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Luxembourg’s Cloud association, Cloud Community Europe - Luxembourg (CCEL), has announced that it is looking for the most inspiring and innovation Cloud Project and startup of the year as part of the Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2021.
CCEL, in partnership with ITnation, is inviting all companies established in Luxembourg and active in the Cloud ecosystem to participate in this year's Awards.
The Luxembourg Cloud Awards competition is the main platform for companies operating in the Cloud Computing area, providing them better visibility and reputation in Luxembourg. The Awards aim to reward the creativity, originality and flexibility of service offerings, the methods of transformation and migration to the cloud and the overall quality and completeness of applications.
Applications are welcome from IaaS-, PaaS- or SaaS- services, either for horizontal or vertical markets, in public, private or hybrid cloud environments, and from established Cloud providers, end-clients or startups. Cloud customers, who successfully introduced cloud services to their company and who achieved a positive business impact enabled by cloud services, are also invited to apply. 
For the 2021 edition, two prizes will be awarded for the following categories: 
- Cloud Innovation Project of the Year: This award aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the scope of cloud-based “solutions-as-a-service”. Organisations of any size or vertical may enter. Recognition will be given to a project where Cloud solutions are transforming the agility of the business. Achievements may be relative to cost structure optimisation of the technology investment, the agility and the flexibility in scale and / or in time to go in production with an IT project or the complexity solved, and the maturity gained in best practices including availability and security. NB: The provided services need to comply with the requirements regarding data security and data privacy in relation to customers data sensitivity and compliance.
- Cloud Tech Innovator of the Year: This award aims to emphasis the creativity of new product or solution created thanks to the power of Cloud resources. The competition is open for Cloud native startups (less than 5 years old) in two contexts: Cloud consumer that turns Cloud resources into an innovative product or solution (in this case, the start-up solution is a 100% Cloud-based business solution) or a technology startup that offer new advanced Cloud features (in this case, the startup offers a Cloud component). A particular focus is given to the originality and creativity of the solution. The prize is also open to concepts, test labs or initiatives, etc., not yet in production.
Further details on the application procedure and the application forms are now available on the CCEL website: The deadline for submitting an application is Friday 14 May 2021.
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 1 July 2021 during the "Golden-i" gala, which will be streamed from the PwC Crystal Park Building in Luxembourg-Gasperich.  The winner will be nominated by an independent jury composed of experts from different areas, including Cloud Computing, Digital and startups.