Company: LOIC members

Deadline: October 19th

Event: November 21st

The event is sponsored by:

What is the LOIC?

The Luxembourg Open Innovation Club was born in the understanding that big companies and startups need each other. Startups need ways to accelerate validation, market adoption and growth. On the other side, traditional companies need to multiply their bets on innovation by accessing new solutions, business models etc.

In partnership with the actors of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, we enable collaboration between startups from everywhere in the world and big groups based in Luxembourg.

Event format

1 thematic / 10 startups / All LOIC members open to co-innovate

The LOIC selects innovative startups that will pitch during the event, followed by an inspiring keynote speaker.

Sponsored by Encevo Group, the event will take place at the House of Startups (“HoST” – 9 rue du Laboratoire, L-1911 Luxembourg) and all LOIC members are invited to join.

Event schedule:

The expert:

  • 5.00pm: Participants’ arrival and networking with startups
  • 5.15pm: Introduction speech
  • 5.20pm: 1st Pitch session
  • 6.10pm: Intervention of Eric Dubois, from the LIST
  • 6:30pm: 2nd Pitch session
  • 7.20pm: Intervention of Laurent Probst, from PwC
  • 7.30pm: Cocktail and networking
  • 9.00pm: Event’s closing
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At LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology), Prof. Dr. Eric Dubois is the director of the “IT for Innovative Services” department, a group of 120 multidisciplinary people working in the research, development, and innovation regarding new services and applications based on the role of big data analytics for supporting the digital transformation of organisations in different sectors, including smart city.

Innovation dating description
“How to overcome the challenges of a growing country?”

Every country has an interest in smart cities, however Luxembourg and particularly Luxembourg City is a unique case and that is why the LOIC members chose to tackle it.

For example, 300.000 people work in the city daily even though it only counts 120.000 inhabitants.

How is it possible? According to STATEC’s latest report, the number of cross-border workers has considerably increased since 2016. Finding new modes of mobility is a priority for the Grand Duchy.

Moreover, the Government plans that Luxembourg will reach a population of more than 1 million in 2050. Consequently, companies have to be ready to overcome these challenges, in terms of respect for environment, economic development and lifestyle changes.

What will our future cities look like? How smart can we make the country?

To answer those questions, the LOIC is scouting for startups offering solutions in smart city and mobility.

Their solutions will demonstrate their utility for helping corporates with one of these topics:


  • First and last mile solutions
  • Multimodal transport
  • Soft mobility
  • Traffic management
  • Smart parking solutions
  • New modes of transport

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Air quality
  • Sustainable building
  • Housing
  • Waste
Lifestyle changes

  • Health and nutrition
  • Well being, leisure
  • Consumers' habits
  • Security and safety
  • Workplaces / work life
  • Affordability
  • Human care
Economic development

  • Tourism
  • Circular economy
  • Local businesses
  • Disruptive services
  • Knowledge society
  • Smart data

Both young and mature startups from all over the world are welcome to apply.

Early stage startups should however already have a developed prototype/MVP of their solution. They should also be able to provide data on their market validation and have a strong team backing their project.

Startups are committed to pitch in front of LOIC members coming from a wide range of sectors (e.g. finance, insurance, logistic, industry, energy, services, etc) and various positions (CEO, HRO, CIO, CTO, CMO).


This Innovation Dating is an incredible opportunity for startups to present their solutions to the most innovative Luxembourgish key accounts for one night.

After their pitches, a booth will be ready for them to directly explore business opportunities with Luxembourgish corporates.


The applications are closed!

  • October 19th: Last day to apply
  • October 26th: Final selection – ONLY 10 STARTUPS WILL BE SELECTED
  • November 21st: Innovating dating event