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CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI London, october 30 & 31, 2013. ChambER OF COMMERCE. OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG. 3 EXAMPLES OF DIGITAL / SMART PROJECTS Pierre Gramegna , Director General. CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI London, october 30 & 31, 2013.

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CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI

London, october 30 & 31, 2013

ChambER OF COMMERCE

OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG

3 EXAMPLES OF

DIGITAL / SMART PROJECTS

Pierre Gramegna, Director General

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CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI

London, october 30 & 31, 2013

1. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ICT SECTOR IN LUXEMBOURG

  • 2,000 companies active in the SECTOR IN LUXEMBOURG
  • 15,000 employeesrepresenting 6% of the employment and 7% of GDP
  • HIGH quality infrastructures with 19 ultra-secureddatacenters, 6 of thembeingtier IV certified
  • A powerfulcompetence pool of ICT specialiststhanks to Luxembourg’sdynamicfinancialsector
  • HIGH SPEED FIBRE OPTIC network giving 100 % access to internet at 100 Mbit/s) by 2015-2018 & AT 1 Gbit/sby 2020 (-> FTTH - Fibre to the home)
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ICT SECTOR IN LUXEMBOURG:

STATE OF THE ART

CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI

London, october 30 & 31, 2013

  • Luxembourg - A Center of Excellence :
  • ●Positive evolution of the ICT sector taking over a continously growing position in the Luxembourg economy
  • ● PPP regrouping public sector and major ICT players to develop Luxembourg as an attractive business environment for ICT activities
  • ● A diversified international connectivity towards the major Internet exchange points in Europe
  • ● Many world-renowned companies as well as gaming firms taking advantage of this privileged
  • environment and choosing Luxembourg (headquarter function) as their gateway to the
  • European market (e.g. Amazon, EBay, Itunes, PayPal, Rakuten, Skype, RTLGroup, SES, Miillicom, Luxe.TV,… )
  • ● National cyber-security strategy to guarantee a secure hub for the cloud computing
  • A favorable regulatory framework:
  • ● 1st European country to implement the European directives relating to electronic signatures
  • and e-commerce
  • ● Creation of LuxTrust S.A. in order to offer a national digital certification platform using a
  • public key infrastructure
  • ● 1st country with a regulatory framework for bankruptcy of a cloud provider or data hoster
  • (-> acknowledgement of the value of data (‘SaaS’ / PaaS’))
  • ●Attractive intellectual property regime
  • ● Business effective data protection law
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2. ESCH/BELVAL: Working, living & enjoying – From Luxembourg’slargesteelworks to a modern & SMART city quarter

CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI

London, october 30 & 31, 2013

  • An excellent overall concept with clear shapes, flexible layouts, ecologically oriented leisure facilities, user-appropriate traffic planning & modern energy supplies:
  • ● Once a 100% industrial site – now a 100% city quarter – tomorrow an exemplary conversion project offering housing up to 7,000 people / 25,000 people working, researching and studying
  • ● One of the largest and most ambitious current urban renewal projects in Europe

●Its size: 120 football fields in 2 districts (Esch/Alzette & Sanem)

  • Belval City of Sciences - A new cradle for public-private collaborations:
  • ●New science park situated on the site’s blast furnace plateau representing the restructuring of
  • brownfield sites & including the construction of around 20 thematic buildings
  • ● Knowledge triangle concept aiming at strengthening the links between higher education,
  • research and innovation
  • ●Concentration of the main research actors: University of Luxembourg & its 2 research centres ‘SnT’ and ‘LCBS’ (with 7,000 students and 3,000 teaching staff & researchers), public research centres, National Research Fond, National Agency for Innovation & Research, national incubator center ‘Technoport’, House of BioHealth with 500-700 searchers, Learning Factory ...
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3. METROBORDER PROJECT: FOCUS ON CROSS BORDER metropolitan

PolycentricregionS

CLUB OF EUROPEAN METROPOLITAN CCI

London, october 30 & 31, 2013

  • The Greater Region - An excellence model of European integration:
  • ● Exploiting the economic and metropolitan potential of European cross border regions
  • ● Developing cross-border integration to reinforce the Greater Region’s competitiveness mainly
  • via innovation and the development of scientific / university cooperation
  • ● A strong political ambition: to put into place a ‘Cross-Border Polycentric Metropolitan Region’
  • considering national borders as resources for increasing local interaction and positioning
  • the metropolitan centre withinworldwide networks(RMPT: RégionPolycentriqueMétropolitaineTransfrontalière)
  • Major common future challenges:
  • ● demographic structure and labour market
  • ● cross border accessibility and urban mobility, including mobility of students and researchers
  • ● cross border interconnexions in the ICT sector
  • ● valorisation of excellence domains in innovation and research
  • ● coordinated training offer
  • ● excellence and complementarity of sanitary establishments
  • ● coordinated regional and economic marketing
  • METROBORDER Project: a pluridisciplinary team at the service of the Greater Region in order
  • to valorise underestimated cross-border areas in their development opportunities within RMPT