Meet the Zebras

15/04/2021 21/04/2021

About

The Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster is delighted to welcome you to this series of ‘Meet the Zebra’ webinars. Kindly sign up for the sessions of interest. We are looking forward to seeing you there and to facilitate exchange on cross sectorial innovation as well as help you identify potential business opportunities.
The ‘Meet The Zebras’ theme is based on an image borrowed from the animal world, and serves as an analogy to highlight and emphasise the creative streak among humans.
There are a wide variety of topics to choose from with over 150 speakers, grouped into 3 sessions: Details of the keynote speakers can be found below.

April 15: Highlighting the ecosystem surrounding the creative industries and including services,
financial tools and infrastructure that target creatives.


April 19 and 20:
The "zebras" divided into 12 branches or sub-sectors of the creative industries. Projects, jobs and current trends will be discussed during these 2 days.


April 21:
Inspire to innovate through cross-sectoral themes related to digitalisation and the circular economy.
The webinars have been put together with the creative industries in mind, but also target other economic sectors looking for new ideas and solutions.

Agenda

15
  • 9:00
    to 18:00
    Academia/Education
    Academia/Education
  • 10:40
    to 18:00
    Co-working
    Co-working
  • 13:30
    to 18:00
    Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship
  • 14:30
    to 18:00
    Intellectual Property
    Intellectual Property
  • 15:30
    to 18:00
    Funding opportunities
    Funding opportunities
16
  • No activities available
17
  • No activities available
18
  • No activities available
19
  • 8:30
    to 18:00
    Crafts and manufacturing
    Crafts and manufacturing
  • 9:30
    to 18:00
    Interactive Media and Gaming
    Interactive Media and Gaming
  • 10:55
    to 18:00
    Fashion
    Fashion
  • 13:30
    to 18:00
    Architecture
    Architecture
  • 14:00
    to 18:00
    Music
    Music
  • 16:00
    to 18:00
    Performing Arts
    Performing Arts
  • 16:30
    to 18:40
    Design
    Design
20
  • 9:00
    to 18:00
    Literature
    Literature
  • 10:15
    to 18:00
    Digital Media and Publishing
    Digital Media and Publishing
  • 13:00
    to 15:10
    Visual Arts
    Visual Arts
  • 14:15
    to 18:00
    Film/audio visuals
    Film/audio visuals
  • 15:30
    to 17:30
    Marketing and Communication
    Marketing and Communication
21
  • 9:00
    to 11:20
    World Creativity and Innovation Day
    World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • 15:15
    to 17:00
    Cross sector Innovation
    Cross sector Innovation
  • 17:00
    to 17:30
    Cross sector Project
    Cross sector Project
  • 17:30
    to 18:00
    Closing Ceremony
    Closing Ceremony

Speakers

Keynote Speakers


  • Christoph Weckerle

    Director of the Zurich Centre @ Creative Economies (ZCCE)

    Christoph Weckerle is Director of the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His cultural policy research focuses on the intersection of art / design and economy / policy / society. He is the lead writer of most creative economies reports in Switzerland. He is a member of the representative board of ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts) and the Swiss expert for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. He was awarded the Swiss Design Prize for his research on the creative economies.

  • Cyril Marchiol

    Founder and CEO @ Tsume S.A.

    Cyril is the founder & CEO at Tsume S.A., specialized in the conception and commercialization of statues and high-end figures from the universe of Japanese animation/manga, as well as comic and cinema.

    Ever since Cyril was a child, he has devoted his passion for Japanese pop- culture. After 3 years as European Agent for Kensin (JAP), he decided to see things bigger and found Tsume in 2010. Working out of his garage with a handful of employees, Cyril began developing the business that deals with world-leading licenses.

    The company since has created and boosted the universe of collectibles, becoming the world leader of high-end anime resin statues. From conception to production – leading around 40 members in Europe, and teams in China for its manufacturing strategy and Quality control - Tsume manages the whole process from rough sketches to the final product that deliver to customers all around the world.

    Cyril’s vision - to innovate constantly, working on hybrid products, mixing digital and traditional techniques, combining electronics and research of new materials to push further the limit of creativity - has led to the success of the company.
  • David Goldrake

    International Man of Mystery

    David Goldrake is known as the ’International Man of Mystery’. His artistic versatility and ability to speak 7 languages fluently make him a unique magician, speaker and actor who has inspired audiences all over the world. David Goldrake has performed for royalty, international celebrities and fortune 500 companies. His performing venues have ranged from the Moroccan desert to the world's largest indoor stage at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. In addition to his regular performances at the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, David Goldrake has presented his full-evening stand up shows and grand illusion spectacles to standing ovations in over 25 countries. As an international television personality he has amazed over 20.000.000 spectators around the world. In 2010 he was awarded the coveted 'Mandrake d’Or' award and in 2015 he was awarded the world famous 'Merlin Award' as 'Best European Illusionist 2015', ranking him alongside names such as David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy. In 2017, David Goldrake brought his show Imaginarium to the Tropicana, Las Vegas. After having been open for only six months, the Las Vegas community voted him the Bronze winner of the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards for Best Magic Show, and, in 2018, he was nominated again in 4 categories. In July 2020, David Goldrake started performing his virtual show ‘The Prestidigitalist’. David Goldrake is also dedicated to numerous philanthropic projects. For him 'giving back' is a responsibility. He uses his energy to support several organizations and plays an active role in raising awareness of them. David Goldrake unites the ancient traditions of the magical arts with his own modern style and thereby creates unique marvels in a new dimension.
  • Donato Rotunno

    Founder & CEO chez Tarantula Luxembourg

    In 1995, Donato Rotunno co-founded the film production company Tarantula Luxembourg, then in 1996 Tarantula in Belgium. After graduating from EAVE program in 1999, he co-produced Bénédicte Liénard’s first feature film: « A piece of sky », a film that was noticed in 2002 at the Cannes Festival at Un Certain Regard. This was followed by a number of feature films selected in festivals around the world, including “Fratricide” by Yilmaz Arslan, which received the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Festival in 2005, "Fire will come" by Oliver Laxe in 2019, which received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival at Un Certain Regard and more recently "Two of us" by Filippo Meneghetti, nominated for the Golden Globes in 2021 in the Best Foreign Language Film category. In 2011, Donato Rotunno created the company Tarantula Distribution. And in 2013, he joined forces with other Luxembourg producers to create and manage Filmland Studios, in Kehlen (Luxembourg). At the same time, he pursues a career as a director with several short films and documentaries, as well as three feature films, the last of which, “Io sto bene” had its world premiere at Alice nella Citta in Rome last October. 
  • Ian de Toffoli

    Ecrivain

    Ian De Toffoli (1981), né à Luxembourg dans une famille italo-luxembourgeoise, est écrivain, dramaturge, chercheur universitaire et éditeur. Il codirige la maison d’édition Hydre Editions et enseigne la littérature et la théorie littéraire à l’Université du Luxembourg. Il est également l’auteur de pièces de théâtres jouées, publiés et traduites dans plusieurs pays européens (Drei Masken Verlag, Editoria & Spettacolo, Ekdoseis Nissos), d’une thèse de doctorat, La Réception du latin et de la culture antique dans l’œuvre de Claude Simon, Pascal Quignard et Jean Sorrente (Honoré Champion) et d’une trentaine d’articles scientifiques et de contributions littéraires dans des magazines et revues.

  • Joséphine Hage

    curious°critical°committed Cultural & Creative Industries Advocate @ KREATIVES SACHSEN

    Josephine Hage a cultural and creative industries advocate und activist based in Leipzig.

    She has a background in public policy and non-profit management. Josephine initiates cross innovation projects between creative industries and other business sectors in the context of the bottom-up initiative KREATIVES SACHSEN. A cross innovation initiative with the tourism sector recently was awarded a special price at the German Tourism Award.

    Since 2020, she is spokesperson of the network promoting cultural and creative industries, a peer-learning network of over 40 organizations supporting creative industries in Germany.

  • Karim Youssef

    CMO and co-founder @ gonoen.lu

    Karim Youssef is the co-founder and CMO of neon marketing technology with over 7 years of experience in digital marketing. Furthermore, he is engaged in online education, coaching and consulting with the mission to make online marketing best practices accessible to a broader audience. Further interest include Crypto, Ethical Marketing, Vertical Farming, augmented reality.

  • Madhumalti Sharma

    Founder & President Workshop4Me

    Madhumalti is a lead innovator by thought and process introducing coding for kids over the weekend and made it astoundingly popular. She has more than 24 years of experience in technology of which 11 years were with IBM. She formally founded Workshop4Me a.s.b.l. a non-profit organization in Luxembourg eight years ago, to move children from being “consumers” to “creators” using technology. She is EU Code week Ambassador and EU Robotics National Coordinator for Luxembourg. She is a mentor at the STEM Scholars Program with the New York Academy of Sciences. She mentors children, especially girls for hackathons and coding competitions like Technovation Global App development challenge. She speaks at several technology and entrepreneurship conferences including TEDx, European Women in Technology, Campus Party Italia and the team have won many awards and accolades.

  • Marc Lhermitte

    EMEIA Lead, Geostrategic Business Group @ EY

    Marc is a Senior Partner in EY’s consulting practice. He has over 25 years of experience assessing the competitiveness and attractiveness of industries, countries, cities and infrastructure for public sector entities, financial investors, real estate players and multinationals.

     

    Since 2017, Marc leads EY’s EMEIA initiatives on geopolitics. He coordinates EY’s renowned “Attractiveness” surveys, based on interviews with over 5,000 business leaders every year who are asked about their investment plans and perception of countries and regions. He is also involved in a number of EY’s thought leadership programs on sectors such as creative industries, real estate, digital and services.

     

    In addition, he is part of EY’s Public Sector and Real Estate leadership teams. Marc also serves on the board of the European Executive Council.

  • Marci Segal

    Founder of World Creativity and Innovation Day

    I founded World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21. 

     

    I graduated from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, New York having started studying there in the late 1970’s. My work as a creativity specialist was experienced by thousands of leaders around the globe in corporate and social service sectors for over 30 years. Throughout that time, even with training and workshops,  people kept saying they didn’t have time or the opportunity to use creativity and imagination in solving problems. Now they do; there’s a day for it on the calendar, sanctioned by the United Nations.

     

    Newly retired, I’ve written books, given talks and designed workshops for leaders to free their thinking and create new futures. I now live in Canada’s Rocky Mountains with my husband, and enjoy hiking, photography, and exploring. I also look forward to riding my e-bike on the mountain trails once the snow melts.

  • Max Steffen

    Global Creative Design Director, Equipment & Accessories @The North Face

    Born in 1982 in Luxembourg, Max studied Industrial Design at the HFG in Pforzheim, Germany. He was part of Ora-Ito’s creative team in Paris and worked for multiple international brands and agencies such as Vodafone, Côte&Ciel, Paco Rabanne and Ogilvy prior to become the founder of his industrial design consultancy in Brussels, Belgium.

    In 2018, Max joined The North Face as the brand’s Global Creative Design Director for Equipment and Accessories. He moved with the VF company from the San Francisco Bay area to Denver, Colorado in 2019.

  • Paloma Castro

    Co-Founder WE Invest

    Paloma defends gender diversity and women's empowerment to invest through Rating of financial services from the point of view of women, with her Initiative WEINvest .

    She is an advisor to craft and cultural enterprises and a respected corporate affairs practitioner having worked in major international companies like PayPal, LVMH , McDonald’s, LIME.  She is Currently a VP strategy at Euros agency group working on ESG  investment and  brand sustainability.

    Paloma continues to be engaged in the economy of tomorrow as a seed capital investor on development of inclusive business models, such as Freeda Media or plume.

  • Patrizia Luchetta

    Co-founder and Producer @ Charlotte in Red

    Patrizia Luchetta has a 20yr+ international career across industries and economic sectors; in both the private and public sector.

    After having had the privilege to develop and implement Luxembourg’s national strategy in the field of biomedical life sciences, Patrizia decided to venture back into the private sector and use her international expertise to help start-ups and individuals to refine their strategic goals, especially regarding communication and marketing; but also to pursue her passion for music and create bridges between the entrepreneurial and the creative hemispheres.

    Currently Patrizia sits on several boards and advisory committees and she has recently by co-founded Charlotte in Red, a video platform which documents women in music, dance and in the arts.

  • Tamay Zieske

    Community Manager - Fase15 Coworking Space & Hub @ We Start Spaces GmbH

    Tamay Zieske is Community Manager of the coworking space & hub Fase15 and a freelance cultural manager. He studied business administration with a focus on cultural management at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden.

    As head of kreativzentrum.saar, he was responsible for setting up the Saarland's creative industries promotion program in 2012. In 2018 he took a year off to explore South America and Southeast Asia. Back in Germany he started his own independent business in the cultural sector and became a start-up consultant at Saarland University. 2020 he joined the We Start Spaces GmbH as Community Manager to help shape the future of their Coworking business. 
  • Tessy Antony de Nassau

    Professional Speaker and Project Coordinator, TEDx Speaker and Board Member

    Tessy Antony De Nassau is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Woman, Philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, Activist, Medical Doctorate and PHD candidate and Mother.

  • Ulla Sommerfelt

    CEO and co-founder @ EGGS Design

    Ulla is the CEO and co-founder of EGGS Design and country manager of EGGS Design Denmark.

    Her dream is to create the world's best workplace for creative people, and she is well underway to realise this. She uses compassion to focus on the needs of people; on what gives them energy.

    Ullas's passion is to craft a workplace with openness, positive energy, and the absence of fear, where true innovation can take place. She works with one eye on the future and is fascinated by modern tech and how design methods can be applied to make tech make sense to people and create value for business and society. Ulla is an experienced leader, educated at BI Norwegian Business School, MIT,  INSEAD and Harvard, and her motto is "never stagnate.

  • Yury Fedorov

    Advisor to CEO @G.CORE LABS

    Financial executive with 25+ years of international experience in IT, Game development and Cloud/CDN Companies and Venture Capital funds. Managing strategy, structuring, M&A, fundraising, international tax, financial management, due diligence and accounting. Professional career includes working at Hewlett Packard, Almaz Capital (VC), Alawar (Casual games developer), G-Core Labs (Cloud/Hosting/CDN Global provider) Specialties: Cloud, Hosting, CDN, SW development and Computer Games development companies, venture capital.

Academia/Education


  • Christoph Weckerle

    Director of the Zurich Centre @ Creative Economies (ZCCE)

    Christoph Weckerle is Director of the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE) at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His cultural policy research focuses on the intersection of art / design and economy / policy / society. He is the lead writer of most creative economies reports in Switzerland. He is a member of the representative board of ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts) and the Swiss expert for the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe. He was awarded the Swiss Design Prize for his research on the creative economies.

