Luxembourg's Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation have launched a call for applications for the 11th edition of the Fit 4 Start acceleration programme.

Start-ups in the ICT and Space technology sectors are invited to participate in the 11th edition of Luxembourg's Fit 4 Start programme, which will take place in a digital format. Successful candidates will benefit from 20 weeks of personalised coaching and grants of up to €150,000. Applications are now open until Thursday 15 April 2021 at

Initiatied in 2015 by the Ministry of the Economy and managed by Luxinnovation with the support of Technoport and the Luxembourg-City Incubator, Fit 4 Start has, in a few years, become the leading programme for launching and accelerating startups in Luxembourg. The Fit 4 Start programme helps young innovative companies to launch their business from Luxembourg, transforming innovative ideas and the project leaders' strong will to succeed into companies with high growth potential.

Fit 4 Start provides entrepreneurs with intense coaching, pre-seed funding and access to key networks.

The international character of the programme is growing from edition to edition. Over 1,800 start-ups applied to the first ten editions of the programme. 78 start-ups participated in the various support sessions and 56 graduated. The start-ups participating in previous editions have raised, since their creation, a total amount of more than €15.2 million from private investors.

476 start-ups from 60 countries responded to a call for applications launched last summer for the 10th Fit 4 Start edition.

Start-ups interested in applying to the programme should meet the following conditions: have an innovation-oriented project; have a company which is younger than five years (the incorporation of the company is not a prerequisite for the application); be a team of at least two people (no nationality constraint), at least one of whom will need to be dedicated full time when participating in Fit 4 Start.

The announcement of the pre-selected start-ups will be made on 26 April 2021.