Luxembourg's Ministry of the Economy and Luxinnovation have launched a call for applications for the 12th edition of the Fit 4 Start acceleration programme.

Startups active in the ICT, HealthTech and Space sectors are invited to participate in this new edition of Luxembourg's Fit 4 Start programme, which will last six months, from January to June 2022. In addition, a special track focused on high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics will allow up to five of the selected startups to benefit from a tailored programme involving the Luxembourg national HPC MeluXina. 

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 become the leading programme for launching and accelerating startups in Luxembourg. The programme provides entrepreneurs with intense coaching, attractive pre-seed funding and access to key networks.

This year's programme builds on past success in the ICT, HealthTech and Space verticals and adds an HPC and data analytics track that is open for startups active in all sectors. Innovation-oriented startups, younger than five years and with a team of at least two people are eligible to apply. Up to five out of the chosen 20 startups will be selected for the HPC and data analytics track. The announcement of the pre-selected startups is scheduled for 22 October 2021.

The national HPC centre in Luxembourg, which tailors its "use & support" service model to the individual needs of companies of all sizes, will offer a special programme for this edition of Fit 4 Start, including access to computing and data analytics capacities.

"Granting access to Meluxina via Fit 4 Start is a strong competitive advantage to the selected high potential start-ups in the acceleration programme across industries", commented Stefan Berend, Head of Startup Acceleration at Luxinnovation. "We believe this is an outstanding opportunity for ambitious tech entrepreneurs to deliver cutting edge products and solutions to European markets".

Applications are now open until 4 October 2021 at