  • Fabrice Roth

    Director @ Lycée des Arts et Métiers

    Fabrice Roth is the headmaster of the Lycée des Arts et Métiers (LAM), a secondary school in
    Luxembourg dedicated to craftmanship and the arts. He has a master in computer science from the
    German university RWTH Aachen as well as a pedagogical diploma from the University of Luxembourg.
    He has always been attracted by the field education and eventually changed careers from head of the
    informatics department at the government statistics service of Luxembourg (STATEC) to become a
    teacher in computer science.
    During his 12 years as a teacher, he started to change education by creating new higher education
    short term study courses, called BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur), as well as focusing on a holistic
    approach of learning using the support of technology. In 2018, Fabrice became the headmaster of
    LAM, one of only three schools in Luxembourg to hold the label “FutureHub”. He is convinced that
    education,the working world and the economy should be more closely linked and is therefore always
    looking for opportunities to merge these worlds. In 2019, he founded the “TalentHub” where startups
    and young entrepreneurs are co-hosted on the school campus with the aim to become the
    meeting point between EdTech (educational technologies) start-ups and entrepreneurial students.
    Fabrice Roth took the initiative to make Lycée des Arts et Métiers the first secondary school in
    Luxembourg to become a strategic partner of the creative cluster of Luxinnovation.
    Fabrice Roth strives to further revolutionise education by using new technologies to create bespoke
    educational paths for each individual student or pupil. He profoundly believes that everyone should
    be open to new learning opportunities in order to thrive and be prepared for their bright future ahead.
    Fabrice is excited to help people become game changers in STE°A°M (Science, Technology,
    Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education.
  • Marc Welter

    Economics Teacher, Head of the ECG school project "Get up Stand up

  • Philip Nemeth

    General Manager at SAS Philip Nemeth Consulting

    French and Canadian designer Philip Nemeth, 48 years old studied in Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, USA).

    Being graduated in Transportation design Major, he worked for different yacht design agencies in

    France.

    Settled as a freelance designer, he then worked and developed a graphic designer activity.

    After teaching Industrial Design in several schools in France, he joined Strate Collège in 2002.

    Philip Nemeth became Head of Transportation and Mobility Design in 2004.

    His tasks focused on teaching fundamental Design in the transportation field and developing industrial network.

    The Transportation and Mobility department at Strate now offers specializations in various fields such as motorcycle design, train and yacht design.

     

    In May 2013, Philip Nemeth becomes General Curator of the concept car exhibition organized by the “Festival International de l’Automobile”. Later the same year, he is appointed Head of Studies in a new school located in Nice: The Sustainable Design School.

     

    In September 2015, he joins Rubika in Valenciennes as Head of Studies of ISD-Rubika and manages three majors: Transportation, Product and Digital design.

     

    Since end of 2016, Philip Nemeth manages his own consulting agency: “SAS Philip Nemeth Consulting”. The company focuses on industrial design but also on classic cars and is located in a former paper mill close to Paris.

     

    The business mainly aims on creating new links between main actors in the design field such as designers, design schools, prototyping companies, media, etc.

    On a regular base, Philip Nemeth gives classes and conferences in France and abroad and coordinates events which link industrial design and schools.

Co-working


  • Antoine Berghen

    Co-Founder @ Paladium Co-Working Space

    ·        Co-fondateur Yaakadev (+10 collaborateurs)

    ·        Co-fondateur des espaces de Coworking Paladium (3 espaces à Luxembourg)

    ·        Co-fondateur de la startup Yabe (+30 collaborateurs)

    ·        Diplômé d’Epitech (2017)

  • Claudine Bettendroffer

    Country Leader @ Silversquare Luxembourg

    Chaos fighter x Love for travelling and curious about the world x Passion for entrepreneurship and innovation
    This passion has translated as well into a career as I was always looking to create impact by supporting entrepreneurs in their day to day: Exchanging ideas to increase business opportunities, drive customer satisfaction and building a network! After working years with start-ups and innovative companies, I got the chance to set the coworking space Silversquare up for Luxembourg. It resonated deeply with me as the heart of the business is building a strong community of great entrepreneurs from different phases, cultures, backgrounds and activities which grow stronger together!
  • Gosia Kramer

    CEO/Co-Founder at The Office Coworking S.a r.l.

    Gosia Kramer - founder and CEO of The Office, one of the first coworking places in Luxembourg. She spent 10 years in the financial sector   before leaving to realize her passion in design, innovation and entrepreneurial culture. 

    In the past 5 years Gosia has grown The Office to the size of 5600 sq meters across 3 locations in the city center. The Office Charlotte is designed for early-stage startups. The Office City, which was created in the former archives of the national library is dedicated to the accelerating companies. The Office Suits is a boutique style flexible office and coworking space for rapidly growing companies. 

    Gosia is also the creator of 'Lokaal' - a community driven and locally supplied food concept attached to The Office. 

  • Maida Halilovic

    Co-Founder and Managing Director of the creative co-working space am Gronn

    Aged 32, Maida Halilovic is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the creative
    co-working space am Gronn, as well as an independent Project & Communications Manager
    and Marketing lecturer.
    She got her degree in ‘modern languages’ at the Lycée Robert Schuman, and a Bacherlor’s
    degree in Communications from the Institut supérieur de formation sociale et de
    communicaltion (Isfsc) in Brussels.
    She gained her first experiences in communication agencies in Luxembourg where she
    worked from 2015 until 2019. During these years, she specialized in cultural projects and
    grew her network among cultural institutions and municipalities.
    She opened am Gronn together with Irina Moons in 2019 in order to give designers and
    creative people a place to work, exhibit, exchange, create, and meet each other as well as
    the public.
    Today, besides being the managing director of am Gronn, Maida is an independent Project &
    Communications Manager in the cultural and associative sector, as well as a marketing
    lecturer at the Chambre des Métiers. Philanthropist at heart, she’s passionate about
    collective work and intercultural exchange.
  • Tamay Zieske

    Community Manager - Fase15 Coworking Space & Hub @ We Start Spaces GmbH

    Tamay Zieske is Community Manager of the coworking space & hub Fase15 and a freelance cultural manager. He studied business administration with a focus on cultural management at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden.

    As head of kreativzentrum.saar, he was responsible for setting up the Saarland's creative industries promotion program in 2012. In 2018 he took a year off to explore South America and Southeast Asia. Back in Germany he started his own independent business in the cultural sector and became a start-up consultant at Saarland University. 2020 he joined the We Start Spaces GmbH as Community Manager to help shape the future of their Coworking business. 
  • Tania Brugnoni

    Director @ 1535° Creative Hub

    Tania Brugnoni, Director, 1535° Creative Hub, Luxembourg. Born in 1975, Tania Brugnoni holds a diploma in Arts Conservation and Art Market. Prior to joining the city of Differdange in 2002, she founded an art conservation company and taught in public education. Since 2013, she developed the first public hub for cultural and creative entrepreneurship in Luxembourg with nowadays more than 70 economic actors. She is a well-known advisor for small and medium entreprises from the cultural and creative economy and serves as a member of the Board of Luxembourg’s public radio station 100,7, as a member of the board of the Luxembourg National Research Fund and as a member of the advisory group of the creative industries cluster at Luxemburgs innovation agency, LuxInnovation. 

Entrepreneurship


  • Carlo Thelen

    Director General @ Chamber of Commerce

    After obtaining a Master of Science in Economics at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, Carlo Thelen joined the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in 1996 as an Economic Adviser.
    In August 2003, he joined the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and in January 2004, he became Director of International Affairs. In January 2014 he was nominated Director General.
    Until 2019, he was also the Chief Economist of the Chamber of Commerce, each year preparing and presenting the most important official opinion of the Chamber of Commerce: the opinion on the state budget.
    Carlo Thelen is also the author of a notable expert blog that highlights current important socio-economic questions, as well as articles and strategic papers published by the Chamber of Commerce. He also represents the Chamber of Commerce in different working groups and councils in Luxembourg institutions and organisations, is in charge of strategic papers, studies, surveys and statistics, research and innovation, documentation and literature on economics, and regularly gives advice and consultations on these subjects.
    In addition to his economic expertise, Carlo Thelen has extensive experience in commercial and economic advocacy as he regularly participates in economic missions abroad where he promotes the Luxembourg economy and businesses.
  • Frédéric Ooms

    Assistant Professor chez HEC Liège Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Lucile Barberet

    CEO @ NYUKO

    Lucile She worked with several startups before joining a Big4 for 5 years, managing their internal and external social media. But it wasn’t enough, she wanted to put her expertise to good use and joined nyuko in 2015 to help local entrepreneurs grow. She handled the communication, some coaching and training and launched the Meet an entrepreneur platform. She was nominated CEO of the asbl in 2020.

  • Mike Koedinger

    Founder & Chairman @ Maison Moderne

    Media Entrepreneur with +25 years of experience in creating leading media brands, exciting experiences for readers and ROI for brands. Founder and chairman of Maison Moderne, Luxembourg’s leading independent publishing company.

  • Philippe Linster

    CEO at House of Startups Luxembourg - powered by Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg

    In 2020, Philippe Linster joined the House of Startups (HoST) as their new CEO and he also represents the institution on various boards (Luxembourg Business Angels Network, Luxinnovation, etc.). Philippe joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2017 as an advisor at the House of Entrepreneurship and was in charge of the ‘Investor care’ platform dedicated to advising foreign investors interested in Luxembourg.

    The HoST was set up in 2017 by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce with the ambition to become a driving force behind the startup and innovation ecosystem in Luxembourg. HoST’s mission is to federate, promote and support the startup ecosystem but also the innovation needs of businesses and other organizations. HoST supports and promotes innovation, the creation of innovative startups and the diversification of the economy. This approach creates jobs, contributes to economic growth, and brings out new trends as well as promising startups. The HoST is also an innovation campus of nearly 6,000 square metres spread out over five floors in the heart of the city of Luxembourg. It welcomes a diverse community as home to several innovation hubs, including the Luxembourg-City Incubator, the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), Le Village by C.A., and the International Climate Finance Accelerator (ICFA) Luxembourg.

  • Pranjul Shah

    Head of the University of Luxembourg Incubator

    Dr. Pranjul Shah is Head of the University of Luxembourg Incubator driving a systemic mindset change towards entrepreneurship and innovation among the University of Luxembourg via tailored entrepreneurship training and mentoring programs. He is a chief mentor to over 35 startups at the incubator pushing them towards successful execution of their entrepreneurial goals. Dr. Shah has acquired a PhD in Physics and Nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark and Masters from University of Glasgow. During his PhD, he was handpicked as a Kauffman Global Scholar to embark on a 6 month intensive entrepreneurial training fellowship coordinated by the Kauffman Foundation in collaboration with MIT, Stanford University and Harvard University. He is recipient of numerous research and innovation awards including FNR’s Outstanding Research-Driven Innovation award.
  • Stéphanie Damgé

    Director @ Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl

    Stéphanie Damgé has a degree in work sociology and in business management. She joined KPMG in 2006, where she worked in the human resource department for over seven years. There, she was able to gain significant experience in human capital management coupled with business and strategic management.  

    Deeply engaged in entrepreneurship education, she joined Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg in 2013 as CEO.

    Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg (JEL) is a non-profit organisation whose mission statement is to inspire and prepare young people for entrepreneurship and employment through various programmes and projects taking place at all education levels (primary, secondary and higher education). It brings schools and the corporate world closer together and involves volunteers from the world of business in each of its programmes.

    The organisation works closely with both the private and public sector, following a “learning by doing” approach. Young people have a chance to be involved hands-on in projects which show them how they might develop professionally and personally by pointing to various opportunities and avenues.

  • Tom Baumert

    Directeur Entrepreneurship @ Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg

    Passionate about entrepreneurship, Tom Baumert joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2013 as a business consultant. After his studies in economics and management at the “Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management” he gained considerable experience in the banking sector through his activity at the BCEE before joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2013. These experiences lead him to become the CEO of the House of Entrepreneurship in 2016. Tom Baumert actively engages in the promotion and development of the entrepreneurial culture and in the promotion of the Luxembourgish economy. All in one, he supports the entrepreneurial spirit in all its forms. Under his direction, the House of Entrepreneurship experienced an exponential increase, welcoming thousands of future or established entrepreneurs. In September 2018, he became the Director Entrepreneurship of the Chamber of Commerce.

Intellectual Property


  • Eloïse Patocki-Tomas

    Senior Associate @ Arendt & Medernach

    Eloïse Patocki-Tomas is a Senior Associate in the IP, Communication & Technology practice of the law firm Arendt & Medernach. She is a member of the Paris Bar and has been admitted to practice in Luxembourg under her French professional title. Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach in 2017, she started her career as a trainee working as an in-house IP lawyer for a large media company in Paris, then worked for a business law firm in Montreal dedicated to startups, and finally practiced in an IP boutique law firm in Paris. Eloïse is a lecturer at University of Montpellier (France), where she gives lectures to Masters students related to IP and data protection.

  • Emmanuèle de Dampierre

    Counsel chez Elvinger Hoss Prussen

    Emmanuèle de Dampierre, Counsel at Elvinger Hoss Prussen in Luxembourg, is specialised in all areas of IP law (trademarks, patents, designs, author’s rights and related rights), both in advisory and litigation matters. She is also active in the field of ICT and data protection. She assists companies operating in various industries (the automotive, publishing, sports, media and telecommunications sectors, professionals of the financial sector). Emmanuèle also advises clients with respect to the IP and data protection aspects of their corporate transactions. Emmanuèle is a member of the Paris Bar since 2010 and a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2014.

  • Iris Depoulain

    Chargée de la direction @ Office de la propriété intellectuelle (Ministère de l’Economie)

    Ms Iris Depoulain holds a diploma in European Criminal Law from the University of Luxembourg and in International and European Intellectual Property Law from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). In 2013, after graduating, she started working for the Ministry of the Economy, at the Intellectual Property Office in Luxembourg. In 2015, during the Luxemburgish Presidency, she was the vice-chair of the Working Parties of the Council of the European Union. She became “Commissaire aux droits d’auteur et droits voisins” in 2018. She represents Luxembourg in the Administrative Council of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). As of 1st January 2021, she is the head of the Intellectual Property Office of Luxembourg.

  • Julián de Juan Landaburu

    IP Strategist and Member of the Board @ BlackBinder

    With a PhD in Physical Chemistry, Julián involved in the management of several spinoff companies with proprietary (patented) technologies in charge of technology transfer transactions, with a particular focus on creating business value by negotiations and by managing IP. He is now working mainly with entrepreneurs, start-ups and technology-based SMEs, helping them to find routes from ideas, to market success and, eventually, to lead market segments. He is continuing to participate in the management of technology-based start-ups with strong IP positions such as BlackBinder.

  • Onur Emul

    Deputy Manager-International Cooperation at the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL)

    Onur Emul is the Deputy Manager-International Cooperation at the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL) with more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property (IP)-advisory field along with his Chemical Engineering background. He worked as a Patent and Trademark Attorney for several years and represented various well-known companies in their IP cases. Then, he took a leap in his career towards running of European projects, yet by dealing with IP issues in technology transfer and innovation management processes as well as in project development and communication activities. Onur is a registered IP Court Expert in Criminal and Civil Law cases, continuing to be in charge of numerous international projects and stakeholder management activities, and he is never fed up with speaking about IP!

  • Sacha Lakic

    Industrial Designer, CEO @ Sacha Lakic Design

    Sacha Lakic is one of the rare creators able to move so easily from one field to another. From furniture to motorcycle, from architecture to cars or everyday objects. He grew up and studied in Paris. Attracted by the fashion world thanks to a stylist father, his curiosity and passion pushed him towards the automotive industry. Sacha began his career as a designer at Peugeot then went on to collaborate with major brands such as Venturi Automobiles and Roche Bobois with whom he has worked since over 15 years. He founded his design agency in Paris 20 years ago which has been located in Luxembourg since 2010.

  • Serge Quazzotti

    Director @ IPIL

    With a PhD in organic chemistry, Dr. Serge Quazzotti has initially worked as a scientific researcher.

