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How to benefit from governmental aid and grants

February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

THE 360° OF FUNDRAISING – Discover the full value chain of fundraising in Luxembourg

How to benefit from governmental aid and grants ✅     

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In our first series of digital events in 2021, we introduce you to key figures from across the scene of startup fundraising in Luxembourg. Angel investors, VCs, institutional investors, government support, and alternative finance.

You are a startup or SME and would like to know which governmental financial schemes and innovation funding support are available to you. Then subscribe to our session on Wednesday, February 17th at 12h00 and engage live.




12h00 – 12h35 PM – Panel Discussion – How to benefit from governmental aid and grants

Listen in and learn about:

  • Which government entity to reach out to for which startup project and scale-up
  • And how to access financing and research support at different development stages of your company

12h35 – 12h40 PM – Quiz – Have you paid attention?

Take part in the live quiz and become a top-scoring champ. The three best scoring participants will be displayed and be able to introduce themselves.

12h40 PM – 1h10 PM (two workshops to choose from)

Your in-depth guide to accessing public funding support


Workshop 1:

Meet Stefan Berend, Head of Startup Acceleration at Luxinnovation and Younis, Founder of ZAZ Ventures. In less than 30 minutes you’ll explore the latest funding and acceleration programs to consider as a startup and scale-up. (Young innovative enterprise, EIC accelerator program…)

Workshop 2:

Meet Andreea Monnat, Deputy CEO of FnR and Radu State, Head of Sedan / University of Luxembourg. In less than 30 minutes you’ll explore

  • The advantages of public funding compared to private funding
  • The benefits for an entrepreneur to engage with researcher
  • Exclusive use-case

About our speakers:

Dr. Andreea Monnat is Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the main funder of public research in Luxembourg. She has designed and implemented large technology transfer and entrepreneurship programs that help bridge the technical and funding gap between research-driven discoveries and their potential for commercialization and utilization, developing and promoting strong collaborations between various stakeholders, including the public and private sectors. She considers herself as a tech and space aficionado.

Stefan Berend is Head of Start-up Acceleration at Luxinnovation GIE. He’s in charge of the Fit4Start programme powered by the Ministry of the Economy, that has attracted 1000s of European startups to turn their attention to Luxembourg. Stefan and his team have also been highly active in the set up support systems and additional programs to help the startup ecosystem during the current pandemic.

Dr. Radu State is the Head of the research group SEDAN at the SnT and Professor at the University of Luxembourg. His main research interests are in the areas of Blockchain, Big Data Systems and Network Security and has developed multiple industry partnerships attracting important competitive co-funded projects worth million euros in the past years. His ambition has now switched from applied research to spin-off development to create both entrepreneurship success story and generate high skill job opportunities for PhD graduates. Radu has also been active in disseminating and promoting science and technology to a larger audience.  He has organized several meetups and hackathons in Fintech as a modest contribution within in a larger effort to establish Luxembourg as a leading place for innovation in Fintech.

Younis Hijazi is an Exponential Innovation Manager. Younis holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and went to Singularity University in California. He has been involved in innovation and EU funding for 10+ years. He worked 8 years for the Luxembourg innovation agency as Horizon 2020 programme committee representative, National Contact Point and Brussels office representative. At Zaz Ventures, he leads the business development effort for the EIC Accelerator and won 2 cases so far. He also has his own consultancy company specialized in exponential transformation where he works with startups, multinationals and governments, helping them achieve 10X performance.


February 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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