Launch Of New Fit 4 Start Edition Features Blazing Supercomputer MeluXina

The 12th edition of the Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation’s Fit 4 Start is open for applications. The country’s leading acceleration programme will allow up to five startups the chance to use Luxembourg’s new Supercomputer MeluXina.

Keeping acceleration programmes fresh and exciting is hard. However, with this year’s focus on ICT, HealthTech, Space and – most importantly – data analytics with Supercomputer MeluXina, Fit 4 Start’s 12th edition promises to be a success.

Launched in 2015 by the Ministry of the Economy, and managed by Luxinnovation with the support of Technoport and the Luxembourg-City innovator, Fit 4 Start has quickly established itself as a leading acceleration programme in the region. Its coaching, funding and access to important networks make it an easy choice for up-and-coming startups.

The new edition which will run from January to June 2022 is building on past successes in ICT, HealthTech and Space verticals and adds a special high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics section – open for startups across all sectors.

Innovators, entrepreneurs and startups consisting of at least two people are eligible to apply. Of the 20 selected startups, which have to be younger than five years, up to five will be selected for the HPC and data analytics section.

“We believe this is an outstanding opportunity for ambitious tech entrepreneurs to deliver cutting edge products and solutions to European markets.”

Taking Leaps With Supercomputers

The limited financial means of startups often impede their development. With access to MeluXina, data analytics startups can take leaps that would otherwise be impossible – or take a very long time.

“Granting access to Meluxina via Fit 4 Start is a strong competitive advantage to the selected high potential startups in the acceleration programme across industries”, says Stefan Berend, Head of Start-up Acceleration at Luxinnovation. “We believe this is an outstanding opportunity for ambitious tech entrepreneurs to deliver cutting edge products and solutions to European markets.”

Luxembourg not only provides the technological means to do advanced data analytics work, it also provides the infrastructure. Its newly inaugurated national HPC center tailors its “use and support” service model to the needs to the startups and helps them make the most of this amazing opportunity.

The startups wanting to take part at this exciting 12th edition of Fit 4 Start have until 4 October 2021 and can apply via this link. The pre-selected startups will be announced on 22 October 2021.

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