Last night, the University of Luxembourg officially launched its incubator for startups and innovative projects. A hundred people attended the ceremony in the premises of the Student Lounge in Esch-Belval.
(Featured Image: Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, signed the golden book during the opening ceremony of the University of Luxembourg Incubator / Image Credit © University of Luxembourg)
Following the launch of its entrepreneurship program, Ideation Camp, last year, the University aimed to foster entrepreneurship and helped students bringing their ideas to life. Now it’s a done deal with the University of Luxembourg Incubator. All students registered at the University of Luxembourg, regardless of their level (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate/PhD) or field of studies can now take benefit from the initiatives provided by the Incubator on the Belval Campus.
CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, officially inaugurated the incubator in the presence of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. 7.8 million students benefited from Cisco’s learning program over the past 20 years and 1.3 million are in the process of learning from Cisco’s expertise currently. The 6,000 students of the University of Luxembourg will now be supported by the worldwide leader in IT and networking.
The incubator is currently located in the student lounge building and will likely move to the House of Arts and Students according to Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University.
To standardized with the other initiatives took over the past months and years in Luxembourg and with the upcoming opening of the Luxembourg City Incubator, the name of University of Luxembourg Incubator has been chosen. However, the logo (see picture below) is hiding the name “Hive” – which was the name voted for by students and partners in the beginning of the year. No doubt the incubator will buzz to the sound of entrepreneurs’ ideas from now!