    Since 1994, the focus of his career is oriented toward patents and industrial property. He set up and managed a department within Public Research Center Henri Tudor aimed at developing public services and research activities in these fields for the benefit of the local business and research community. He is the first director of the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL) created by the government of Luxemburg in 2014. Throughout his 26 years of activity, he was appointed many times in different expert groups about patents and industrial property e.g. by the European Commission, and as a member of the academic advisory group of the Academy of the European Patent Office. He is a lecturer at the University of Luxembourg.

    Since 2019, he is chairing the jury of the Jonk Fuerscher contest in Luxembourg. Convinced that “La propriété intellectuelle concerne tout le monde”, that intellectual property is essential for making innovation and creativity useful for society, Dr. Serge Quazzotti is glad to be part of the event.

  • Steve Rayyan Mack

    Photographer

    As a construction technician, Steve Mack made various stops in private and public sector professionally, and lived for a short time in San Diego, USA as well as in Marrakech, Morocco. He found his passion for photography in his early years. But it wasn't until social networks like Facebook and Instagram came out that his passion awakened again, and developed into what it is today. Steve says “I can live out my passion without pressure, I live it under the slogan 'My Art is the Live to See'”.

  • Vanja Nedimovic

    European TM and Design Attorney @ Dennemeyer

    Vanja is a European Trademark and Design Attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in client counseling, business development and management of intellectual property. Her day to day practice involves trademark and design preparation and prosecution, legal opinions, portfolio strategy and management. She manages portfolios for clients ranging from local start-ups to top global brands in various industries. She enjoys developing unique and efficient solutions for her clients’ IP demands.

Funding opportunities


  • Carole Kremer

    Head of Office @ Creative Europe MEDIA Desk

    Creative Europe is the European Commission’s funding programme for the creative, cultural and audiovisual industries. The MEDIA sub-programme provides support to the film, audiovisual and video game sectors. Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Luxembourg is a one stop shop for information about the opportunities of MEDIA ; raising awareness about the various calls and funding schemes to local stakeholders, promoting Creative Europe-related events and initiatives and assisting Luxembourg applicants with their funding applications. The Desk is hosted by Film Fund Luxembourg.
  • Ekaterina Travkina

  • Filip Westerlund

    CEO @ OUR CHOICE Fashion

    Filip Westerlund is the CEO, founder, and circular visionary behind OUR CHOICE Circular Fashion. As a graduate student in psychology and a circular economy entrepreneur, Filip has an in-depth understanding of consumer motivations and behaviors. 

     

    Filip and team launched their first crowdfunding campaign with the world’s first circular sneakers in November 2020, reaching its funding goal in 15.5 hours, bringing in $US10,000 in one week while closing the campaign with $US30,000 raised. 

     

    Filip was recently awarded the winner of EY Startup Series for Circular Economy pioneers and dubbed a Young Social Impact Hero by Thrive Global. Filip has also been nominated for the Circular By Design challenge hosted by Luxinnovation. OUR CHOICE recently launched another crowdfunding campaign on Ulule.com. 

  • Isabelle de Voldere

    senior economist @ IDEA Consult

    Isabelle De Voldere is senior economist at IDEA Consult. She has been working as a researcher and policy advisor for more than 20 years now. Her work focuses on topics related to sectoral and regional competitiveness, innovation, entrepreneurship, access to finance and socio-economic impact analysis.

    In the last 15 years she has developed a particular interest in advising on the competitiveness of professional cultural and creative actors and the socio-economic position of culture and creative entrepreneurs and access to finance for freelancers, micro-enterprises and other creative ventures. She contributed to policy evaluation and development in the area of cultural and creative sectors at both regional and European level. She was project leader of the “Survey on access to finance for cultural and creative sectors” study (2012) on behalf of DG EAC, which provided input to the European Commission and the EIF to refine the CCS Guarantee Facility in the Creative Europe programme. In 2015-2017, Isabelle managed EC studies on crowdfunding4culture and the impact of digitization on market dynamics and value creation in creative value chains, as well as studies to redesign the support landscape for cultural entrepreneurship (both coaching and finance) in Flanders (Belgium). Isabelle is currently part of the core research team in the EU-funded project ‘Creative FLIP – Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting’ (www.creativeflip.creativehubs.net). She also headed the study on behalf of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on cultural and creative sectors, which was published recently (https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/mt/document.html?reference=IPOL_STU%282021%29652242).

  • Kristian Hosburgh

    CEO @ TINT sarl-s

    Born in Luxembourg to english speaking parents, Kristian has always had a special place in his heart for the creative industry sector. Starting off with a law degree from Nancy2 University he delved into the world of music business and launched a networking platform for creatives in 2010 (Trust in Talent). Later he wanted to deepen his knowledge and  did a degree at the HMKW university in Berlin as a Media & Event Manager. During his studies he made it his primary focus to research ways of improving the situation of the creative industry sector in Luxembourg. Part music producer part media & event consultant he launched his own company beginning of 2020: TINT sarl-s.  Kristian is currently preparing to also launch  publishing administration service for the local music industry and is working on a redesign of his award winning matchmaking platform concept for creative industry professionals with the support of the NEISTART initiative of the Luxembourg government. This new platform is planned to be rolled out during the Esch22 year of European culture. His goal is to bring more synergy to the creative industry ecosystem and help new talents to professionalise their skill. 

  • Marc Nickts

    General Manager @ SACEM Luxembourg s.c.

    Marc Nickts initially began working at SACEM Luxembourg for a period of 6 years, the local music rights collecting society, before being nominated as the General Manager in 2010.

    He manages the music rights collection in Luxembourg, aiming to guarantee a fair remuneration for authors, composers and publishers of musical work.
  • Marc Rettel

    Luxembourgish contact point for the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe, the European Commissio

    Marc Rettel is the Luxembourgish contact point for the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe, the European Commission’s funding programme for the creative, cultural and audiovisual industries. He did a PhD in Literature and Linguistics and presented broadcasts on arts and culture on the public radio 100.7. After his music and drama training at the Conservatory of Luxembourg, he worked as a voice actor and as a director and dramatic advisor for theater productions. Since 2017, he is project manager at the Agence luxembourgeoise d’action culturelle where he is currently in charge of the Creative Europe Culture desk and the export and promotion programme for the book and publishing sector Reading Luxembourg.

  • Samuel Paulus

    Senior Manager @ microlux

    Samuel began his professional career as a project manager for 1,2,3 GO, which later on becomes nyuko – a start-up accelerator. During that time, he has acquired significant experience in supporting innovative business start-up projects and social entrepreneurship projects, and has familiarized himself with an important network of entrepreneurs and coaches.

     

    Samuel has always been passionate about entrepreneurship and has himself taken part in the setting-up of an organic restaurant of which he is a partner. This entrepreneurial experience allows him to better identify with the problems that entrepreneurs face in their business.

     

    Since the creation of microlux in 2016, Samuel contributed to its development as a social business with the objective to allow a maximum of microentrepreneurs to have access to finance.  He hopes to contribute to a more harmonious society with a better distribution of wealth.

  • Sylvia Amann

    Director @ inforelais

    Sylvia AMANN is director of inforelais - a consultancy in Austria specialising in tailored services for culture and creative industries development. Sylvia is senior export of the strategic EU Creative Flip project, expert on Access to Finance for the CCS and author of several studies related to the Covid-19 crisis in the CCS including for the European Parliament. She co-chaired the OMC expert group of EU Member States on Creative Industries. Sylvia was member of the European Capital of Culture Expert Panel nominated by the European Parliament from 2015-2020. She is also cultural expert for the global network United Cities and Local Governments. and works globally for strategic cultural policy development. Sylvia relies on a substantial network of policy, institutional and sector contacts in Europe, Asia and Africa
  • Valérie Quilez

    Coordinatrice internationale @ Kultur:LX

    Après des études centrées sur les aspects interculturels et transfrontaliers franco-allemands (études transfrontalières franco-allemandes, Université de la Sarre et Université de Metz), Valérie Quilez débute sa carrière professionnelle dans le domaine du spectacle vivant et travaille en tant que responsable de la communication mais aussi coordinatrice pour plusieurs institutions culturelles en Lorraine et en Sarre : Le Carreau-Scène Nationale de Forbach, le Festival Perspectives (Sarrebruck / Allemagne) ; le Festival Schichtwechsel (Allemagne), entre autres. En 2004 elle rejoint le Luxembourg pour diriger la communication de Luxembourg et Grande Région, Capitale européenne de la culture 2007. Début 2009, à la demande du ministère de la Culture du Luxembourg, elle met en place la Mission culturelle du Luxembourg en France avec pour objectif la promotion de la scène artistique luxembourgeoise sur le territoire français. Depuis le 1er février elle rejoint la structure Kultur | lx – Luxembourg Arts Council en tant que coordinatrice internationale.

Crafts and manufacturing


  • Anne Bauler

    Maître Couturière

    After completing a bachelor of chemistry and a masters degree in international law and working as a legal expert, Anne Bauler developed a huge interest for design and sewing. Following her passion, she learned the artistry that stands behind making clothes and basically anything that one can make out of a piece of cloth. Today, she is a Maître Couturière and has opened her own sewing studio where she creates custom-made clothes for women. Additionally, she shares her knowledge in numerous popular workshops and helps her customers to learn about ‘their’ colours in her own colour analysis.

  • Christian Kremer

    Chef de service, Services à l'Artisanat @Chambre des Métiers du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

  • Christian Reuter

    Secrétaire général adjoint @Fédéreation des Artisans

    Christian Reuter, 14/05/1972 à Luxembourg

    Diplômé en sciences politiques et en NPO-Management

    Secrétaire général adjoint de la Fédération des Artisans.

    La Fédération des Artisans est l’organisation faîtière de l’artisanat luxembourgeois qui regroupe un vingtaine d’associations professionnelles du secteur de la construction, de l’alimentation, de la mécanique, du secteur mode-santé-hygiène et de la communication.

  • Cyril Marchiol

    Founder and CEO @ Tsume S.A.

    Cyril is the founder & CEO at Tsume S.A., specialized in the conception and commercialization of statues and high-end figures from the universe of Japanese animation/manga, as well as comic and cinema.

    Ever since Cyril was a child, he has devoted his passion for Japanese pop- culture. After 3 years as European Agent for Kensin (JAP), he decided to see things bigger and found Tsume in 2010. Working out of his garage with a handful of employees, Cyril began developing the business that deals with world-leading licenses.

    The company since has created and boosted the universe of collectibles, becoming the world leader of high-end anime resin statues. From conception to production – leading around 40 members in Europe, and teams in China for its manufacturing strategy and Quality control - Tsume manages the whole process from rough sketches to the final product that deliver to customers all around the world.

    Cyril’s vision - to innovate constantly, working on hybrid products, mixing digital and traditional techniques, combining electronics and research of new materials to push further the limit of creativity - has led to the success of the company.
  • Didac Zerrouk

    Entrepreneur indépendant chez DZ Lutherie

    After discovering the guitar in my teenage years I instantly started to feel the need of exploring that world. Why does it sound like this ? What can I do to improve it's sound and playability ? Can I make my own ? That's when the word 'lutherie' and 'luthier' came by.

    Following a try at a Computer Science Bachelor from the Uni.Lu and after meeting the glass artist owners of Atelier d'Art du Verre (Asselborn-LU) I decided it was time for me to live my passion and dedicate myself to that craft.

    I studied 3 years in Belgium at a specialised school and doing internships all around Wallonia as it was hardly to find any possibilities in the country. Half-way in my studies one of my professors gave me an opportunity to come regularly to his shop and teach me how to make historic bowled instruments (the lute family and the Oud specifically) and that was my pivot point into high-class lutherie and the strive for excellence in my craft.
    I opened shop soon after, in February 2018 in Clervaux where I began my journey as a guitar builder, a repair shop and a general guitar music shop. Since then I had huge support from clients and musicians all over the country and Europe, moved to Vianden at the start of 2020 and came back to Clervaux at the end of last month to be able to better suit my clients needs as well as the requirements of my craft.

  • Emmanuelle Vincent

    Producer @ ZEILT productions

  • Jean-Marc Dimanche

    Directeur Artistique de la Maison MEERT et conseil en image pour le chocolatier et sculpteur PATRICK

    Jean-Marc Dimanche est Docteur en Pharmacie, diplômé de l’Ecole Supérieure Internationale
    d’Art et de Gestion et de l’Institut Supérieur de Management Culturel. Après quelques années
    d’exercice en officine, et un séjour au Québec, sa sensibilité, son goût pour la communication et
    les arts l’ont conduit à orienter sa carrière vers le management culturel et le design.

    Il a été chargé de missions pour le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication et la
    Chambre de Commerce de Paris, avant de collaborer en tant que chef de projet à plusieurs
    structures d’ingénierie culturelle. Il a été directeur associé entre 1989 et 1992 de la première
    agence de Design spécialisée dans le domaine Pharmaceutique « Bleu Absolu ».

    Il a ensuite dirigé de1992 à 2012 l’agence V.I.T.R.I.O.L., véritable laboratoire d’idées et de
    créations qui durant 20 ans a su cultiver les beaux produits et les images rares dans le
    domaine du luxe, et a travaillé auprès des plus grandes marques : CHANEL, ISSEY MIYAKE,
    YVES-SAINT-LAURENT, BACCARAT, HARRY WINSTON.

    Passionné de végétal, il a participé de 1996 à 2014 à la communication des Journées
    des Plantes de Courson, et collabore toujours au Festival des Jardins de Chaumont sur Loire,
    pour lequel il a créé en 2012 le jardin « Toi & Moi » signé Givenchy, et fait partie depuis du
    comité de sélection des jardins.

    Il a occupé entre 2008 à 2016 le poste de Secrétaire Général des Amis de l'École des beauxarts
    de Paris.

    Il a créé en 2008, en partenariat avec Florence Guillier-Bernard, MAISON PARISIENNE, galerie
    nomade dédiée aux métiers d’art et savoir-faire d’exception, dont il a assuré la direction
    artistique jusqu’en 2015, avant de devenir depuis janvier 2016 conseiller auprès de Son
    Altesse Royale la Grande Duchesse Héritière du Luxembourg pour le développement et la
    transmission des métiers d’art au Luxembourg et en Europe.

    Il est également aujourd’hui Directeur Artistique de la Maison MEERT et conseil en image pour
    le chocolatier et sculpteur PATRICK ROGER, et travaille au développement d’un nouvel espace privé dédié à la création, le Elevensteens, au coeur de Bruxelles.
  • Jean-Pierre Reitz

    Luthier-Archetie

    mon nom est Jean-Pierre Reitz

    nationalité Luxembourgeoise, né en 1958, bac scientifique, étude du violon avec un premier prix, études de la lutherie à Crémone, installé comme Luthier-Archetier à Pétange depuis 1984

  • Marie Dumond

    Chargée de projets culturels @Association De Mains De Maitres Luxembourg

    Marie Dumond est née à Bonn (Allemagne) en 1987. Elle vit et travaille au Luxembourg depuis 2016. Après des études de Lettres Modernes et de Langue, Littérature et Civilisation italienne à la Sorbonne, elle décide de se spécialiser en management culturel avec un Master à l’Institut d’Études Supérieur des Arts (Paris). Passionnée par le monde de l’art et la communication, elle a travaillé chez Connaissances des Arts, dans un salon d’Art Textile et à l’Institut Pierre Werner à Luxembourg avant de rejoindre l’association De Mains De Maîtres Luxembourg en 2019.
  • Maurice Leonard

    CEO owner at Wood Optic Diffusion SA Emotions Make

  • Pascale Seil

    Atelier de soufflage de verre

    Pascale was born in January 1969 in Luxembourg where she spent most of her
    life. She obtained her baccalaureate in 1987 at the Lycée Technique des Arts et
    Métiers de Luxembourg and then continued her studies at the École des Arts
    Décoratifs de Strasbourg until 1991. It was there that Pascale discovered her
    passion for glass blowing.

