Mind & Market Forum Luxembourg: 4th edition

Researchers and start-ups can apply to pitch their innovative ideas at the fourth edition of Mind & Market, which will take place on Thursday, 13 December in Belval. Deadline for applications to pitch ideas is Wednesday, 31 October 2018. 

What is Mind & Market in Luxembourg?

Download the 2018 Mind & Market flyer

Mind & Market brings together creative project owners, disruptive startups, key entrepreneurs, innovative companies, and potential investors. By matching the potential of innovative solutions with the needs of the market, the initiative acts as a catalyst for the realisation of the project owners’ ideas and as a facilitator for startups’ growth.

The overarching goal of Mind & Market in Luxembourg is to help creative minds in Luxembourg and the Greater Region turn their innovative ideas into business reality. The previous editions of the forum showcased respectively 24 – 35 innovative projects of different maturity level across a range of categories. The key topics for the 2018 edition are ‘Green Technologies’ and ‘Industry 4.0’.

What started off as an initiative by Deloitte Luxembourg, FNR, Luxinnovation, University of Luxembourg and Mind & Market ASBL in 2015 in 2017 expanded to also include RTL, Fedil, Paul Wurth Incub and Equilibre. The first prize winners of both the 2015 and 2016 edition of Mind & Market Luxembourg were FNR Proof of Concept (PoC) beneficiaries.

Who can join Mind & Market in Luxembourg?

Project owners and startups: Students, creative brains, young startups who can put forward innovative ideas and challenge the market.

Companies and investors: Researchers, entrepreneurs, experts in search for new ideas, projects, contacts, and a network to support new innovative breakthroughs
(sponsoring, mentoring, coaching and investing).

Date, time, location

Thursday, 31 October 2018 from 14:00

Location: Maison du Savoir : 2, avenue de l’Université – L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette L-4365 Luxembourg Luxembourg

The Mind & Market journey

  1. You have a startup idea and you are seeking collaborators and growth
  2. Pitch your idea to our Mind & Market forum on 13 December 2018
  3. Mind & Market jury members and guests will be there to give you qualitative feedback and potential market access
  4. Give to your startup visibility through the Mind & Market network

Mind & Market in Luxembourg organises an annual forum where startups can pitch their projects and get valuable feedback from experienced market players. Mind & Market brings together creative project owners, disruptive startups, key entrepreneurs, innovative companies and potential investors. By matching the potential of innovative solutions with the needs of the market, the initiative acts as a catalyst for the realisation of the project owners’ ideas and as facilitator for startups’ growth.

How it works

Each project holder will have 5 minutes to present his/ her project and make an impact on the audience. The jury members will then ask questions and give feedback on the projects.

  • Anyone wishing to apply to pitch their idea at Mind&Market must create an account on the online platform on the Mind & Market website in order to start an application. Once the account has been created, the online application form can be accessed.
  • All applications must be completed in English or French.

It is recommend that to begin the submission of project proposals well in advance of the 31 October deadline. Please note that only a limited number of spaces will be available for startups.

Where to apply

Visit the Mind & Market Luxembourg website for more information and to submit your project

Attending as audience

You do not have to pitch an idea to take part in Mind & Market, you can also attend as an audience member.


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