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Three Luxembourgish Projects Selected As The Village Awards 2020 Finalists


16 applications have been selected to compete in the finals to be held on September 24th at the Village by CA, Paris. This year there are three applications from Luxembourg representing three remarkable partnerships between startups and corporates.
by: Silicon Luxembourg
photo: Le Village by CA

It’s time to celebrate in the Grand Duchy. Three startups and corporates will be flying the Luxembourgish flag at the grand finale of the Village Awards to be held in Paris at the start of the new school year in September. EmailTree, DataRobot and FIRIS have been selected and will attempt to win for their respective categories: efficient for the first two and “coup de coeur” for the third.

Of course, this selection would not have been possible without the three corporates also selected alongside the startups, namely Orange Luxembourg, Foyer and ArcelorMittal, three big names in the telecom, insurance and industry sectors, respectively.

“I am pleased that we have three representatives in the finals. The dynamics of the Luxembourgish ecosystem have been highlighted since the announcement of this competition. Of all the “villages” in the Village by CA network, our hub is one of those that has seen the most duets selected,” says Amélie Madinier, head of Hub@Luxembourg, the Luxembourgish branch of the network.

Positioned as a business accelerator between corporates and startups, naturally the Hub@Luxembourg has joined forces with the Luxembourg Open Innovation Club (LOIC) to find the best projects. Among the three selected, EmailTree and Orange Luxembourg have initiated the events organised by the LOIC. Coordinated by the House of Startups (HoST), the club is dedicated to the development of business relations between large accounts, intermediate-sized enterprises and innovative startups through open innovation.

We would like to remind you that among the 8 Luxembourgish applications selected in the semi-finals, 3 were selected for the finals!

  • EmailTree and Orange Luxembourg (in the efficient category)
  • DataRobot and the Foyer group (in the efficient category)
  • FIRIS and ArcelorMittal (in the category “Coup de coeur”)

In total, among the fifty or so semi-finalists from the France, Italy and Luxembourgish networks, 16 applications have been selected and will compete in the finals to be held on 24 September at the Village by CA Paris.


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