    Fascinated by this art, she went to Saumur (Loire
    Valley) to attend Scott Slagermann, an internationally renowned American
    glassblower. In 1995, she graduated in glass blowing at the European Centre for
    Research and Training in Glass Arts in Vannes le Châtel (Meurthe-et-Moselle).

    It is in the charming village of Berdorf, in the heart of the Luxembourg Mullerthal
    region, that Pascale opens her own glass blowing workshop. It produces
    tableware and unique and exclusive sculptures, often inspired by the natural
    surroundings of Berdorf. 2006 saw the creation of Solstice, a company that
    Pascale developed with Henry Dostert and which quickly became synonymous
    with individualized and personalized lighting.
    !
  • Tom Wirion

    Directeur général de la Chambre des Métiers

    Titulaire d'une maîtrise en droit décrochée à l'Université d'Aix-Marseille et d'un Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies du Collège d'Europe de Bruges, Tom Wirion a été avocat avoué du Barreau de Luxembourg entre 1994 et 1999. Il entre ensuite à la Chambre des Métiers en tant que conseiller juridique. Nommé Directeur général adjoint en 2009, il devient Directeur général en février 2014 et se donne comme mission prioritaire de changer l'image des métiers, notamment auprès des jeunes, de leurs parents et des professeurs.

    Sous sa direction, la Chambre des Métiers a pu développer et mettre en place sa vision d’être LE partenaire de l’Artisanat : l’institution-partenaire de référence, indépendante, au service des entreprises de l’Artisanat et de la société, moteur du développement durable et de l’innovation.

    Pour Tom Wirion, la créativité et l’esprit d’entreprendre sont fermement ancrés dans l’ADN de l’Artisanat et il veille à que ces valeurs soient encouragées de la même manière que la Chambre des Métiers soutient ses artisans.

    Il est membre du Conseil Economique et Social et aussi membre du Comité exécutif de l'Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises (UEL). Il siège en outre au Conseil d'administration de la SNCI. Il est Vice-président de SMEuntited (small & medium enterprises) et y représente les intérêts de l’Artisanat au niveau Européen.

Interactive Media and Gaming


  • Albert Adeikalam

    3D Artist - Cofounder @innoVR

  • Benigno Perez

    CGLUX

  • Christian Nyhus Andreasen

    Head of Incubator at Filmby Aarhus

    One of the many Danes who has lost their hearts to Luxembourg, Christian is an interactive entertainment veteran, Founder of the Luxembourg based Venture advisory Neuhauzen & Co, Head of Incubator at Filmby Aarhus and former IP Director of Subway Surfers (2 billion downloads worldwide), entrepreneur and Business Angel.

    Christian is today helping investors and gaming studios find each other, and is actively assisting companies like VR pioneers MANND, game innovators Digital Devotion Games and many others as head of the startup ecosystem in Filmby Aarhus.

     

    Connect with me on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyhus/

  • David Foy

    Head of Sector Development - Digital Economy @ Luxinnovation GIE

  • Fabio De Aguiar

    CEO at 11F Media

    CEO & Founder of 11F Media, the company behind the social media platforms 11F Sport, 11F Gaming, 11F Movie with more than 40.000 followers. Aswell as the organizer behind the LGX – Luxembourg Gaming Xperience, the PEM – POST Esports Masters, and many more events.

    Since 2013 I am working on the gaming and esports industry of Luxembourg, starting the company 11F in 2016 we managed to realize over 100 events so far.

  • Farzam Molkara

    Co-founder and CEO at Zorvan

    Farzam is the co-founder and CEO at Zorvan, which develops a Neurofeedback based analytic engine for digital content creators to detect and measure human emotion and engagement. He has been an entrepreneur, project director, and tech-lead in the video game industry, founding 2 international award-winning game studios in the past 17 years and recently one of the Fit4Start #10 edition selected startups.
  • Guy Daleiden

    Directeur Général @ Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle

    Guy Daleiden (*1963) started his professional career as a civil servant in 1990 when he joined the Prime Minister’s office, and has been Managing Director of Film Fund Luxembourg since 1999. He is a member of the EFAD (European Film Agency Directors Association) and sits on the Boards of the Luxembourg Film Academy, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) and Luxembourg City Film Festival. Film Fund Luxembourg implements the Luxembourg government’s audiovisual production support policy and promotes the development of the country’s film industry. It supports audiovisual projects of any genre and format, and has especially in recent years put significant emphasis on the development and production of new media and XR content. The Film Fund also represents Luxembourg in a range of European and international audiovisual initiatives, including Eurimages and the European Commission’s Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.  

  • Jeremy Flammang

    Web Developer @ Reborn

  • Jimmy Fischer

    CEO @ 3WG Studios

    Passionate about video games from an early age, Jimmy Fischer dreamed of the day when he would create his own games. It is therefore not without surprise that after years of experience in the web and multimedia, Jimmy created in 2009 his own production company, 3WG, based in Altwies and specialized in the creation of video games and interactive experiences in augmented reality or virtual reality. The company 3WG has accumulated more than 60 million downloads of its games on mobile / pc and distributes its creations worldwide.
  • Laurent Witz

    CEO - Producer at ZEILT productions & WATT frame

    Born in France in 1975, Laurent Witz has always been passionate about artistic creativity.

    He attended the Metz Fine Arts Institute in France where he obtained his diploma with honours.

    His career then began to take off and he worked in various studios based in France and Luxembourg as an Animator, then Art Director, Assistant Director, Supervisor or Director of short films, series and feature length films.

    In 2007 and 2010, he successively founded his own production companies with a view to developing his mindset on animation and audiovisual production. With ZEILT productions Luxembourg and WATT frame France, he hoped to work on projects which were ambitious from an artistic and technical point of view, a dream that came true in 2014 with the film “Mr Hublot”, which he wrote, directed, and produced, winner of the Oscar 2014 for Best Animated Short Film. In 2014 he directed the short movie “Long Live New York” for New York Organ Donor Network and Young and Rubicam New York.

    Laurent Witz created ZEILT studio in 2016 to support the growth of the group and YAAARGAMES in 2018 to imagine and develop VR, AR and real time projects.

    In June 2017, his new short film “Cogs” was released worldwide as part of a global campaign for AIME, an organization seeking to reduce inequalities through education. This project in collaboration with M&C Saatchi Sydney and won many Awards such as Cannes Lions and Clio Awards.

    Laurent Witz produced and directed the first season of the TV series “Barababor” broadcasted in more than 60 territories including France with CANAL+ GROUP and China with Youku. In 2018-2019 he created and produced the TV show “Nächst Statioun (Welcome to Earth)” which begins to be distributed in 2021. He is now developing and producing several projects including “Deep in the Bowl” in collaboration with Tencent Video.

  • Madhumalti Sharma

    Founder & President Workshop4Me

    Madhumalti is a lead innovator by thought and process introducing coding for kids over the weekend and made it astoundingly popular. She has more than 24 years of experience in technology of which 11 years were with IBM. She formally founded Workshop4Me a.s.b.l. a non-profit organization in Luxembourg eight years ago, to move children from being “consumers” to “creators” using technology. She is EU Code week Ambassador and EU Robotics National Coordinator for Luxembourg. She is a mentor at the STEM Scholars Program with the New York Academy of Sciences. She mentors children, especially girls for hackathons and coding competitions like Technovation Global App development challenge. She speaks at several technology and entrepreneurship conferences including TEDx, European Women in Technology, Campus Party Italia and the team have won many awards and accolades.

  • Matthieu Bracchetti

    Founder & CEO chez Virtual Rangers

Fashion


  • Amy Sinner

    Founder @ The Modu Shop

    Korean-American Social Entrepreneur from New York.  After graduating from Law School, Amy worked in Fortune 500 companies on Wall Street and Hollywood prior to relocating to Luxembourg with her husband.  Her move to Luxembourg gave her the opportunity and time to pursue her passion for Fashion and Social Entrepreneurship.  In 2017, she opened the Sustainable Concept Store, The Modu Shop, in Luxembourg City where every purchase would help make a positive impact environmental or socially.  
  • Debbie Kirsch

    Founder @ Devi-clothes

    Debbie Kirsch is a Luxembourgish sustainability enthusiast who established Devï, a sustainable fashion brand, in 2018 during her Master program in 'Sustainable Business and Innovation'. All the items of Devï are upcycled out of high-quality vintage and deadstock fabrics and produced with a women empowering social enterprise in India called the Saheli Women. Her goal is to create a brand that combines ethics & aesthetics and to raise awareness about sustainability in the fashion industry.

  • Evelyn Holzeis

    Designer & Founder @ eiv jewelry.

    Raised in multiple cities- Frankfurt, New York, Istanbul and Florence- Austrian-born, Evelyn Holzeis is the founder and designer of eiv jewelry. After graduating in Economics from New York University, Evelyn worked in financial services for several years, while designing her own jewelry on the side. In 2017, she decided to pursue her family’s heritage full time under her own label embodying ethical and sustainable practices. Though Evelyn designs her collections in Luxembourg, her atelier is based in the old city district of Istanbul, where she works with artisans of Armenian minority backgrounds. Ethically hand-sculpted from pre-loved solid gold, each design is made-to-order to avoid waste. Through eiv jewelry, Evelyn aspires to support minorities while creating conscious heirloom pieces.

  • Georges Kieffer

    Founder @ BENU COUTURE

    Georges Kieffer is born in March 1967 in Luxembourg. After successful studies in economical engineering (Bachelor), economics (Bachelor) and ecological oriented economics with a focus on waste management (Master) in Germany, he starts his professional career with IBM in 1994. Solid training in customer relationship and sales management prepares his move five years later to another international giant, General Electric. During two years he mounts a new team in an international market. In 2000 he moves to REAL Solutions, a mid-sized local software engineering company, as International Sales Director. Since his studies, Georges Kieffer has never abandoned his focus on global economics with their social and ecological consequences. This passion finally makes him leave his job in 2017 to create a completely new adventure called BENU VILLAGE ESCH with the support of the Luxembourgish Government and the City of Esch-sur-Alzette. He develops an innovative, holistic concept covering social aspects (inclusion, cohesion, participation, integration) as well as ecological ones (consequently ZeroWaste, rescued food, ReUse and UpCycling) in a cultural and economic context : the first EcoVillage in the Greater Region. Georges is fluent in Luxembourgish, German, French, English and Italian.

  • Guillermo Ortega Garcia

    I started Natural Vibes with the aim to offer a sustainable/ethical product that is good for the environment and your vibes. 

     
    Currently, Natural Vibes is available in 11 countries and count with more than 50 points of sales, online and offline. 
     
    Also, Natural Vibes has helped to plant more than 10,000 trees around the world with our reforestation programs.

  • Jolanta Czuba

    Founder of Ride More Protection

    Founder of Ride More Protection, incurably passionate about Luxembourg and biking. After 10+ years of experience in finance, management and ecommerce decided to capitalize her know-how and change the world of extreme sports, focusing on 2-wheel sports: BMX, MTB and scooter. With well designed and colorful products she wants to bring more diversity and make extreme sports more women- and kids-friendly. Ride More doubles down on style, safety and power of the local community."

  • Martha Launay

    Co-founder & Business Owner @ pardonmycloset

    Martha Launay is French and the co-founder of pardonmycloset. She holds a Master in International Business from Skema Business School and started her career at Ernst&Young Luxembourg as a Senior Financial Auditor. Over the past few years, she has been holding responsibilities in audit, consulting, and business development in the financial & IT sectors. In 2019, she started her own business with a previous colleague from Ernst&Young, Caroline Poincelot, in the field that she is passionate about: second-hand fashion. Pardonmycloset offers the finest selection of second-hand clothing and accessories from luxury to fashion brands and partners with retail groups such as Galeries Lafayette. 

  • Stylianee Parascha

    President of Fashion Revolution Luxembourg asbl. and a Sustainable Fashion and Conscious Communicati

    Stylianee Parascha is the President of Fashion Revolution Luxembourg and a Sustainable Fashion and Conscious Communications Consultant. During her Masters in Sustainability in Fashion, she undertook research on fashiontech trends, mass customisation, circular fashion models, how to use the SDGs as a compass for the fashion industry, and how Immigration and Fashion are interconnected and can benefit from each other. As a designer, she has incorporated upcycling in her practice early on and has been leading Upcycling workshops for a variety of audiences. Together with her team, she has started the trend for Sustainable Fashion Markets and Clothes Swaps in the area, throwing successful events and bringing together an enthusiastic conscious community. She is experimenting with conscious design concepts through her brand What.Eve.Wears and explores synergies with fashion Made in Greece on every occasion.
  • Tessy Antony de Nassau

    Professional Speaker and Project Coordinator, TEDx Speaker and Board Member

    Tessy Antony De Nassau is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Woman, Philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, Activist, Medical Doctorate and PHD candidate and Mother.

Architecture


  • Ann Muller

  • Annick Meiers

    Freelance Architect/ Urban Designer

    Annick Meiers, an architect and trained urban designer, is currently the coordinator of the
    participatory construction of the Äerdschëff, a project which is part of CELL - Centre for Ecological
    Learning Luxembourg.
    Her role revolves around the organisation and supervision of the volunteers participating in the
    construction of the project, most administrative tasks, the external communication and strategic
    development of the Äerdschëff Project.
    Her motivation to join the Äerdschëff Project, thus CELL, was to work in the field of ecological and
    participatory architecture. But also to get more involved in the field of permaculture and the
    transition movement.
    Annick studied architecture at the University of Technology in Vienna and did her Master of
    Architecture in Urban Design at the Bartlett/UCL in London in 2013. Before joining CELL, she
    collaborated with various Luxembourgish architecture offices, most notably, Fabeck Architectes
    and Kaell Architecte.
    Her research focuses on how people would have to adapt their way of living and consumption of
    resources to minimise their impact on the environment and to live sustainably in coexistence with
    nature.
    Annick investigates the relationship between alternative forms of living and food production,
    aiming for a sustainable impact on the environment and is interested in how these adapted forms of
    living and consumption might potentially cause ecological and social change.
    She is also a passionate semi-professional gardener.
  • Lisi Teisen

    Architect @ TEISEN-GIESLER Architects

    Le bureau d‘architectes TEISEN-GIESLER a été créé en 2003 et est composé de 12 salariés, dont 9 architectes diplômés. Elisabeth Teisen et Rolf Giesler sont les 2 architectes-gérants du bureau
    et membres en tant qu’architectes-urbanistes à l’Ordre des architectes et ingénieurs OAI à Luxembourg.
  • Martine Schummer

  • Philippe Nathan

    architect, founding partner @ 2001.lu

    Philippe Nathan (Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg 1982) is an architect by education.
    (ISACF LaCambre Brussels, 2009 - magna cum laude)
    After having collaborated with Brussels-based architecture office ‘51N4E’ for 3 years,
    he returned to Luxembourg in 2010 to found the office ‘2001’.
    ‘2001’ is a studio – atelier – lab, which is developing territories, buildings, spaces,
    ideas and strategies.
    Beside 2001’s practice in architecture, urbanism and territorial development, Philippe
    Nathan is intervening in the local contemporary art scene through spatial installations
    and critical investigations.
    He taught at the University of Brussels in 2015 and is continuously engaging in juries,
    lectures and the writing of essays
  • Pierre Hurt

    Director @ OAI

    Diplômé d'un master en Administration des Affaires de l'Université de Nancy 2, Pierre Hurt, 57 ans, assure la direction de l'OAI depuis sa constitution en mars 1990. Depuis 1992, il est aussi coordinateur de la Fédération des travailleurs intellectuels indépendants (FTI.LU).
    Il a participé en 1992 à la mise en place de la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie (aujourd’hui LUCA).
    Il a initié une multitude d’initiatives, comme le Guide-Références guideoai.lu, architectour.lu, exchange/export laix.lu, Bauhärepräis bhp.lu, et des actions telles que MOAI.LU (méthodologie du construire ensemble, Maîtrise d’oeuvre OAI), RICLUX (Recherche => Innovation + Construction),…
    Il est , entre autres, membre effectif du Conseil Economique et Social, du conseil de gérance de myenergy, du conseil d’administration de l’Association da Vinci.

