Six events

A great week of tech to come

In this week's events, SnT will present a rover to go to the moon as part of its partnership day. (Photo: Schutterstock)

In this week's events, SnT will present a rover to go to the moon as part of its partnership day. (Photo: Schutterstock)

Hackathon, Luxembourg Internet Days, Smart Manufacturing Week, Insurance Days and the SnT Partnership Day at the University of Luxembourg: there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss almost all current topics.

Who will win the Insurance and Reinsurance Association's start-up competition? Among the nine projects selected by the organisers as part of the Aca Insurance Days, the two Luxembourgers, Luxhub on the one hand and The Hokus on the other, have a good chance.

The nine start-ups have already presented their project to a jury composed of an insurer, an Aca member and a “guest" lawyer or consultant from the Big Four. It is now up to the 1,083 participants in these insurance days to vote for their favourite. The Aca Insurance Days, whose attendance has been limited to 300 people as opposed to the usual 1,000, will take place on 16, 23 and 25 November, for the academic session in the presence of Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna (DP).

Also on Monday, the Chamber of Commerce and the Enterprise Europe Network Luxembourg are organising a hackathon for young entrepreneurs on the theme of Europe in 2030, in the presence of the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Luc Frieden, but also prime minister, Xavier Bettel (DP), minister of the economy, Franz Fayot (LSAP), and the European commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton.

The 100% virtual Lucix, the connectivity node that has enabled the country to make the switch to teleworking during the pandemic without any problems, is organising its traditional Luxembourg Internet Days on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 November, during which it will address all the current issues, in particular European sovereignty and the switch to the public cloud, where possible. Bettel, Fayot, three experts from the European Commission, including the Commissioner for Innovation, Mariya Gabriel, and a host of experts, notably from Gafam and Huawei, alongside national experts or entrepreneurs of choice, will be worth booking a slot.

Fayot will also inaugurate the Smart Manufacturing Week on Wednesday at 4 pm in the Halle des poches in Belval. Organised by Luxinnovation, this event will be an opportunity to discover the first mapping of companies active in this sector, to listen to the general manager of the Paul Wurth Incub, Sébastien Wiertz, evoke the need to embrace this technological revolution for the industry or to take an interest in the partnerships built or to be built with companies of the Greater Region. Register here.

On Thursday, Infrachain is organising its Infrachain Summit. This will be an opportunity to take a broad look at the problems linked to blockchain, whether for the benefit of industry 4.0, the circular economy or the creative industries. Register here.

Finally, on Thursday, starting at 1.45 pm, the SnT of the University of Luxembourg is organising its Partnership Day, an initiative that allows researchers and students to get a feel for the interest of collaborating with companies on very specific projects.

The afternoon, opened by SnT Director Björn Ottersten, university rector Stéphane Pallage and finance minister Gramegna, will be followed by a keynote with Spire's executive vice president Theresa Condor, and then a tour of some thirty demonstrations of technologies being developed at the University of Luxembourg, such as a rover for the Moon, machine learning and credit risk, or support for the industrial sector in the energy transition. Register here.

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This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.