The Luxembourg Trade & Invest website regularly publishes articles on topics of interest to international companies looking for an attractive business location in Europe. A deep dive into our website analytics shows which articles were the most read in 2020.

Luxembourg performance in international rankings

How Luxembourg performs in various economic and societal fields compared to other countries is obviously an interesting and relevant topic for many of our readers – and the country frequently ranks highly in various international studies. 5 of the 10 most read articles in 2020 cover Luxembourg’s position in international rankings:

Coronavirus pandemic: Market trends and Luxembourg response

Companies across the world have obviously been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and many of our readers found our articles related to this topic interesting. Our 3rd most read article in 2020 focused on the study produced by national innovation agency Luxinnovation on market trends that will shape the post COVID-19 economy.

Top articles also speak about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Luxembourg economy, the country’s management of the health crisis and on the COVID-19 test kit developed by Luxembourg-based Siemens Healthineers.

8 steps to start a business in Luxembourg

Many of our readers are looking for practical information about how to create a company in Luxembourg. An article on the new version of the brochure “How to set up a business in Luxembourg” published in July completes the list of the 10 most read texts in 2020.

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Entering the metaverse market


Often considered as the next iteration of the internet, the metaverse is expected to play a key role in the digital transformation of the economy. But is it just hype, or a trend with real substance? We spoke to Arnaud Lambert, Director Digital Transformation, and Sara Bouchon, Director Market Intelligence at Luxinnovation, to find out more.
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Launch of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator call for projects


From today on, the call for projects of the Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator (HIA) will be open to national and international applications in order to promote innovative solutions in support of the global humanitarian sector. Applications can be submitted until 1 March 2023.
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“Break down the diversity barriers”


Opening a first European office is a big step for many international companies that do not only need to handle business aspects, but also cultural and linguistical challenges. Toshihiko “Toby” Otsuka, CEO of Rakuten Europe, shares how this Japanese company managed to overcome such barriers when establishing its European headquarters in Luxembourg.
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“Revalidate your assumptions”


Argentine digital health company ViewMind opened its European office in Luxembourg a few years ago. Mark Edwards, CEO, and Matias Shulz, COO of ViewMind, share their insights into key points to keep in mind for international companies that target the European market.
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People and partnerships key to success


In late 2017, San Francisco-based global space-based data, analytics and space services provider Spire opened its Luxembourg office to increase its European footprint. We spoke to John Lusk, COO of Spire Maritime, about what he sees as the main success factors and pitfalls to be avoided for international companies expanding to Europe.
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