  • Shahram Agaajani

    Architect

    Born in Tabriz (Iran) in 1976, Shahram Agaajani is an architect and a founding partner of METAFORM architects. He studied architecture at La Cambre (Bruxelles) graduating with Magna cum Laude in 2001. In 2003 he established METAFORM architects together with Thierry Cruchten. Since then, the award-winning firm has grown to become a multidisciplinary team of over 40 collaborators with offices in both Luxembourg and Dubai. The firm’s key achievements, including the creation of the Luxembourg pavilion at EXPO2020 in Dubai and Luxembourg’s first Velodrome, bear witness to its know-how and expertise. Their creative and daring approach brings a distinct signature style to each project. Shahram has played an active role in the field architecture as Lecturer at CEPA (2007-2009), Member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation of Architecture (2008-2009), Editor-in-chief of the “Carnet d’opinions”(2008 onwards) and as member of various juries. He has a love of aviation, an avid interest in mechanics, as well as a passion for marine life and diving.

Music


  • Damiano Picci

    Co-Founder @ FOQUS

    Damiano Picci is Co-Founder of FOQUS, Mad Trix and Unison Studios. He gathered a lot of experience in the music industry through his work in Germany (Kling Klang Klong) and Belgium (Galaxy Studios). His vision is to combine different media formats through technology and to innovate in the music industry. Starting his music journey at a very young age, he was constantly enlarging his horizon by studying classical music, jazz music and contemporary music at the conservatory of Luxembourg. He developed a strong love and expertise for future tech, spatial audio and innovative media planning at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Now he’s working on a variety of projects such as new media projects by developing interactive 3D audio systems or managing music and arts projects such as EDSUN, CHAiLD, Belfast Overdose to name a few.

  • Giovanni Trono

    Director @ Music:LX

    Giovanni Trono began his career in the music business as a musician. Willing to support the Luxembourg music scene, he founded the indie label Ownrecords in 2000 with some friends. After leaving the country for several years to pursue his musical career, he came back to Luxembourg to start working for music:LX, the Luxembourg Export Office. After 10 years at music:LX as a project manager and director and the integration of the association in Kultur | lx this January 2021, he now works as head of music for Kultur | lx.
  • Max Hochmuth

    Co-founder and artistic director of the Siren’s Call Festival

    Max Hochmuth is an independent artist and music producer.

    He is a founding member of Unison Studios, a recording, production and media composition studio run by a collective of producers, composers and engineers.

    Max is the co-founder and artistic director of the Siren’s Call Festival, a boutique music and culture festival in the heart of Luxembourg City with an eclectic lineup of musicians, artists and performers.

     

    Before being independent, Max ran his own creative studio “Moast” for more than a decade, producing documentaries, advertisements and tv shows
  • Michel Welter

    Managing Partner at A-Promotions/den Atelier

  • Olivier Toth

    CEO at Rockhal

    Olivier Toth has been Rockhal Luxembourg’s CEO since its opening in 2005. Under his leadership the Rockhal has become the leading concert venue in Luxembourg, one of the key promoters in the country and has risen in the ranks of European venues.

     

    The Rockhal also houses Rocklab, incubator and creative hub providing support and promotion services to artists and entrepreneurs in the music sector in Luxembourg.


    In 2008 Olivier initiated Sonic Visions, a Luxembourg’s annual music lab and festival He is a founding member and member of the board of music:LX (Luxembourg’s music export office), a founding member of Liveurope – the live music platform for new European talent and of INES – Innovation Network for European Showcases. Olivier is a member of the board of the EAA and is co-founder of the EAA’s Arena Resilience Alliance.

  • Patrizia Luchetta

    Co-founder and Producer @ Charlotte in Red

    Patrizia Luchetta has a 20yr+ international career across industries and economic sectors; in both the private and public sector.

    After having had the privilege to develop and implement Luxembourg’s national strategy in the field of biomedical life sciences, Patrizia decided to venture back into the private sector and use her international expertise to help start-ups and individuals to refine their strategic goals, especially regarding communication and marketing; but also to pursue her passion for music and create bridges between the entrepreneurial and the creative hemispheres.

    Currently Patrizia sits on several boards and advisory committees and she has recently by co-founded Charlotte in Red, a video platform which documents women in music, dance and in the arts.

  • Stephanie Baustert

    Music Management

    Stephanie Baustert is a Luxembourg-based music manager driven by the desire to help artists build their career and reach their full potential. She provides full service artist management, career development and booking to both local and international jazz and improvised music artists. In addition, she offers a wide range of services to musicians of all genres, thus enabling them to focus on what they do best: music.

  • Tun Biever

    Music business entrepreneur, artist, musician and product manager

    Tun Biever is the guitarist, singer and manager of Luxembourgish independent pop band TUYS. Having founded TUYS at the age of ten, Tun’s career as a musician took him all around Europe, playing shows at well-established festivals such as M.S. Dockville, The Great Escape and opening for The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars and, more recently, Mando Diao. TUYS just released a series of songs and videos entitled “A Curtain Call For Dreamers” and signed to the booking agencies Friendly Fire, Echelon and Intersection.

    Tun studied International Management, wrote his Bachelor thesis under the title “Collective Rights Management Organisations embracing Digital Transformation: The Case of SACEM.” and worked in Product Management for Caroline International (Universal) in Berlin. In January this year he launched the management agency “TWO STEPS TWICE” which aims providing the necessary structure and network to artists both on the visual and the musical side while connecting both

Performing Arts


  • Charles-Albert Florentin

    Cluster Manager - CleanTech @ Luxinnovation

  • David Goldrake

    International Man of Mystery

    David Goldrake is known as the ’International Man of Mystery’. His artistic versatility and ability to speak 7 languages fluently make him a unique magician, speaker and actor who has inspired audiences all over the world. David Goldrake has performed for royalty, international celebrities and fortune 500 companies. His performing venues have ranged from the Moroccan desert to the world's largest indoor stage at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. In addition to his regular performances at the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, David Goldrake has presented his full-evening stand up shows and grand illusion spectacles to standing ovations in over 25 countries. As an international television personality he has amazed over 20.000.000 spectators around the world. In 2010 he was awarded the coveted 'Mandrake d’Or' award and in 2015 he was awarded the world famous 'Merlin Award' as 'Best European Illusionist 2015', ranking him alongside names such as David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy. In 2017, David Goldrake brought his show Imaginarium to the Tropicana, Las Vegas. After having been open for only six months, the Las Vegas community voted him the Bronze winner of the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards for Best Magic Show, and, in 2018, he was nominated again in 4 categories. In July 2020, David Goldrake started performing his virtual show ‘The Prestidigitalist’. David Goldrake is also dedicated to numerous philanthropic projects. For him 'giving back' is a responsibility. He uses his energy to support several organizations and plays an active role in raising awareness of them. David Goldrake unites the ancient traditions of the magical arts with his own modern style and thereby creates unique marvels in a new dimension.
  • Diane Tobes

    Coordinatrice nationale @Kultur | lx - Arts Council Luxembourg

  • Ela Baumann

    Regisseurin, Choreographin

    Ausgebildet an der Universität “Mozarteum” Salzburg  strebt Ela Baumann in ihren eigenen Regiearbeiten immer nach einer Verbindung von Musik und Tanz. In ihren Musiktheaterproduktionen für Orchestern und Instrumentalensembles verwischt sie die Grenzen zwischen musikalischem und szenischem Spiel bis hin zu durchgängig choreographierten Orchesterauftritten. (u.a. Berliner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung von Sir Simon Rattle,  Symphonieorchester des bayrischen Rundfunks, Stegreif Orchester, Chorus sine nomine, Quatour beat)

    Als Choreographin arbeitet Ela Baumann im Team mit RegisseurInnen an Inszenierungen, welche dem Tanz einen besonderen Platz einräumen: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Nicolai, Theater Erfurt; Barbe Bleue – Offenbach, Opera Zuid Maastricht, The Brussels Requiem – Moody, La Monnaie Brussel; Der Turm –UA Lenners, Luxemburg; Systrar - Franzs, Stadsteater Uppsala.

    Ihre große Leidenschaft gilt dem Musik-und Tanztheater für Kinder. Ihre Stücke werden über die Grenzen Europas hinaus und gezeigt, ihre Arbeit führt sie in u.a  an Häuser wie  Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburger Festspiele, Oper Köln, Bregenzer Festspiele, Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen, Opéra nationale de Lorraine, Konzerthaus Wien, Lucerne Festival, Philharmonie Köln, Washington Kennedy-Center, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Luxemburg. Ihre Stücke erhielten mehrfach Auszeichnungen wie den junge-ohren-preis, YEAH ! Young EARopean Award und den YAMA-Publikumspreis, Concours litteraire national du Luxembourg, Music Theater Now - Award.

    Als Mitarbeiterin der Kompanie Kopla bunz asbl nimmt sie sich die Freiheit eigene künstlerische Wege zu begehen. (www.koplabunz.com)

  • Fabio Godinho

    Actor

    Fábio Godinho présente au Festival d’Avignon en 2009 Le privilège des chemins de Fernando Pessoa avec sa compagnie, Théâtre de Personne. 2013 il est finaliste au Prix Théâtre 13 / Jeunes Metteurs en scène avec Hôtel Palestine de Falk Richter. 2014 il présente son texte Que la terre m’étouffe si j’agis faussement au TNL / Luxembourg. 2015 avec Des voix sourdes de Bernard-Marie Koltès il est à la Loge à Paris, et au Festival d’Avignon en 2016. En 2017 il est en tournée en France avec la compagnie Mavra avec Play Loud de Falk Richter, et retravaille avec Myriam Muller au Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg pour Rumpelstilzchen un conte des frères Grimm. Sa création Sport(s) est jouée à Paris en salle mais aussi dans quelques festivals de rue. Sa mise en en scène de Sales gosses au Théâtre du Centaure en 2018 est sélectionnée par le Ministère de la Culture Luxembourgeoise pour le Festival d’Avignon off en 2021. Pour J'ai pris mon père sur mes épaules de Fabrice Melquiot il est assistant à la mise en scène à côté d'Arnaud Meunier, et il participe également dans Fratérnité Un conte fantastique de Caroline Guiela Nguyen comme assistant. Il est performeur pour les films d'art de Marco Godinho, notamment en 2017 Notes sur cette terre qui respire le feu filmé sur l'Etna et 2019 Written by Water présenté à la Biennale de Venise. Pour le Festival Water Walls, qui aura lieu l'été 2021 il monte aussi un projet avec son frère Marco Godinho intitulé Offrir quelques mots à la rive. Pour le cinéma il a travaillé avec Luc Jabon, Hadrien Besse, Laura Mack et aura un rôle dans la deuxième Saison de Capitani.
  • Jill Crovisier

    professional dancer, choreographer and videographer

    Born in 1987 in Luxembourg, Jill Crovisier graduated in ballet and contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) before continuing her studies in China, France, the United States, Indonesia and Israel. She has been working since 2007 as a professional dancer and since 2015 as a dancer, choreographer and videographer. Award winning and world-renowned since 2017, Jill Crovisier has participated among others in the prestigious choreographic competitions in Hanover, Copenhagen, Stuttgart and was selected at Lucky Trimmer. The winner of the Letzeboier Danzprais 2019 won the PEARLS prize for her short film NILYNDA and will among others in 2021 create a dance piece for the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, Germany. Currently Jill dances for Xin Xin Dance Theater and Laboration Art Company (CHN / FR) and tours her creations Zement the solo, SIEBEN, The Hidden Garden, BOLERO and JINJEON. In April 2021 Jill Crovisier begins the new creation for young audiences SAHASA. Since 2020, the company JC movement production is subsidized and supported by the Luxembourgish Government / Ministry of Culture.

  • Nilton Martins

    Founder @ CastingLux

    Nilton studied theater and film acting at EICAR in Paris. After numerous appearances in short films both in France and Luxembourg, he scored his first feature film role in 2008’s "Les Dents de la Nuit", with Tchéky Karyo and Antoine Duléry. He has since become a familiar presence on Luxembourg’s film and TV screens and is a frequent collaborator of directors Andy Bausch ("Trouble No More", "The Fifties") and Adolf El Assal ("Les Fameux Gars", "Sawah"). You can see him next in the forthcoming TV-series “Baraki” and “Coyotes”. Besides his acting work Nilton is also in high demand as casting director and is the founder of the  casting platform CastingLux.

  • René Penning

    Director @ Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette

    Autodidacte, René Penning a commencé à fréquenter la Kulturfabrik au début des années 90. L’ancien abattoir était alors encore un squat artistique. Intéressé par son fonctionnement, il intègre très vite son conseil d’administration. A la réouverture de la Kufa en 1998, il est engagé comme programmateur musical, poste qu’il occupera jusqu’en 2006. Après avoir été successivement responsable administratif et directeur administratif, il devient directeur du centre culturel eschois le 1er mai 2020 en prenant la succession de Serge Basso de March. René Penning voit dans la Kufa un « lieu différent, indépendant et rebelle » portée par une gestion collégiale.

  • Tom Leick-Burns

    Artistic Director at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

    D'origine luxembourgeoise et comédien de formation, Tom Leick-Burns suit des études d'acteur en Angleterre où il vit pendant 10 ans. À son retour à Luxembourg, il travaille comme comédien pour le théâtre et le cinéma et, en 2008, il fait ses premiers pas en tant qu'administrateur de production au Grand Théâtre. Pour parfaire sa formation, il accomplit un Master of Business Administration à la Sacred Heart University en 2012. Directeur des Théâtres de la Ville depuis 2015, il a pris ses marques et trouvé un équilibre entre la continuité et le développement résolu du projet artistique des Théâtres. Avec le lancement du TalentLAB en 2015, les résidences de création "Capucins libre" en 2017 et des coproductions de plus en plus nombreuses avec un aspect d'échange, les Théâtres essaient de répondre aux besoins réels des artistes de la place.

