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Attracting start-up founders and innovative entrepreneurs from third countries

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Date de l'événement : mardi 01 octobre 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Lieu : Maison du Savoir, Room 3.330 (3eme étage)
Avenue de l'Université
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

European Migration Network -  Contact Point Luxembourg

Annual National Conference

According to the European Commission, to remain a globally competitive player, the EU needs to find better ways to attract innovative migrant entrepreneurs and support migrant entrepreneurs already present in the EU. In this context, our annual conference tries to offer a broad overview of several start-up schemes from across and beyond the EU which provide various incentives for start-up entrepreneurs from third countries.

The first panel will provide an insight into the strategies EU Member States and Israel, as a “start-up nation”, use to enhance the attractiveness of their national economic system, outlining possible challenges and good practices for the various Member States as well as Israel that navigate between start-up founders and innovative entrepreneurs attraction and immigration regulations.  

The second panel will focus more on the national context by analysing the economic promotion strategy of Luxembourg in order to attract investors/entrepreneurs and the structure and measures in place to facilitate business creation for foreign entrepreneurs.

Finally, the last panel of the conference will discuss the role(s) that economic policies and incubators can play in the creation of an attractive framework for start-up founders and innovative entrepreneurs in Luxembourg.

Panelists in the conference will be :

  • Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
  • Anne-Cécile Jarasse, Officer of the French National Contact Point (European Migration Network), France
  • Dr. Ralf Sänger, Head of Competence Centre on Migrant Entrepreneurship, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dafna Schwartz, Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Specialization, Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Jean-Michel Ludwig, Director Start-up and SME Performance – Luxinnovation, Luxembourg
  • Guylaine Bouquet-Hanus, Business Manager – House of Entrepreneurship, Luxembourg
  • Michele Gallo, Director ICT Coordination, Ministry of Economy, Luxembourg
  • Martin Guérin, CEO of Luxembourg-City Incubator

We kindly ask you for your registration until 23 September 2019 at:

The conference will be held in both English and French. Translation will be provided accordingly. By registering you agree that photos are taken and audio recorded.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the conference.
If you should have any questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact us

Fichier : LU EMN NCP Annual National Conference.pdf 290,68 kB