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Luxembourg To Be Represented By 14 Selected Startups In The StartUp Europe Awards 2017

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  • Agritech, Climate, Creative, Cybersecurity, Edtech, e-Health, Energy, Fintech, IoT, Smart Cities, Social, Space, Tourism and Water are the categories in which Luxembourg will take part.

  • The Country Manager from Luxembourg is Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community that actively educates, inspires and connects 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassador and is implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe.
(Featured Image: Ceremony Startup Europe Awards / Image Credit © European Commission)

The Country Manager from Luxembourg is Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community, which actively educates, inspires and connects 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities. It nurtures startup ecosystems in 105 countries through events, media and partnerships with organisations like Google for Entrepreneurs. This global community holds monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. The winners were selected by Startup Grind Luxembourg in cooperation with Luxinnovation, an organisation that contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment and Silicon Luxembourg, the leading magazine for startups news and information in Luxembourg.

In the AgriTech category, Evvos has been chosen to participate in the “Eurovision” of StartUp. This startup designs and develops hardware, firmware and cloud integration services platforms. Their in-house hardware and software teams collaborate to ensure optimal interoperability between sensors, data acquisition devices and software.

In the Climate category, Swirl is the winner. This startup is working in renewable energies in the digital society.

In the Creative category, Itondo will represent Luxembourg. The itondo app allows people to virtually hang any artwork on their own wall – to scale – so that art can be previewed live.

Trust1Team will represent Luxembourg for Cybersecurity. Trust1Team is an integrator company that provides its own products based on different open source frameworks in combination with their self-developed software, giving the opportunity to governments, enterprises and organizations to digitalize their processes in a secure and trusted way.

Edutech is the winner in the EdTech category. What this startup does is to set up structures to teach effectively with tablets, as well as the implementation of technological systems for specific cases as a real-time distance learning with networked audio-visual devices or continuing education and pedagogical activities.

Doctena is the Luxembourg company selected for the e-Health category. This app helps people find and book a medical appointment.

FinTech will be represented by Investify. This startup takes care of your assets according to your own ideas, so you can discover the topics in which you want to invest. Then they do the rest. Digital, flexible, passionate.

AirboxLab is the IoT winner in Luxembourg. They created Foobot, the home air-quality monitor that tells you what is in the air you breathe, and controls your other smart devices.

In the Smart Cities category, ExaMotive has been chosen. They believe in intelligent automotive mobility solutions. As the cities become ever more congested, keeping people and goods moving is one of the world’s greatest challenges. ExaMotive was founded on the belief that the way vehicles are used must change, so they are working in Project Dragon.

Digital Inclusion is the Social winner. Digital Inclusion is a non-profit organisation that promotes social inclusion through digital technology.

For Space, OQ Technology will represent Luxembourg. OQ Technology satellites have orbits that allow them to scan the entire surface of the Earth offering customers wide visibility of their assets and the possibility to communicate with their sensors and actuators with near-real time communication. Their system is scalable and can accommodate any size of your assets and fleets with minimum intervention.

VR Creative is the Tourism category choice. Their mission is to bring meaningful and deep VR storytelling to life using GoPro arrays.

In the Water category, the winner is WETEQ. This is a vibrant Luxembourg-based CleanTech company with a proprietary portfolio of innovative chemistry-based solutions for wastewater treatment. They help customers to reduce costs, increase process efficiency, and be compliant and eco-friendlier by solving their water and wastewater challenges.

Last but not least, Tank D will compete in the Energy category. The startup proposes an autonomous and easy to implement solution to address the constraint of organic waste quick deterioration: a long term bio waste storage system that keeps the highest energy potential for several weeks.

We wish them all the best of luck for the StartUp Europe Week competition.

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