  • Valérie Quilez

    Coordinatrice internationale @ Kultur:LX

    Après des études centrées sur les aspects interculturels et transfrontaliers franco-allemands (études transfrontalières franco-allemandes, Université de la Sarre et Université de Metz), Valérie Quilez débute sa carrière professionnelle dans le domaine du spectacle vivant et travaille en tant que responsable de la communication mais aussi coordinatrice pour plusieurs institutions culturelles en Lorraine et en Sarre : Le Carreau-Scène Nationale de Forbach, le Festival Perspectives (Sarrebruck / Allemagne) ; le Festival Schichtwechsel (Allemagne), entre autres. En 2004 elle rejoint le Luxembourg pour diriger la communication de Luxembourg et Grande Région, Capitale européenne de la culture 2007. Début 2009, à la demande du ministère de la Culture du Luxembourg, elle met en place la Mission culturelle du Luxembourg en France avec pour objectif la promotion de la scène artistique luxembourgeoise sur le territoire français. Depuis le 1er février elle rejoint la structure Kultur | lx – Luxembourg Arts Council en tant que coordinatrice internationale.

Design


  • Claudia Eustergerling

    Founder @ Claudia Eustergerling Design sarl

    Claudia Eustergerling is an internationally awarded visual communication designer with a holistic approach and a strong interest in innovaiton. Her agency focuses not only on marketing and communication but on design consultancy and design management from the early stage. Clients range from small Startups and SMEs to public institutions in Luxembourg. Besides, the studio intiates and realises projects following their interests, trends and observation. Claudia is driven by her belief in the power of design. She has been president of design Luxembourg and now is a member of the board of design friends. In her role as mentor, she supports adolescents in the choice of their professional development. Both her studio and their brand abced are labelled Made in Luxembourg. 
  • Georges Zigrand

    Independent designer

    Georges Zigrand studied 3D design at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and received his

    DNSEP (Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique ) in 1997.

    He moved to the UK shortly afterwards and gained his first ten years of professional experience while working for

    several high profile design companies in London.

    In 2007 he moved back to his native Luxembourg where he started his own design studio and now works as an

    independent designer ( georgeszigrand.com ). His projects range from furniture and exhibition design to large

    scale design strategies for institutional clients.
  • Max Steffen

    Global Creative Design Director, Equipment & Accessories @The North Face

    Born in 1982 in Luxembourg, Max studied Industrial Design at the HFG in Pforzheim, Germany. He was part of Ora-Ito’s creative team in Paris and worked for multiple international brands and agencies such as Vodafone, Côte&Ciel, Paco Rabanne and Ogilvy prior to become the founder of his industrial design consultancy in Brussels, Belgium.

    In 2018, Max joined The North Face as the brand’s Global Creative Design Director for Equipment and Accessories. He moved with the VF company from the San Francisco Bay area to Denver, Colorado in 2019.

  • Nicolas Felten

  • Olaf Recht

  • Philippe Lepage

    UX Designer & Creative Director

    Philippe Lepage is a Luxembourgish User Experience Designer and Creative Director. He founded his design studio tiio in 2021. Before, Phil worked for international agencies and start-ups in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The most famous design agencies he worked for are Ogilvy (WPP) and Heye (DDB Worldwide). Phil loves to inspire people with his ideas and to develop innovative concepts that will change our world. He speaks English, German, French and Luxembourgish.

  • Sébastien Fontaine

    Lead Designer @ The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Compan

    As Design and Art always took a major part of my life starting very young, I did a Master’s degree in Industrial Designer graduating from Strate School of Design, Paris. With this, I decided to turn my  passion into a job.

    My task at the Advanced Design Studio Goodyear covers both Applied Technologies and Future Mobility Visions, which means from working on up-coming production tires up to mobility concepts which showcase Goodyear’s Innovation Thought Leadership. I continuously challenge the status quo internally and externally and develop with the Design Team futuristic concepts getting global visibility through all kind of medias which help to inspire the world and push the boundaries of what is possible today. I am excessively curious, using out of the box thinking and empathy to ideate and design products and services which are based on today’s and future trends. I always start from a societal problem to ideate and design solutions, which ultimately aims to make people’s life better and easier.

     

    With the design team, I also created many concept tires tailored to fit concept cars from many prestigious Car Manufacturers. They are the result of great collaborations with renowned Automotive Design Teams from all over the world. Beside helping me to keep me up to date trend-wise, this co-creating activity continuously extends my expertise in design and my professional network.

  • Sebastien Steffes

    Sebastien Steffes studied in the field of visual arts in Montpellier and Bordeaux and graduated from the University of Madrid with a Master's degree in Communication. Passionate about the web and its many possibilities he founded in 2011 the graphic design studio Molotov Design, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. He presided Jonk Handwierk from 2015 to 2019. He has been member of Design Luxembourg from 2011 on and is actually vice-president of DL.
  • Steve Rayyan Mack

    Photographer

    As a construction technician, Steve Mack made various stops in private and public sector professionally, and lived for a short time in San Diego, USA as well as in Marrakech, Morocco. He found his passion for photography in his early years. But it wasn't until social networks like Facebook and Instagram came out that his passion awakened again, and developed into what it is today. Steve says “I can live out my passion without pressure, I live it under the slogan 'My Art is the Live to See'”.

  • Tanja Majerus

    Character Layout Artist and Animator @ Fox TV Animation

    Born in Luxembourg, Tanja's many talents as an artist have led her to interesting and fulfilling work with large corporations such as Dreamworks, Universal Pictures, MGA Entertainment and Disney.  

    She studied Graphic Design and Animation in Luxembourg, Brussels and Paris. Her career brought her to the London Studio ‘Amblimation’, which was owned by Steven Spielberg.

    After finishing the animated feature ‘Balto’, Spielberg took his whole crew to Los Angeles, where he founded Dreamworks along side Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. At Dreamworks, Tanja worked as an Animation Character Lead on: Prince of Egypt, Eldorado, Spirit, and Sinbad....

    As the Animation industry shifted to digital production, Tanja's desire to continue drawing lead her to the Toy Company MGA Entertainment, known for it’s famous Bratz dolls. Hired as a Toy Character Designer, she developed character art for the brands: Lalaloopsy, Moxie, Bratz, Little Tikes, Mooshka, Zapf - Baby Born, and many more.

    In 2015 Tanja went back into Animation as a Character Layout Artist, where she is working to this day on the Emmy Award winning TV Series ‘The Simpsons’. 

Literature


  • Andrea Murphy

    Andrea is a professional wordsmith and writing is in her blood, from her father and her father’s father to as far back as the dawn of ink. She grew up in a posh part of England, but can trace her roots right back to one of the trusty knights who fought for William the Conqueror in 1066. Additional French and Dutch genes likely helped to ensure an easy transition to Luxembourg twenty-one years ago, and she has continued writing and editing here ever since. Having also recently gained her Luxembourgish nationality, she adores fine wine, fine words and fine cats and lives by the motto There is no such thing as too much garlic.

    Andrea’s current eclectic range of projects includes a mammoth 200,000-word travel memoir, a mindfulness journal, a children's picture book, an anthology of haiku and a self-help book aimed at the trans community.


    Andrea est née dans une partie chic de l'Angleterre, mais les racines se retracent jusqu'à 1066 et l'un des chevaliers fidèles de Guillaume le Conquérant. En tant que forgeron de mots elle a vraiment l’écriture dans le sang, depuis son père et son grand-père, depuis la naissance de l’encre. En 2000, elle a réussi facilement à se déplacer avec sa famille au Luxembourg, où elle continue toujours de pratiquer l’écriture et la rédaction. Maintenant aussi de nationalité luxembourgeoise, elle adore le bon vin, les belles paroles et les beaux chats et elle croit carrément « qu’il n'y a jamais trop d'ail ».

    La gamme éclectique de ses projets actuels comprend un grand mémoire de voyage de 200 000 mots, un journal de pleine conscience, un livre d'images pour enfants, une anthologie de haïku et un livre d'auto-assistance pour la communauté trans.
  • Christiane Kremer

    Co-founder @ Publishing House Kremart Edition

    Christiane Kremer works as a journalist and speaker for RTL in Luxembourg and currently heads its cultural department for radio, TV and the New Media. She also authors children’s books, theatre plays, short stories and a first novel in 2020. In 2013, she co-founded the Publishing House Kremart Edition.

  • Jean Back

    Writer, Photographer and Civil Servant

    Jean Back (1953) was born in Dudelange (L). After finishing secondary education in Esch/Alzette, he became a civil servant, first at the Ministry of Family, then at the Ministry of Culture. Between 1989 and 2016 he was in charge of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel in Dudelange (CNA). In 2003 he turned to literature with Wollekestol, a tribute to his hometown and its steel industry. It was followed by several books, among them Amateur which won the EUPL Prize in 2010 and is translated in six languages. Prize of the European Parliament with the short story european cloudsin 2018. Prize for Culture of Dudelange in 2019. Last publications are Schapp beim Wal, a short story followed by the novel in german language l'arc di Marianna.

  • Jeanne Glesener

    Associate Professor in Luxembourgish Literature @University of Luxembourg

    Jeanne E. Glesener is associate professor in Luxembourgish Literature and Head of the Institute of Luxembourgish language and literature at the University of Luxembourg. She is also Jury President of the prestigious annual literary award, the Prix Servais. Her research and publications cover Luxembourgish literary and cultural history, small literatures in Europe and migration literature in Europe.

  • Oana Marangoci

    Oana is a Romanian who moved to Luxembourg in 2008. Data analyst in a financial institution by day, she dedicates her spare time to exploring creative ways of expression. She's been involved in public speaking groups, stand-up comedy and writing. In 2019, for Halloween, she organised Tales from Beyond, a literary evening on the theme of "modern ghost stories", resulting in an English book of 10 short stories from 10 authors. 

    Oana os also co-founder of Writers Who Talk asbl and on the board of the association. 

  • Paul Comrie

    Writer @PC3

    Paul Comrie est né au Canada en 1980. Il a obtenu un BA Honours en littérature anglaise et russe au King's College et pendant ses études il a passé un an dans le cadre du programme Erasmus à l'Université britannique de Malte à La Valette. Ensuite il obtient une maîtrise en écriture créative à l'université d'East Anglia. Il a ensuite travaillé comme journaliste pour le Moscow Times et le Times of India. Il a publié des nouvelles dans deux recueils nationaux d'écrivains de moins de 40 ans, l'une à Montréal et l'autre à Londres. Il a travaillé en tant que free-lance pendant 5 ans au Luxembourg, à Londres et en INDE pour des sociétés telles que Bank of New York Mellon, British American Tobacco ou encore la Patton foundation. Il a créé PC3 Creative Sarl au Luxembourg en 2009 et gère le marketing numérique et l’UX de nombreux clients de paulcomrie.com et pc3creative.lu. Il travaille actuellement sur un roman et est fasciné par le storytelling numérique. En 2017, il a cofondé le Luxembourg Writing Salon dans le club HOUSE 17 avec ses amis Richard Döhmer et Timothy Lone pour intégrer le monde du branding et de la littérature dans un seul salon.
  • Romain Butti

    Responsable communication @ radio 100,7

    Romain Butti, born in Luxembourg in 1989, studied German Linguistics and Literature and English and American Studies at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg before working as a social media manager in Berlin for several years. In his texts, Romain Butti deals in particular with the themes of isolation, being on the road, alienation and the search for belonging between vast nature and the anonymity of the big city.
    For his play "Fir wann ech net méi kann", Romain Butti was awarded 1st prize at the Concours littéraire national in 2018. His novella "Ein Jahr in Berlin" was published in 2019.

Digital Media and Publishing


  • Adrian Wells

  • Bibi Wintersdorf

    Founder and CEO of Luxe Taste & Style Publishing

    Bibi Wintersdorf is the founder and CEO of Luxe Taste & Style Publishing, a lifestyle publishing group specialising in the publication of premium quality books and magazines (KACHEN, REESEN and others).

    Bibi is a Communication Trainer and Certified Executive Coach and also founder of Just B Communication. She is an experienced journalist, multilingual presenter, TV-Producer and Private Broadcast Pioneer and author of several award-winning books. She worked as a lecturer at the European University for Economis and Management and is a member of the European Institute for Knowledge & Value Management, EIKV, where she heads the research focus "Human Capital Management". Socially engaged, she was the first female Governor for Luxembourg of the Fifty-One International Service Club and she has been a member of the board of the FFCEL until 2019.

  • David Renoux

    Managing Director @ neopixl

    David is a French Engineer in Computer Science, he has been working in various international areas since 15 years in Luxembourg.

    David is now the Managing Director of Neopixl and Head of Mobile at Smile Europe. He is passionate about User Experience since 10 years and has been involved over more than 150 apps design all across europe in many domains (retail  health, security, building sites, transports, startups, ... )
  • Madhumalti Sharma

    Founder & President Workshop4Me

    Madhumalti is a lead innovator by thought and process introducing coding for kids over the weekend and made it astoundingly popular. She has more than 24 years of experience in technology of which 11 years were with IBM. She formally founded Workshop4Me a.s.b.l. a non-profit organization in Luxembourg eight years ago, to move children from being “consumers” to “creators” using technology. She is EU Code week Ambassador and EU Robotics National Coordinator for Luxembourg. She is a mentor at the STEM Scholars Program with the New York Academy of Sciences. She mentors children, especially girls for hackathons and coding competitions like Technovation Global App development challenge. She speaks at several technology and entrepreneurship conferences including TEDx, European Women in Technology, Campus Party Italia and the team have won many awards and accolades.

  • Marina Andrieu

    Co-founder and Director @WIDE (Women in Digital Empowerment)

    Marina is the co-founder and managing director of WIDE (Women in Digital Empowerment).
    She has organised the first coding classes for Women in Luxembourg and has been appointed by the European Commission to be an ambassador in Luxembourg to promote IT skills, with initiatives such as EU Code Week since 2013.
    Marina has created and developed a Startup Leadership Programme to support women entrepreneurs in Luxembourg by giving them access to a large pool of advisors, individual & peer support and free services & advice from partners. 
    She is also the coordinator of Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Luxembourg. And since 2020, she is a Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool Ambassador France - Luxembourg for OECD-OCDE. 
  • Sid Mysore

    Managing Director at EduTec

    Sid Mysore is the managing director of EduTec and Flamingo Creative Studio.

    He is specialized in IT development, educational technologies and digital communication which he combines with a passion for narrative and media creation.

    Before embarking on the current entrepreneurial adventure, he taught mathematics and computer sciences, and later worked in the administrative sector, coordinating national and European projects promoting digital competencies and advocating the integration of creativity in learning environments.

  • Tetyana Karpenko

    CEO @ THE LOUPE

    Tetyana is an expert in computer mediated interaction with the focus on new technologies. She is the founding partner of The Loupe, which offers brand consulting and communication services and various production facilities (UX design, web development, graphic design). Tetyana has solid business experience coupled with a strong academic background in computer-mediated interaction and communication, multilinguality, and digital marketing.

  • Viktor Dick

    Chief Digital Officer (CDO) @ Maison Moderne

    Viktor has been in technology field since the 1990s.With over 20 years of experience working with a variety of companies in the culture, design, advertising, and publishing industries, he gained experience in web engineering, user experience, digital strategies, and technical architectures. In 2014 he joined Maison Moderne to participate in the expansion of their digital business.    He is interested in topics such as digital product development, web, media & marketing technologies, processes, and methodologies. All these topics can be creatively conceived and implemented, but most importantly they create the foundation for creativity and innovation that builds on them.

