On December 20, 2022, LIST and the House of Startups (HoST) powered by Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce signed a five-year collaboration agreement in which they plan to set up a networking programme to increase collaboration between the worlds of research and startups.
As part of this collaboration, LIST researchers and valorisation experts will work on House of Startups projects as consultants or contributors, as guests or speakers at events organised by the House of Startups. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to the activities of LOIC, the “Luxembourg Open Innovation Club”. Coordinated by the House of Startups, it plays a major role in meeting the needs of companies in terms of open innovation, by encouraging increased knowledge sharing and collaboration between the various players inside and outside the company.
"This collaboration with the House of Startups is fully in line with LIST’s mission, which consists in boosting the Luxembourg economy through the development of high-impact innovative technologies. The entrepreneurial spirit is an integral part of our values, and we are very happy to put the excellence of our researchers at the service of the Luxembourg startup ecosystem," said Thomas Kallstenius, CEO of LIST.
Philippe Linster, CEO of the House of Startups, says he is "delighted with this choice partnership, which is fully in line with Luxembourg's strategy to retain talent and to put technological excellence to good use in sustainable, value-creating innovation". He adds that "the match between startups and researchers is extremely prolific in terms of delivering disruptive solutions".
The House of Startups (HoST) was created in 2017 by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce with the ambition to become a driving force of the startup and innovation ecosystem in Luxembourg. Its mission is to federate, promote and support the startup ecosystem but also the open innovation needs of companies and other organisations. It supports and promotes innovation, the creation of innovative startups and the diversification of the economy. This approach creates jobs, contributes to economic growth and also brings out new trends and promising startups.