Mind & Market in Luxembourg expands to include new heavyweights
15 May 2017
The initiative that brings together creative minds and experienced market players in Luxembourg is taking a new shape as RTL, Fedil, Paul Wurth Incub and Equilibre are joining the club. Mind & Market in Luxembourg has launched its call for applications for its next Mind & Market Forum in Belval on 14 November.
Luxembourg, 15 May 2017: As a result of the increasing focus on entrepreneurship in Luxembourg, the Mind & Market in Luxembourg initiative is broadening its scope and has invited new associates onboard. What started off as an initiative by Deloitte Luxembourg, Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Luxinnovation, University of Luxembourg and Mind & Market ASBL in 2015 has now expanded to also include RTL, Fedil, Paul Wurth Incub and Equilibre.
The overarching goal of Mind & Market in Luxembourg is to help creative minds in Luxembourg and the Greater Region turn their innovative ideas into business reality.
“There is a lot going on in Luxembourg when it comes to new ideas and out of the box thinking. The steering committee is very pleased to strengthen the Mind & Market initiative by welcoming our new associates with their valuable input and experience. In this way, the initiative will better represent the diversity in the local ecosystem,” explains Luc Brucher, Partner at Deloitte Luxembourg.
Where minds and markets mingle
Mind & Market in Luxembourg organizes an annual forum where startups can pitch their projects and get valuable feedback from experienced market players. The third edition of the forum will take place in Maison du savoir in Belval on 14 November 2017, and the organizers opened its call for applications. The previous editions of the forum showcased respectively 35 and 24 innovative projects of different maturity level across a range of categories. This year’s edition will include also more established projects and startups, without taking the spotlight away from first-stage ideas.
“This year, the steering committee would like to ensure a clear link to the Luxembourg market, and we will put priority on startups linked to digital technologies and Industry 4.0,” adds Valérie Tollet, Partner at Deloitte Luxembourg. The forum will be open to startups from all parts of Europe.
A promising meeting place
Mind & Market brings together creative project owners, disruptive startups, innovative companies and potential investors. By matching innovative solutions to the needs of the market, the initiative acts as a facilitator for the growth of startups.
Throughout the year, the Mind & Market in Luxembourg platform creates a meeting place for creative minds and experienced business people on the lookout for the next big thing, and thereby helps individuals develop their innovative ideas and build a winning team.
For more information about Mind & Market in Luxembourg, please visit http://bit.ly/MindandMarketLU.
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In Luxembourg, Deloitte consists of 83 partners and over 1,600 employees and is amongst the leading professional service providers on the market. For over 60 years, Deloitte has delivered high added-value services to national and international clients. Our multidisciplinary teams consist of specialists from different sectors and guarantee harmonised quality services to our clients in their field. Deloitte General Services, société à responsabilité limitée, is an affiliate of the Luxembourg member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, one of the world’s leading networks of professional services firms.
Operating at the heart of Luxembourg’s innovation system, Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, focuses on stimulating the competitiveness of the country’s economy through research, innovation, creativity and design by providing a wide range of integrated and tailor-made services. The Agency is a key partner for all who are interested in launching innovative activities in Luxembourg – from entrepreneurs, managers of start-up companies and researchers to foreign enterprises and investors. Luxinnovation acts as facilitator for clients that are seeking national or European funding, planning to launch an innovative activity, looking for technological expertise or aiming to upgrade their innovation management activities. The Agency also helps with partner searches and can facilitate contacts with national authorities, support agencies, public research organisations and companies that could be future partners or clients.
About the Luxembourg National Research Fund
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. The FNR invests public funds into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. Furthermore, the FNR supports and coordinates activities to promote scientific culture and to raise public awareness for research and science. It also advises the Luxembourg government on research policy and strategy.
About the University of Luxembourg
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About Mind & Market asbl
L’initiative Mind & Market a été lancée en 2009 à Louvain-la-Neuve, pour aider les entrepreneurs à répondre à ces défis, à l’instigation de l’association d’entreprises Alliance Centre BW asbl, et de l’Université catholique de Louvain. Différents outils ont été développés, dont notamment les Forums annuels et la plateforme web www.mindandmarket.com.
Mind & Market soutient des projets entrepreneuriaux innovants. L’innovation s’entend ici au sens large (innovation de produits, procédés et services) et dans tous les secteurs d’activité (santé, TIC, ingénierie, chimie, agro-alimentaire, marketing, management, développement durable, ...).
Avec une croissance constante depuis 2009, l'édition 2014 du Forum Mind & Market à Louvain-la-Neuve a attiré plus de 450 participants autour de 65 projets innovants.