Visual Arts


  • Adriano Picinati di Torcello

    Global Art & Finance Coordinator @ Deloitte network

    Adriano Picinati di Torcello is the Global Art & Finance Coordinator for the Deloitte network. Consultant for the Finance, Art business and Cultural sectors, he is in charge of Art & Finance at Deloitte Luxembourg, an initiative he has been coordinating since its beginning. Deeply involved in creating awareness of art and finance, Adriano has initiated the international Deloitte Art & Finance Conference, which has become the annual benchmark event in the field. He is the co-author of the Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance report. Being the spokesman of the Art & Finance initiative within Deloitte, he regularly speaks at international conferences. www.deloitte-artandfinance.com 
  • David Soner

    Urban Artist , Art director

    David Soner was born in Metz in 1974 and now lives in Luxembourg. As a teenager, he discovers Hip-Hop culture that has just seen the light of day. He experimented with the different disciplines of this underground, break-dance or rap culture, but it was finally through graffiti that he discovered his true vocation. He starts to deposit his nickname in the streets of Metz and it’s called “Soner”, in memory of a missing friend who had suggested to him to take this name as an artist. More than the vandal spirit, Soner is interested in aesthetics.

    This preference led him to join a school of graphic design, change his work support and to expose the results.
    For the artist, the nickname hides more work than is generally suspected. His obsession with the signature led him to calligraphy. His style is thus influenced by Arabic calligraphy. His work as a graphic artist then opened him to other more contemporary sources of inspiration, for Soner painted with his time, which gives all his modernity to his work. These are remarkable for the delicacy and precision of the line, which testify to the artist's experience and the fineness of his choice of color. And for good reason, Soner is an expert in visual identity.

    Indeed, overflowing of creativity but also professionalism, Soner also puts his talent at the service of companies in search of a strong and original visual identity, via his two companies Pschhh! And Caligrafizm. In this sector, Soner has the particularity of making logos by hand, voluntarily keeping a strong link with crafts.

  • Frank Jons

    Artiste Peintre

    Né en 1964 en France à Boulogne-Billancourt, Frank Jons vit et travaille à Luxembourg depuis 2001. Un diplôme d’études comptables et financières en poche mais une passion pour la peinture depuis son enfance : il décide en 1996 de s’y consacrer pleinement. Le premier déclic est l’exposition Estève au Grand Palais en

    1986. Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko ou Soulages,  Frank Jons dévore l’art mais c’est avant tout la couleur qui le happe. En 2000, il entreprend un voyage de 8 mois en camping-car avec femme et enfant aux Etats–Unis et au Canada jusqu’au  cercle Arctique, qui lui fera changer de façon de travailler car, question pratique, il passera de l’huile à l’acrylique durant son périple. En 2008, le prix Pierre Werner le fait reconnaître sur la scène artistique luxembourgeoise. Les expositions personnelles s’enchainent, le public découvre sa peinture instinctive d’où la couleur jaillit.

    Marathonien, Traileur, Frank Jons est un endurant. Sa peinture est physique, son art une explosion chromatique.

    „Il y a une sorte de frénésie, une sorte de transe au moment où je oeins, une sorte d’exaltation. Ce n’est que de l’énergie et je veux qu’elle soit libérée de toute contrainte.“

  • Guy Kerger

    Founder and Managing Partner @ Art Work Circle

  • Ingo Schandeler

    Enseignant-chercheur à l' Université du Luxembourg

    Ingo Schandeler is a retired lecturer from University of Luxembourg as well as an active painter, illustrator and project manager.

    He has a solid background in informatics, mathematics, environmental science, is a board member of ARC and CartoonArt and has some experience in AI, laser cutting, vector drawing and image transformation.

    Since 2020, he is producing and promoting his own schnapps.

  • Leslie de Canchy

    Directrice @ Luxembourg Art Week

    C’est en 2005 à seulement 25 ans que Leslie de Canchy ouvre sa propre galerie d’art contemporain au Bridel, Leslie's Artgallery où elle a surtout soutenu et exposé des artistes émergents. Après 7 ans, elle a fait une pause de deux ans pour élever ses 3 enfants. Après ces débuts en 2016 en tant que responsable de la section Take Off de Lxembourg Art Week, Leslie de Canchy a eu l’opportunité de prendre la fonction de directrice de la foire depuis 2020.

  • Philippe Lamesch

    Head Of Fundraising at University of Luxembourg

    Philippe Lamesch wears several hats: As Head of the Fundraising office of the University of Luxembourg, he is in charge of raising funds for the UL’s research activities. He is also an artist, curator and art event organizer. In 2014, he co-founded Art2Cure, an art-fundraiser that aims to offer a platform to artists from the Grand-Duchy and the Grande Region while also supporting various causes, especially in the field of biomedical research. As an artist he first took painting courses at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Namur, before focusing on the techniques of printmaking and collage during his time at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later on as artist-in-residence at the KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. He is currently a member of EMPREINTE, a communal printmaking studio in Luxembourg City and of the AAPL (Association des Artistes Plasticiens du Luxembourg). Lamesch was recently in the news with his solo exhibition ‘Torn Up World’ that was shown at the Valerius Gallery in Luxembourg City.

  • Ruth Gallery

  • Serge Koch

    photos, digital, gravures, peintures, poèmes

    artiste plasticien (gravure, photo, dessin, peinture) et poète

    depuis 1988 : une trentaine d' expositions personnelles 

    et près de 400 expositions collectives à travers le monde 

    président de l' association ARC Kënschtlerkrees

    vice-président du CAL (Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg)

    membre de l' atelier de gravure EMPREINTE

Film/audio visuals


  • Adolf El Assal

    CEO @ Wady Films

    Adolf El Assal was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Egyptian parents. Before settling down at the age of 6 to Luxembourg, he has lived in the UAE, the UK and France. He is the founder and CEO of Wady Films (production) & Wady Media (distribution) and is an award-winning film director as well. His latest feature film SAWAH was a local hit and has toured international film festivals. It has recently been picked up by Netflix as the first Luxembourgish feature film to be on their platform. Wady Films is currently in development of a slate of film projects with the support of Filmfund Luxembourg.

  • Alexandre Espigares

    Alexandre Espigares is an animator and director from Luxembourg with an international career spanning 20
    years. After graduating from the animation department at the Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers in
    Luxembourg, he went on to pursue a career as CG animator, giving life to characters and creatures for the big
    and the small screen. His animation credits include the animated show Star Wars – The Clone Wars and the
    feature films 9, Happy Feet 2 and Iron Man 3.
    In 2014 he won the Academy Award® for best animated short film for Mr Hublot which he co-directed.
    In 2018 he directed the animated feature film White Fang, based Jack London’s novel, which premiered at the
    Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a European Film Award that same year.
    He is an occasional guest lecturer and panel speaker at international animation schools and film festivals.

    Photo: ©Patricia von Ah 
  • Claude Waringo

    Associé et Producteur @ SAMSA Film

    Claude Waringo est diplômé de l’INSAS. En 1986, il co-fonde Samsa Film. Il a produit ou coproduit plus de 50 films avec des réalisateurs luxembourgeois, français, belges...

    En 2018 il produit « Superjhemp retörns » 1. film du box-office luxembourgeois avec plus de 60.000 entrées.
    Il est à l’origine de la création de l’Union Luxembourgeoise des Producteurs Audiovisuels et il en est le trésorier. Il est membre de la European Film Academy. En 2012, il fonde, avec toutes les associations professionnelles, la Filmakademie et en devient le premier président.
    Il est administrateur de Artémis Productions, actionnaire de la société de production Liaison Cinématographique à Paris, administrateur de Movies, administrateur de Filmland.

    Il est également l’instigateur et coach du BTS cinéma et audiovisuel qui fonctionne depuis la rentrée 2014. Il est Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.

  • Eileen Byrne

    Director & Screenwriter bei (independent)

    Born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a French-Scottish father, Eileen started writing and directing her first plays and musicals as a teenager. After her European baccalaureate she worked as a 3rd assistant director and production assistant in Luxembourg. During her studies of Performing Arts at the University of Winchester (UK) and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University she started working as a script supervisor on short and feature films.

    In 2007 she started her studies of film directing at the University of television and film in Munich and did an additional Master’s degree in directing at the Toulouse film school. Whilst studying she made several short films which were selected for festivals in a variety of countries around the world and co-wrote three feature films. As a result of her mixed background, she likes to work in several languages and often deals in her movies with the subject of cultural identity in particular, but also themes like family and identity in general.

    Her final year project at the University of Television and Film Munich, ‚Touch Me’, was nominated for the 2018 Student Academy Awards and the First Steps Awards.

  • Guy Daleiden

    Directeur Général @ Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle

    Guy Daleiden (*1963) started his professional career as a civil servant in 1990 when he joined the Prime Minister’s office, and has been Managing Director of Film Fund Luxembourg since 1999. He is a member of the EFAD (European Film Agency Directors Association) and sits on the Boards of the Luxembourg Film Academy, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) and Luxembourg City Film Festival. Film Fund Luxembourg implements the Luxembourg government’s audiovisual production support policy and promotes the development of the country’s film industry. It supports audiovisual projects of any genre and format, and has especially in recent years put significant emphasis on the development and production of new media and XR content. The Film Fund also represents Luxembourg in a range of European and international audiovisual initiatives, including Eurimages and the European Commission’s Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.  

  • Stéphan Roelants

    Producer and CEO @ Melusine Productions and Studio 352

    Active for thirty years in the field of audiovisual production, Stephan divides
    his time between
    his role as a producer and in private that of an author.

    In 1997, he created Melusine Productions/Studio 352 which both participated in the
    production of more than 60 TV series and 20 feature length movies . Among the most
    emblematic are Ernest and Celestine Song of the sea, the Breadwinner or the recent
    Wolfwalkers. With many prizes and prestigious nominations, Melusine continues to be
    dedicated to an editorial line and a filmography focused on engaged concepts intelligent
    writing mixed with graphic poetry and artistic challenge.

    In addition to his professional activities, Stephan dedicates himself to writing novels, short
    stories and screenplays. His latest works are the documentaries Pistes de Sables and I Fiori
    Persi with Fabrizio Maltese, as well as Poussiere Rouge with his old friend Moussa Touré.
  • Yann Tonnar

    Film Producer at MANUFACTURA PICTURES

    Yann Tonnar is a producer and director from Luxembourg. He founded Manufactura Pictures in late 2020, as a logical step from starting as a director, to getting more and more involved with supervising productions, and coaching other directors and scriptwriters into fulfilling their own vision. Most recently as the creative producer of the tv series routwäisssgro, involving twenty different directors, and producing 72 half-hour episodes in three seasons and five years. From 2010 to 2020 he served as the secretary general of the Luxembourg Association of Film Directors and Scriptwriters, and since 2019 is the president of the Luxembourg Film Academy.

Marketing and Communication


  • Carole Retter

    Co-propriétaire & co-directrice @Moskito SA.

    Depuis plus de 14 ans, Carole Retter travaille dans la publicité luxembourgeoise. Après des étapes chez Utopia et Orange Luxembourg comme assisstante marketing, elle rejoint Moskito en 2009 et en cours d'une année devient administratice déleguée de l'entreprise. Depuis janvier 2020, elle est co-proriétaire et co-directrice de l’agence avec Sonia Hoffmann.

    Le rebranding de la Caisse Médico Complémentaire Mutualiste en 2016, la création de nouvelles marques comme les épiceries du Luxembourg, les campagnes primées pour Yellow.lu ou pour le Miwwelfestival par la Fedam (Fédération d'ameublement) ne sont que quelques projets phares que Carole a pensé, géré et réalisé. Carole a fait des études de Management à Hull et est diplômée d'un MBA de la Sacred Heart University.
  • Charles Nadler

    CEO @ Ludwig

    Charles Nadler is Founder and CEO of Ludwig, an independent creative agency built around an international community. In 2019 he launched Ludwig CCC, the collaborative and communication digital platform matching premium creators and marketers around briefs and project opportunities. Charles is at the helm of nurturing a fast-growing community of independent experts from all over the world, specialised in Branding, Design, Creative Content, PR, Social and Digital, Film and VR Experience, Retail and Production.
    Charles has worked in Europe and North America, with some of the world's most iconic brands. He has an acute appreciation of the values required to excel in the branding, communications and digital world, having honed his craft in both agency and client sides of the business.

    Charles Nadler est le fondateur et PDG de Ludwig, une agence de création indépendante fondée autour d'une communauté internationale. En 2019, il a lancé Ludwig CCC, une plateforme digitale collaborative et de communication associant créateurs et marketeurs premium autour de briefs et opportunités de projets. Charles est à la tête d'une communauté en pleine croissance d'experts indépendants du monde entier, spécialisés dans l'image de marque, le design, le contenu créatif, les relations publiques, le social et le numérique, l'expérience utilisateur et VR, la vente au détail et la production. Charles a travaillé en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, avec certaines des marques les plus emblématiques du monde. Il a une profonde appréciation des valeurs requises pour exceller dans le monde de l'image de marque, des communications et du numérique, ayant perfectionné son savoir-faire au sein d'agences et en entreprises.
  • David Solito

    CEO @ Adwire Luxembourg

    David is a Belgian citizen, graduated from Saint-Luc Institute of Fine Arts with Honors in Advertising in 1999 and joined Concept Factory as artistic director the same year. In 2007, he founded VOUS with André Hesse and François Leclerc. For more than 11 years, David has supervised the development of digital strategies for their clients and has overseen the agency's DBI (Digital Business Intelligence) business. Certified by Google for SEA and Web Analytics and Adform for programmatic advertising purchase, he puts his acquired skills to full use for maximum local and international exposure of brands and clients. David is passionate about new technologies, has excellent analytical skills and is recognized as an expert in digital communication in Luxembourg. 
  • Netty Thines

    Administrateur-délégué @Mediation

    Passionnée par la communication Netty Thines s’engage depuis les débuts de la création de Mediation dans la promotion du métier et de la valeur ajoutée de la communication sur la vie de l’entreprise Elle est co-fondatrice de Mediation SA, bureau de communication specialisé en marketing relationnel, de Mediation Field Marketing Sàrl et de 27Names, agence de communication live à vocation européenne.

    Elle donne des formations "Train the digital trainer" et anime des workshops sur le ROI des événements, la communication et les relations publiques. Netty est engagée dans différentes associations professionnelles représentant les intérêts de sa profession et de l’entrepreneuriat. Elle est membre du Conseil d’administration de la MarkCom, de la LEA (Luxembourg Event association), des Femmes Pionnières du Luxembourg et membre suppléante du conseil d’administration de la Chambre de Commerce Luxembourgeoise.

    Photo: @Marie DEDECKER
  • Nicholas Beraghi

    Director @ Quattro Creative

    I have always been interested in design in all its forms. From printed graphics to photography, from online to AR. In recent years I have had the opportunity to collaborate with internationally renowned clients such as Diesel, RayBan, Ferrero and General Motors. I am currently a Partner in Quattro Creative, a communication studio based in Luxembourg. In these 6 years, together with my team, we have achieved great goals: two awards at the German Design Awards 2020 and Silver at the Gov Design Awards 2018.

