The Digital ICT Week, organised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and its Enterprise Europe Network, together with Farvest, was inaugurated on 30th November 2020, in presence of the Luxembourg Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. H.E. Mr Lex Delles highlighted the importance of digitalisation in fostering competitiveness of companies and touched upon the initiatives of the Ministry in helping SMEs in their digital transformation.
Ms Sabrina Sagramola, Manager International Affairs of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, focused on convergence of internationalisation, digitalisation and how the union of the two can result in successful cooperation. Mr Kamel Amroune, CEO of Farvest, spoke about the objective of the DIGITAL WEEK as a federator of fostering partnerships and innovation.
Mr Giacomo Mattinò, Head of Unit next to DG Internal Market of the European Commission mentioned the numerous European initiatives such as the Europe4Digital programme to help European companies in their digitalisation drive as well as making European companies fit for the digital area.
Ms Vanda Narciso, National Coordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network Portugal next to IAPMEI, the Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation of SMEs, focused on the importance of building international partnerships and synergies.
Key ingredients to startup acceleration
The inauguration of the DIGITAL ICT Week was followed by a charged session on startup acceleration and fund rasing with Mr Alain Rodermann, Founding Partner of Expon Capital, Mr Nicolas Valaize, Fund Raising Advisor of the House of Startups, Mr Robert Glaesner, CEO of Talkwalker and Mr Jonathan Prince, Co-Founder of Finologee.
The first day of the DIGITAL ICT Week was concluded with a presentation of one of Luxembourg’s flagship project, the MeluXina. The session had the honour to welcome Mr Pascal Bouvry, CEO LuxProvide, Mr Valentin Plugaru, CTO LuxProvide, Mr Matthieu Lefebvre, Group leader Users’ engagement and professional services, LuxProvide. It touched the scientific and commercial advantages of MeluXina high performance computer and how it will foster research and Innovation.
Replays are available online:
- 30/11) Inauguration of the Digital ICT Week: https://vimeo.com/486743298
- 30/11) A conversation with experts: what are the ingredients required to scale a startup? https://vimeo.com/486744660
- 30/11) Discover MeluXina: Luxembourg’s world-class supercomputer: https://vimeo.com/486747018
- 1/12) Five things you need to know about ICT Luxembourg: https://vimeo.com/486744013
Communicated by the Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg