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Weteq is the Luxemburg winner for the Water category

Country: Luxembourg

Category: Water

Project Aim: Fresh water consumption is steadily increasing and water scarcity effects more and more regions globally. Moreover, wastewater generated by industries presents a major global environmental concern. There is, therefore, a severe and growing demand for improved and more efficient wastewater treatment technologies.

What does Weteq do?

Weteq was created to help industries that use large volumes of fresh water to use it more efficiently. Weteq provides customized chemical-based solutions that help these industries to re-use wastewater in the industrial process, to comply with regulations by removing the contaminants, to increase the capacity of the wastewater installation, to increase environmental sustainability and to save costs.

What problems do Weteq solve?

The most common challenge of the industries is the compliance to continuously tightening water-related regulations and the desire to achieve self-initiated sustainability goals such as water preservation. Another challenge that we often observe is capacity constraints which can be mitigated by the optimization of the wastewater treatment process. Weteq’s tailor-made solutions help to overcome these challenges by the efficient removal of contaminants such as organic waste, color and heavy metals from waste water.

What did Weteq accomplished?

Weteq creates tailor-made solutions for customers with the best available technologies in the market. In addition, Weteq has developed proprietary solutions, which are patent-protected. In fact, Weteq is an R&D focused company and our goal is to underpin innovations and novel developments with IP. We believe that a strong portfolio of patents is key to our long-term success. We are currently reaching out to prospects and are seeking opportunities to apply our proprietary solutions to important industry challenges.

What does Europe represent for the company?

Europe is seen as the place where the industry applies innovative and high-quality products that help to use water in a sustainable way. As Europe is highly industrialized and developed, the success of Weteq in Europe can be extended to other regions. Value-generating projects are the key focus of our actions and we see Europe as our primary market for starters. So far, our prospective clients are in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, UK and Germany. We are also looking forward to expanding our coverage to other European countries and internationally in a focused manner.

“Winning this award proves that Weteq is on the right track as the European market is a very challenging market. Achieving this recognition will be an enabler for our marketing initiatives and our valued customers. It emphasizes that WETEQ seeks to make a humble but meaningful contribution towards a more sustainable world, with specific reference to water preservation”. Marc Hans

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Weteq is the Luxemburg winner for the Water category

Country: Luxemburg

Category:Water

Project Aim: Fresh water consumption is steadily increasing and water scarcity effects more and more regions globally. Moreover, wastewater generated by industries presents a major global environmental concern. There is, therefore, a severe and growing demand for improved and more efficient wastewater treatment technologies.

What does Weteq do?

Weteq was created to help industries that use large volumes of fresh water to use it more efficiently. Weteq provides customized chemical-based solutions that help these industries to re-use wastewater in the industrial process, to comply with regulations by removing the contaminants, to increase the capacity of the wastewater installation, to increase environmental sustainability and to save costs.

Why problems do Weteq solve?

The most common challenge of the industries is the compliance to continuously tightening water-related regulations and the desire to achieve self-initiated sustainability goals such as water preservation. Another challenge that we often observe is capacity constraints which can be mitigated by the optimization of the wastewater treatment process. Weteq’s tailor-made solutions help to overcome these challenges by the efficient removal of contaminants such as organic waste, color and heavy metals from waste water.

What did Weteq accomplished?

Weteq creates tailor-made solutions for customers with the best available technologies in the market. In addition, Weteq has developed proprietary solutions, which are patent-protected. In fact, Weteq is an R&D focused company and our goal is to underpin innovations and novel developments with IP. We believe that a strong portfolio of patents is key to our long-term success. We are currently reaching out to prospects and are seeking opportunities to apply our proprietary solutions to important industry challenges.

What does Europe represent for the company?

Europe is seen as the place where the industry applies innovative and high-quality products that help to use water in a sustainable way. As Europe is highly industrialized and developed, the success of Weteq in Europe can be extended to other regions. Value-generating projects are the key focus of our actions and we see Europe as our primary market for starters. So far, our prospective clients are in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, UK and Germany. We are also looking forward to expanding our coverage to other European countries and internationally in a focused manner.

“Winning this award proves that Weteq is on the right track as the European market is a very challenging market. Achieving this recognition will be an enabler for our marketing initiatives and our valued customers. It emphasizes that WETEQ seeks to make a humble but meaningful contribution towards a more sustainable world, with specific reference to water preservation.” Marc Hans, Weteq´s CEO

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Weteq is the Luxemburg winner for the Water category

Country: Luxembourg

Category: Water

Project Aim: Fresh water consumption is steadily increasing and water scarcity effects more and more regions globally. Moreover, wastewater generated by industries presents a major global environmental concern. There is, therefore, a severe and growing demand for improved and more efficient wastewater treatment technologies.

What does Weteq do?

Weteq was created to help industries that use large volumes of fresh water to use it more efficiently. Weteq provides customized chemical-based solutions that help these industries to re-use wastewater in the industrial process, to comply with regulations by removing the contaminants, to increase the capacity of the wastewater installation, to increase environmental sustainability and to save costs.

Why problems do Weteq solve?

The most common challenge of the industries is the compliance to continuously tightening water-related regulations and the desire to achieve self-initiated sustainability goals such as water preservation. Another challenge that we often observe is capacity constraints which can be mitigated by the optimization of the wastewater treatment process. Weteq’s tailor-made solutions help to overcome these challenges by the efficient removal of contaminants such as organic waste, color and heavy metals from waste water.

What did Weteq accomplished?

Weteq creates tailor-made solutions for customers with the best available technologies in the market. In addition, Weteq has developed proprietary solutions, which are patent-protected. In fact, Weteq is an R&D focused company and our goal is to underpin innovations and novel developments with IP. We believe that a strong portfolio of patents is key to our long-term success. We are currently reaching out to prospects and are seeking opportunities to apply our proprietary solutions to important industry challenges.

What does Europe represent for the company?

Europe is seen as the place where the industry applies innovative and high-quality products that help to use water in a sustainable way. As Europe is highly industrialized and developed, the success of Weteq in Europe can be extended to other regions. Value-generating projects are the key focus of our actions and we see Europe as our primary market for starters. So far, our prospective clients are in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, UK and Germany. We are also looking forward to expanding our coverage to other European countries and internationally in a focused manner.

CEO’s testimony

Winning this award proves that Weteq is on the right track as the European market is a very challenging market. Achieving this recognition will be an enabler for our marketing initiatives and our valued customers. It emphasizes that WETEQ seeks to make a humble but meaningful contribution towards a more sustainable world, with specific reference to water preservation.

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itondo is the Luxembourg winner of the Creative category

Country: Luxembourg

Category: Creative

Project aim: itondo is an augmented reality-powered mobile iOS app for previewing art to scale on art buyers’ walls, either live as they walk around their room, or any time using saved wall photos. Art professionals upload their work to itondo. Art lovers download the app, find a piece they like, visualise it, and contact the art professional direct to purchase.

Why we created itondo?

We created itondo to solve a common problem for any art buyer worldwide: they fall in love with a painting in a gallery or online but cannot imagine what this piece will look like on their wall. Is it the right size? Do the colours match the room? itondo’s accurate augmented reality visualisation gives the buyer that certainty, and it gives the gallery a powerful sales tool to ease the buying decision whilst also providing them with global reach.

At what point we are?

Itondo was soft-launched in mid-2015. As of January 2018, the itondo app has been downloaded by art lovers in 61 countries. 31 galleries and professional independent artists (called itondo Partners) have uploaded their works to itondo with the number of new Partner enquiries steadily increasing. Our competitor research shows that itondo is the art market leader due to its augmented reality technology, user experience (UX), stability, functionalities, and design. No other mobile visualisation app can offer art sellers and buyers the same level of power and flexibility. One reason is that as experienced gallerists, we understand the art market from the buy and sell sides. Itondo’s technology can also be easily applied to museum collections. It’ll give museums a powerful way to offer an authentic viewing experience to people who are unable to visit in person or to enhance art taught in schools. We know this because we have been in discussions with a major museum in a European capital. And looking beyond the art market, the itondo app is positioned to quickly move into the interior decor sector (e.g. tiles, carpets, curtains).

What it means for us being in the StartUp Europe Awards?

We are very proud to represent Luxembourg in the Creative category. Luxembourg is one of the founding members of the EU (via the ECSC and EEC) and a country that lives the EU idea of opportunities and diversity through peaceful cooperation and support. The itondo app strives to do the same for art professionals and art lovers – bringing them together through cutting edge technology, thus supporting them in their respective aims (here selling art, there buying art) so that each can thrive. Like the StartUp Europe Awards for the participating businesses, and EU 28 for its citizens, itondo’s innovation ensures we will have the best into the future.

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Investify is the Luxembourg winner of the fintech category

Country: Luxembourg

Category: Fintech

Project aim: Investify is the first asset manager that combines a fully digital service with an individual approach.

 

What is investify?

The company is based in Luxembourg and Aachen. It has obtained a license for financial portfolio management and it is overseen across Europe by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF Luxemburg). Based on an innovative in-house asset management platform, investify can offer individualised asset management to a large number of clients. This puts investify in a unique position to cooperate with banks, insurers and corporate clients. investify’s digital asset management proposition gives clients access to investments.

What benefits investify provides?

  • Score with individuality and daily advisory by professionals
  • Incorporate individual ideas and values
  • Come with a sophisticated risk concept that clearly understands which risks are tolerable
  • Act independently of individual product providers
  • Always give clients secure access to their own assets.

CEO’s testimony

Digital Services have no borders. Our pan-european approach has the goal to offer the best possible solution for digital investing“- Sebastian Hasenack, Managing Director of Investify

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Luxembourg to be represented by 14 selected start-ups in the StartUp Europe Awards 2017

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassador and is implemented by the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe.

The winners were selected by Startup Grind Luxembourg in cooperation with Luxinnovation and Silicon Luxembourg. Startup Grind, the largest independent start-up community, which actively educates, inspires and connects 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 250 cities. It nurtures start-up ecosystems in 105 countries through events, media and partnerships with organisations like Google for Entrepreneurs. This global community holds monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.  Luxinnovation is a key partner for companies looking to engage in innovative activities in Luxembourg or aiming to expand their business at the international level. Are you ready to create your own innovative company? Are you interested in what Luxembourg may have to offer you? Luxinnovation offers expert and personalised support for innovative start-ups including our renowned Fit 4 Start programme.

In the Agritech category, Evvos has been chosen to participate in the “Eurovision” of StartUp. This start-up designs and develops hardware, firmware and cloud integration services platforms. Their in-house hardware and software teams collaborate to ensure optimal interoperability between sensors, data acquisition devices and software.

In the Climate category, Swirl is the winner. This start-up is working in renewable energies in the digital society.

In the Creative category, Itondo will represent Luxembourg. The itondo app allows people to virtually hang any artwork on their own wall – to scale – so that art can be previewed live.

Trust1Team will represent Luxembourg for Cybersecurity. Trust1Team is an integrator company that provides its own products based on different open source frameworks in combination with their self-developed software, giving the opportunity to governments, enterprises and organizations to digitalise their processes in a secure and trusted way.

Edutec is the winner in the Edtech category. What this start-up does is to set up structures to teach effectively with tablets, as well as the implementation of technological systems for specific cases as a real-time distance learning with networked audio-visual devices or continuing education and pedagogical activities.

Doctena is the Luxembourg company selected for the e-Health category. This app helps people find and book a medical appointment.

Fintech will be represented by Investify. This start-up takes care of your assets according to your own ideas, so you can discover the topics in which you want to invest. Then they do the rest. Digital, flexible, passionate.

AirboxLab is the IoT winner in Luxembourg. They created Meet Foobot, the home air-quality monitor that tells you what is in the air you breathe, and controls your other smart devices.

In the Smart Cities category, Examotive has been chosen. They believe in intelligent automotive mobility solutions. As our cities become ever more congested, keeping people and goods moving is one of the world’s greatest challenges. ExaMotive was founded on the belief that the way vehicles are used must change, so they are working in Project Dragon.

Digital Inclusion is the Social winner. Digital Inclusion is a non-profit organisation that promotes social inclusion through digital technology.

For Space, OQTechnology will represent Luxembourg. OQ TECHNOLOGY satellites have orbits that allow them to scan the entire surface of the Earth offering customers wide visibility of their assets and the possibility to communicate with their sensors and actuators with near-real time communication. Their system is scalable and can accommodate any size of your assets and fleets with minimum intervention.

VR Creative is the Tourism category choice. VR Creative is the Tourism category choice. Their mission is to bring meaningful and deep VR storytelling to life combining social VR platforms and 360 video.

In the Water category, the winner is WETEQ. This is a vibrant Luxembourg-based cleantech company with a proprietary portfolio of innovative chemistry-based solutions for wastewater treatment. They help customers to reduce costs, increase process efficiency, and be compliant and eco-friendlier by solving their water and wastewater challenges.