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Launch of the University of Luxembourg Incubator

Last night, the University of Luxembourg officially launched the University of Luxembourg Incubator for startups and innovative projects. Over one hundred people attended the ceremony at the Student Lounge in Esch-Belval.
(Featured Image: Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, signed the golden book during the opening ceremony of the University of Luxembourg Incubator / Image Credit © University of Luxembourg)

Following last year’s launch of the Ideation Camp, a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program, the University refocused its efforts on entrepreneurship and helping students bring their ideas to life. Now it’s a done deal with the University of Luxembourg Incubator. All students registered at the University of Luxembourg, regardless of their level (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate/PhD) or field of study, can now benefit from the initiatives provided by the Incubator on the Belval Campus.

CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, officially inaugurated the incubator in the presence of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. Over 7.8 million students have benefited from Cisco’s learning program over the past 20 years, and 1.3 million are in the process of learning from Cisco’s expertise. The University’s 6,000 students will now be supported by world’s IT and networking leader.

The incubator is currently located in the student lounge building and will soon move to the House of Arts and Students according to Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University.

To standardize branding with other initiatives taken over the past years in Luxembourg as well as the upcoming opening of the Luxembourg City Incubator, the University of Luxembourg Incubator name has been chosen. However, the logo (see picture below) is hiding the name “Hive” – the name voted for by students and partners in the beginning of the year. No doubt the incubator will buzz to the sound of entrepreneurs’ ideas going forward!

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