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UAE – Luxembourg Tech Startup Opportunities, an initiative by Luxinnovation & Masdar City

About this event

An initiative of The Luxembourg embassy and the Luxembourg Trade & Investment office in Abu Dhabi, Luxinnovation and Masdar City, we will explain the opportunities and the services available to help navigate your expansion.

Hear from industry experts in the fields of Digital, Sustainability and Fintech along with testimonials from corporates and start-ups who have made the journey.

Get involved by asking your questions at the registration so we can be sure to address your concerns.


Introduction I Ambassador Robert Lauer and Jean-Marie Frentz, Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & investment Office in Abu Dhabi

Luxembourg Digital Economy and Tech Startup Ecosystem I David Foy, Head of International Business Development - Digital Economy, Luxinnovation

“Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, Tech Startup Launchpad to the Middle East” I Zoë Harries, Director, Free Zone, Masdar City

Panel discussion I Panelist including startup companies from Abu Dhabi and Luxembourg I Cinar Kurra, CEO, The Catalyst and Abu Dhabi Investment Office - ADIO

  1. Synergies and opportunities for startups between Abu Dhabi and Luxemburg
  2. Company set up options and requirements
  3. Incentives and support for startups in Abu Dhabi and Luxembourg

Q & A

About Masdar

Masdar City is a world-class technology and innovation hub, and a pioneering sustainable urban community in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It brings together education, R&D, technology, and innovation to form a unique ecosystem that is facilitating a new way of living for a more sustainable future for all.

Masdar City is home to the only planned and approved R&D cluster in Abu Dhabi and over the past decade, the City has developed and hosted a number of R&D initiatives. It has also piloted projects across a range of innovation topics covering health, mobility, transportation, renewable energy, and sustainable living.

Within Masdar City, is Masdar City Free Zone; a powerful business enabler and a strategic base from which businesses can build their network locally and globally, explore multiple investment opportunities, and test new technologies

More than 1,100 companies from six continents operate from Masdar City; these include Siemens, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, G42 Healthcare, the Technology Innovation Institute, as well as regional corporations such as Tabreed, the UAE Space Agency and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, along with hundreds of SMEs and startups.

About Luxinnovation and Luxembourg

·        Luxinnovation is Luxembourg’s national innovation agency and empowers companies to innovate today to be ready for tomorrow. The agency contributes to the development of the economy as a whole by identifying innovation opportunities and fostering collaborative innovation projects that stimulate the development of a sustainable, competitive and digital economy.

·        Luxembourg is home to a dynamic startup ecosystem which has grown strongly in only a few years to become an attractive investment hub for many startups, scaleups and innovative companies looking to expand their business to and across Europe.

·        Centrally located at the heart of Europe, Luxembourg, the most international country in the EU, has much to offer startups and scaleups from around the world. Benefits include an ideal testbed for innovative products, an international talent pool, various business incentives and support.

·        Luxembourg’s digital infrastructure, which is already outstanding in terms of connectivity, cybersecurity expertise and secure data storage capacities, is being further boosted, by the business-oriented high performance computer (HPC) MeluXina launched in spring 2021, one of several other public and private initiatives to help businesses innovate and grow nationally and internationally.Based in UAE and looking to do business in Europe or European business looking to enter the UAE market?

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    Nermeen Negm Marketing Manager @ Masdar

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    Jean-Marie Frentz Deputy Head Office, Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi & Executive Director, Luxembourg Trade and Inves @ Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi

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    Zoë Harris Director @ Masdar City

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    Casius Morea CEO @ EmailTree AI

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    Luxinnovation Luxembourg Luxinnovation

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    Christian Ekenberg Company Manager Luxembourg @ Block Gemini

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    David Foy Head of International Business Development Digital Economy @ Luxinnovation

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    Robert Lauer Luxembourg Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates @ Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi

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    Artem Denisov VOLTS

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    Sabrina Amiar