    Communication and creativity has a pretty big impact on the environment, and that is why little by little we started to change our mindset. As a sustainable creative studio we aim to create a link between passion, business and our planet. Successful design is extraordinary, it can change wellbeing, lifestyles and the environment. We see this in our work for charities, in our Lab, where we brainstorm about social health, education and environmental solutions. Quattro Creative Studio - Design driven by ethical passion.

    Our goal is to advise our clients on a more sustainable and ethical way of communicating their services. It is not a question of limiting creativity, but of giving a new horizon, more lasting and socially useful.

    To better understand our vision of design, take a look at our website www.wearequattro.com.
  • Patrick Lesage

    Fondateur de l'agence de com' Takaneo

    Après un parcours de 15 ans comme directeur européen des ventes et de la communication pour le leader mondial en tapis et planchers pour la danse, le spectacle et l'événementiel, j'ai créé l'agence de conseil en communication 360° Takaneo - www.takaneo.com - à l'image de l'agence que j'aurais souhaité rencontrer pendant mon parcours professionnel. Je suis heureux de pouvoir servir des marques au quotidien comme KPMG, ING, LIDL, ALFI, LuxExpo The Box, HLD, Baker Tilly, dans leur stratégie de positionnement et de communication multicanale. 

  • Sonia Hoffmann

    Co-propriétaire & co-directrice @Moskito SA.

    Diplômée en Sciences Commerciales et Financières avec une spécialisation marketing à l’ICHEC à Bruxelles, Sonia Hoffmann débute sa carrière chez le groupe Cactus en 1991, où elle occupe différentes fonctions dans les départements du marketing et de l’achat.

    Avec la libéralisation du marché des télécommunications en 1998, Sonia Hoffmann décide de poursuivre sa carrière chez différents opérateurs télécoms où elle occupe la position de CMO jusque fin 2011.

    En 2012, elle décide de créer Darjeeling Consulting Sàrl., une entreprise de consultance en matière de stratégie de marketing et de communication.

    Depuis janvier 2020, elle est co-proriétaire et co-directrice avec Carole Retter de l’agence de communication Moskito SA.

    Depuis 2018, Sonia est membre (sécrétaire) du Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation UP (upfoundation.lu).
  • Thierry Wunsch

    Deputy Director @ Comed

World Creativity and Innovation Day


  • Christian 'Sumo' Pearson

    Founder & Owner at Gallery 1:1

    Sumo’s work can be seen all around Luxembourg, but also in numerous cities around the world to which the artist has travelled at one point or another in recent years. Although an important, formative stage in his artistic development, graffiti and street art are merely one aspect of Sumo’s bulimic work on images.

    While Crazy Baldhead, the emblematic character he developed in the late 90s, also dominates his paintings, here, he no longer acts as a signature or a sign of appropriation of a given urban ’territory’. A pictorial motif in its own right, he becomes a pretext for extended formal investigations and variations.

    Bursting with statements, slogans, motifs and intense colours, Sumo’s compositions represent an abstract documentation of moments. His overall concept of time and space fills the picture plane in a sprawling, virus-like mode. Thanks to these countless details, each square centimetre could be seen as an autonomous work in itself, their sum creating a dizzying zoom-in, zoom-out effect.

    The artist was nicknamed Sumo back in high school, well before he turned to graffiti; today, he hardly ever uses his birth name, whether privately or professionally. The nickname is therefore much more than a pseudonym for the artist whose real name is Christian Pearson.

  • Claire-Lise Backes

    Artiste peintre / SaKaNaNa-The Walking Paintings' Concept

    A few years ago, artistic skills started to emerge all of a sudden from

    the soul of Claire-Lise Backes, a Luxembourgish artist.

    A resurrection.

    All at once, colours, emotions, joy, energy, happiness and love started

    to inundate her body-mind-heart and soul. A tsunami of emotions.

    Instantly, clients fell for her radiant paintings, from which positive energy emanates making people’s eyes sparkle and smile, resulting in a beatific and serene mind.

    Claire-Lise wants to share and spread with more people this source of abundant joy. Therefore, she decided to have her art walk on the streets.

    But how can one make this project come to life?

    She had the idea of drawing and painting directly on bags

    and she thus gave a name to her idea:

     

    SaKaNaNa®

    The Walking Paintings' Concept

     

     

    Hence the creation of SaKaNaNa® Unique Edition.

    Each bag, each item reveals a unique piece of art. The Artist's wish?

    To spread positive feelings, powerful energy, unconditional love...

    Helping women and men to communicate better by transmitting and sharing colours, love, smiles and emotions mirroring life.

  • Lars Potyka

    Head of Dock 11

    Lars is an expert in creative industries promotion with five years of lobbying experience at the largest independent music association, VUT. He worked on behalf of 1,200 companies to improve their business environment. He co-founded the Berlin-based innovation agency PUNDG for three years, helping companies identify market opportunities and develop use cases. Since 2019, he has been leading DOCK 11 and developing funding formats with stakeholders from business and politics.

  • Lia Ghilardi

    Creative Consultant @ Noema Culture and Place Mapping

    A creative polymath Lia Ghilardi is internationally recognized as a leader in the delivery of culture-based urban plans and innovative visitor’s strategies based on mapping the unique DNA of places. In the UK, she has served for three years as member of the Mayor of London’s Advisory Group on Culture and Development. She is a member of the Academy of Urbanism, a network of influential thinkers, professionals and decision makers passionate about a better living for people in towns and cities. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a research organization, which encourages the development of a principled, prosperous society and the release of human potential and creativity.

  • Mohamed Toumi

    Market Intelligence Analyst @Luxinnovation

  • Paolo Montemurro

    Director @ Materahub

    Director of Materahub, project manager of EU funded projects since 2008, is working since 2010 on capacity building actions for the Creative and Cultural sector and support to young entrepreneurs and startup in the cultural and social sector. Since 2014, he has worked on cross-fertilization between arts and other sector of economy, society and culture. Actively working on the topic of internationalization and networking at EU level for the Creative and Cultural sector, he is researching on the model of European Capitals of Culture as labs to support CCIs development. Since 2016, he is the person in charge of bringing Materahub in European networks among which the European Creative Business Network, Creative Business Cup Network, European Creative Hubs Network. In this network, he has worked with EC Science HUB JRC on a pilot project to discover how creative hubs can become places to co-design policies to support youth employment through the Creative and Cultural sector. In 2018, he has started a new project focused on supporting faculties of arts & humanities on developing new spaces for innovation, entrepreneurship education for students and academic staff, cross -fertilization with companies. Since 2020 he is advisor of Eurochambres for EU4Business program supporting CCIs in Eastern Partnership Countries.

  • Patrizia Luchetta

    Co-founder and Producer @ Charlotte in Red

    Patrizia Luchetta has a 20yr+ international career across industries and economic sectors; in both the private and public sector.

    After having had the privilege to develop and implement Luxembourg’s national strategy in the field of biomedical life sciences, Patrizia decided to venture back into the private sector and use her international expertise to help start-ups and individuals to refine their strategic goals, especially regarding communication and marketing; but also to pursue her passion for music and create bridges between the entrepreneurial and the creative hemispheres.

    Currently Patrizia sits on several boards and advisory committees and she has recently by co-founded Charlotte in Red, a video platform which documents women in music, dance and in the arts.

  • Ulla Sommerfelt

    CEO and co-founder @ EGGS Design

    Ulla is the CEO and co-founder of EGGS Design and country manager of EGGS Design Denmark.

    Her dream is to create the world's best workplace for creative people, and she is well underway to realise this. She uses compassion to focus on the needs of people; on what gives them energy.

    Ullas's passion is to craft a workplace with openness, positive energy, and the absence of fear, where true innovation can take place. She works with one eye on the future and is fascinated by modern tech and how design methods can be applied to make tech make sense to people and create value for business and society. Ulla is an experienced leader, educated at BI Norwegian Business School, MIT,  INSEAD and Harvard, and her motto is "never stagnate.

Cross sector Innovation


  • Marc Sniukas

    Director Innovation @ Deloitte

    Dr. Marc Sniukas is a professor of management & innovation at the Luxembourg School of Business.

    A passionate executive coach, advisor, speaker, and author, Marc has been working with leaders and executive teams, helping them to deliver new growth, innovation, and transformation, achieve sustained improvement in performance and capabilities, and reach their strategic objectives since 2002.

    As the author of several books on strategy, business model innovation, and building new growth businesses, he is a sought after speaker and advisor on the topics of growth strategy, strategic innovation and new ways of working.

    A former director of innovation at Deloitte, where he currently serves as an independent senior advisor, Marc is on the board of advisors of the Global Innovation Institute, a faculty member at Duke Corporate Education, and a co-founder of Business Model Gallery, the world's largest business model database.

  • Mathias Keune

    Co-Founder @ Vizz.lu

    Virtual Reality Evangelist and Co-Founder of Vizz.lu with more than 12 years of experience in creative direction, real-time 3D and digital transformation leveraging immersive technologies such as VR, AR and MR.

  • Stéphanie Santos

    3D Couture/ 3D printing designer/ Digital Designer / 3D print Textile Researcher

    Stéphanie Santos was born in Luxembourg to Portuguese parents. Studied different areas of art and design in Luxembourg and North of France. Truly admires the beauties in nature, especially most fond of the flora and its aesthetics. She wants to use modern and fundamental techniques into her work to show her interpretation of nature and art into unique garments.

    One of her specializing areas around Fashion/textile technology she studied at the TextileLab in Amsterdam. Where she was amazed of all the new possibilities for innovation in garment and textile design and circular production. As a curious and enthusiastic human being, she explores the new ways and works with her new skills in FashionTech and develops her own 3D printed clothing processes.

  • Tom Kettels

    Project Lead @ Infrachain

    Tom Kettels is the Project Lead of Infrachain. Infrachain is a Luxembourg based non-profit organization aiming to push the adoption curve of blockchain by sharing expertise, developing operational blockchain projects, disseminating information on operational blockchain use cases and creating an international ecosystem.

    Tom is also the Co-Project Lead of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab. He is a member of the EBSI Policy Group and a member of the OECD Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board. Tom has 20+ years of experience in the ICT sector, working mainly on topics related to telecoms and data centers. Tom is also Senior ICT Advisor at SMC/Digital Luxembourg.

  • Vincent Pedrini

    Co Founder at Nomoko / Entrepreneur

    Prior to cofounding Nomoko, Vincent led a team of senior advisors in the entrepreneur department of PwC Luxembourg and lectured in accounting and finance at the Luxembourg Chamber of Trade. Alongside his role as CFO, he focuses on our business planning and strategy.

Luxinnovation Speakers


  • Alexander Link

    Senior Advisor - Corporate R&D and Innovation Support @ Luxinnovation GIE

  • Avit Blanchy

    Corporate R&D and Innovation Advisor @ Luxinnovation GIE

  • Charles-Albert Florentin

    Cluster Manager - CleanTech @ Luxinnovation

    Charles-Albert has extensive experience, in the environmental field, the Circular Economy and Sustainable Development, in Europe and Asia. He has worked in large groups in the areas of energy, waste, water and agriculture and has managed his own business. He has been the Cleantech Cluster Manager at Luxinnovation over the past four years, supporting collaborative, Circular Economy projects, in Luxembourg and the Greater Region
  • David Foy

    Head of Sector Development - Digital Economy @ Luxinnovation GIE

  • Emmanuelle Kipper

    Senior Advisor - SME Performance @ Luxinnovation GIE

  • Jean-Michel Ludwig

    Director - Business Development @ Luxinnovation

    An Executive M.B.A graduate, Jean-Michel has spent 20+ years shaping companies with innovation ambitions.

    Starting his career in Germany in 1998 as a consultant, he moved to Luxembourg in 2002 by joining Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research. Specialised in European Union Research policies, Jean-Michel built and delivered a wide range of services to help companies and research organisations to access EU grants. 

    In 2015 he was appointed Director (Start-up and SME Performance 2015-2018 ; Business Development 2019-to date) and became member of the management board of Luxinnovation. His main responsibilities are Start-up acceleration programmes and services as well as international prospection activities to attract new ventures in Luxembourg.

    As side activities Jean-Michel has delivered various classes at the University of Strasbourg and within ICN Business School on International Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  • Jean-Paul Hengen

    Company Relationship Manager - ICT @ Luxinnovation

    Jean-Paul holds a degree in IT and electronics, a Master Certificate in Project Management and an MBA from Sacred Heart University – John F.Welch College of Business.

     

    With more than 30 years of experience in applied information technologies in the banking, industry and communication industries, Jean-Paul is currently the Company Relationship Manager – ICT at Luxinnovation. In this role, he offers expert advice to the Luxembourg ICT community and seeks to build networking and cross-sectoral business development opportunities for the ICT sector.

  • Laurent Futin

    Head of Digital @ Luxinnovation

    Laurent Futin is Head of Digital Marketing at Luxinnovation since 2019, in charge of developing and articulating the digital marketing strategy for the activities of the agency, both on the national and international levels. Prior to joining Luxinnovation, he held various positions in marketing & communications, mostly in financial services where he successfully developed digital marketing strategies and drove a wide variety of digital and innovative projects. He holds a first class honours degree in business & marketing that he completed in Ireland where he lived for 5 years before moving to Luxembourg in 2002. Laurent has a keen interest in new technologies, entrepreneurship and personal development. In his spare time, he also enjoys running and traveling.

  • Marc Lis

    Cluster Manager - Creative Industries @ Luxinnovation

    Marc Lis studied television production at Manchester Metropolitan University. Before his move to Luxinnovation in May 2017, he worked as a freelance in TV production. Passionate about audio-visual production, Marc began his career in England in 2002, working in the media world for the Sunday Times, the BBC and other television channels. After returning to Luxembourg in 2008, he took part in various projects including fulfilling the role of Regional Information Point Leader at the Youth Centre Jugedntreff ASBL and on the creation of the first event on road safety for young drivers. Marc Lis is now Cluster Manager for the new Creative Industries cluster at Luxinnovation. With a prime focus on fostering collaboration and promoting the cluster members and their activities, he is also working on raising the visibility and image of the sector and its members. For further information about the Creative Industries cluster visit www.creativecluster.lu
  • Philippe Genot

    Cluster Manager - Wood @ Luxinnovation

  • Ramona G. Caulea

    European Project Administrator @ Luxinnovation

  • Sanna Alaranta

    European R&D and Innovation Advisor @ Luxinnovation

    Sanna Alaranta is advisor for European Research and Innovation funding at Luxinnovation. She is in charge of Creative and Cultural industries related themes as well as Climate, Energy and Mobility topics within the European Research and Innovation funding programme, the Horizon Europe
  • Stefan Berend

    Head of Start-up Acceleration @ Luxinnovation

  • Stephanie Silvestri

    Senior Advisor Start-up Support @ Luxinnovation

Others


  • Marie Dumond

    Chargée de projets culturels @Association De Mains De Maitres Luxembourg

    Marie Dumond est née à Bonn (Allemagne) en 1987. Elle vit et travaille au Luxembourg depuis 2016. Après des études de Lettres Modernes et de Langue, Littérature et Civilisation italienne à la Sorbonne, elle décide de se spécialiser en management culturel avec un Master à l’Institut d’Études Supérieur des Arts (Paris). Passionnée par le monde de l’art et la communication, elle a travaillé chez Connaissances des Arts, dans un salon d’Art Textile et à l’Institut Pierre Werner à Luxembourg avant de rejoindre l’association De Mains De Maîtres Luxembourg en 2019.
  • Olaf Recht

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