI enables its users to spend more time doing what they love to do and less time doing what they have to do.
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Official opening of the Innovation Hub Dudelange

02-07-2018

On Saturday 30 June 2018, Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy, officially inaugurated the start-up incubator Innovation Hub Dudelange.
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Luxembourg to host European HPC headquarters

25-06-2018

Luxembourg will host EuroHPC, the joint structure for the European project of strategic interest on high performance computing (HPC). This was definitely decided by the European Commission on 25 June 2018.
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Klin co-founder named Creative Young Entrepreneur Luxembourg

15-06-2018

Antoine Hron, co-founder of ecological dry-cleaning specialist Klin, won first prize at the Creative Young Entrepreneur Luxembourg (CYEL) 2018 award ceremony on 14 June. The second prize went to OUNI, Luxembourg’s first packaging-free organic grocery store, and the third to Assurbox, a platform facilitating the communication between insurers and their partners.
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