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Wanted: Innovative solutions for smart cities

Country of Origin: Luxembourg
Reference Number: TRLU20180905001
Publication Date: 11 September 2018

Summary

A Luxembourg club of big companies has opened a call for proposal for startups to provide innovative solution for smart city. Startups from Belgium,France,Germany that submit a proposal in the field of mobility, environment, lifestyle changes or economic development will have the opportunity to pitch during a dedicated event in front of interested companies. Partnership agreements can take multiple forms such as technical cooperation or joint venture, depending on the final selection.

Description

How to overcome the challenges of a growing country? Every country has an interest in smart cities, however Luxembourg and particularly Luxembourg City is a unique case and that is why the club if companies chose to tackle it. To set the scene, 300.000 people work in the city daily even though it only counts 120.000 inhabitants. How is it possible? According to the Luxembourg Institute of Statistics' latest report, the number of cross-border workers has considerably increased since 2016. Finding new solutions of mobility is now a priority for the Grand Duchy.

Moreover, the Government foresees that Luxembourg will reach a population of more than 1 million in 2050. Consequently, companies have to be ready to overcome these challenges, in terms of respect for the environment, economic development and lifestyle changes. What will the cities of Luxembourg look like in the future? How "smart" can be the country? To answer those questions, the Luxembourg club of companies is searching for startups offering solutions in smart city and mobility.

Interested startups are encouraged to apply until October 19th via electronic form for a first evaluation of their application.
A selection process will then offer the 10 finalists, the opportunity to pitch in front of the jury.

October 19th: Last day to apply
October 26th: Final selection
November 21st: Pitching event

Depending on the result of the pitch, members of the club will propose partnerships in accordance with the development stage of the product/service and the technology readiness level in terms of technical cooperation or joint venture agreement.

Expertise sought

Their solutions will demonstrate their utility for helping corporates with one of these topics:

1. Mobility
1.1 First and last mile solutions
1.2 Multimodal transport
1.3 Soft mobility
1.4 Traffic management
1.5 Smart parking solutions
1.5 New modes of transport

2. Environment
2.1 Water
2.2 Electricity
2.3 Energy
2.4 Air quality
2.5 Sustainable building
2.6 Housing
2.7 Waste

3. Lifestyle changes
3.1 Health and nutrition
3.2 Well being, leisure
3.3 Consumers' habits
3.4 Security and safety
3.5 Workplaces / work life
3.6 Affordability
3.7 Human care

4. Economic development
4.1 Tourism
4.2 Circular economy
4.3 Local businesses
4.4 Disruptive services
4.5 Knowledge society
4.6 Smart data

Stage Of Development

Prototype available for demonstration

Stage Of Development Comment

Early stage startups should already have a developed prototype or minimum viable product of their solution. They should also be able to provide data on the market validation, and have a strong team backing their project.

Requested partner

Type of partner : start-up
Role of partner : Interested startups are encouraged to apply until October 19th via electronic form for a first evaluation of their application. (web link provided after EOI)

timeline of the selection process :
October 19th: Last day to apply
October 26th: Final selection
November 21st: Pitching event

Dissemination Countries

Belgium, Germany, France

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