The project’s guiding lights
Chamber of Commerce
As a professional chamber and public institution encompassing all sectors of business, the purpose and role of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is to defend the interests of its member companies. The member companies of the Chamber of Commerce represent a wide variety of sectors and may in some cases pursue divergent sectoral interests. In a spirit of fairness to all its members, the Chamber of Commerce therefore considers its primary mission as one of articulating, representing and defending the interests of all its members. Sectoral interests can also be defended, on condition that they do not conflict with the interests of the other member companies of the Chamber of Commerce. Today, the Chamber of Commerce has more than 90,000 affiliated members, accounting for 75% of the total salaried employment and representing 80% of the GDP. As membership dues from members constitute the principal financial resource of the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber also has financial autonomy.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
T. (+352) 42 39 39 -1
Ministry of the Economy - General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
The Ministry of the Economy is responsible for implementing Luxembourg’s economic competitiveness policy. Within the Ministry, the General Directorate for Middle Class is the main point of contact for small and medium-sized enterprises. Its work focuses on four main areas: right of establishment; assistance to medium-sized businesses; commercial practices; and simplifying administrative processes for businesses.
If you have any questions about a business permit, you can make an appointment at the House of Entrepreneurship with an employee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Appointments: https://demarches.services-publics.lu/fpgsa-eco-hoe-rdv/Controler
19 - 21 Bd Royal,
T. (+352) 247 74700
Chambre des Métiers – Contact Entreprise
The Chambre des Métiers (chamber of craft trades) brings together all the craft-based enterprises. It sees its mission and roles as the defence, representation and coordination of its members’ interests. Its Contact Entreprise service offers personalised advice and assistance to entrepreneurs looking to access predominantly craft-based activities whether by new business creation or acquisition.
The advisors of the Chamber of Crafts are present on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 12pm at the House of Entrepreneurship.
ADEM (Agency for the Development of Employment)
ADEM is Luxembourg’s national employment agency. The development of trust-based relations with employers is an absolute priority for ADEM. To help businesses recruit and retain the best candidates, ADEM offers them tailor-made services via its ‘employers department’, which has experienced advisers specialising in the majority of business sectors. Register for the next live online event hosted by ADEM to learn more about the StartYourBusiness professional transition scheme and the creation exemption: https://bit.ly/3ssA0l5
19, rue de Bitbourg
T. (+352) 247 88000
F. (+352) 247 95300
Business Mentoring Luxembourg
Business Mentoring Luxembourg is an association whose objective is to help entrepreneurs go through the stages of entrepreneurship by developing their personal expertise.
It is composed of a group of volunteer Mentors who, through an interpersonal relationship of support and share their expertise on a voluntary basis in order to develop the know-how and skills of an entrepreneur with a view to achieving his or her professional goals.
Business Mentoring offers a mentoring programme over a period of 12 to 18 months. The benefits of this programme include building confidence, sharing challenges, learning from the mentor's experience, gaining a different perspective on your business and improving your expertise. Business Mentoring currently has 31 active mentors and 216 mentees since 2010.
Luxembourg Business Angels Network
The Luxembourg Business Angel Network is the only network of private investors in Luxembourg and plays an important role in the development of the startup ecosystem in Luxembourg. LBAN's mission is to provide appropriate training and tools to business angels to improve their investment decisions. Through close links with the Luxembourg entrepreneurial community as well as the government, LBAN ensures that the needs of the early-stage investment community are not only heard but also considered.
14 rue Erasme
Institute of Intellectual Property – IPIL
The Luxembourg Institute of Intellectual Property (IPIL in the French abbreviation) was established in 2014 as an economic interest grouping (EIG) to promote the development of intellectual property for the needs of the Luxembourg economy.
As well as promoting intellectual property at the national level, the IPIL offers support and advisory services for enterprises, researchers, promoters, start-ups and anyone else who is interested.
Register for the next IPIL live online course on the essentials of intellectual property (trademark, patent, copyright): https://bit.ly/3FCxZrV
LIST – Betriber & Emwelt
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a research and technology organization (RTO). The LIST develops innovative and competitive solutions in response to the key needs of Luxembourg and European companies and transfer these new technologies to their industrial and public partners. The REACH & CLP Helpdesk is the main point of contact for Luxembourg companies for inquiries regarding European regulations on REACH and CLP chemicals. Betriber & Emwelt is an environmental information platform whose objective is to raise awareness and inform Luxembourg companies on regulatory or environmental issues.
Luxinnovation – Start-up Unit
Luxinnovation’s start-up team supports all kinds of innovative start-up projects in Luxembourg, whether in establishment or technical or commercial development. Its positioning at the centre of the innovation ecosystem facilitates introductions to potential decision-makers (beta-testers, clients, research centres, investors, public institutions, etc.) In addition to the day-to-day running of the “Fit4Start” accelerator programme, Luxinnovation advisers also support entrepreneurs in defining their business models, business plans and pitch decks and other applications for public financing.
Sign up for Luxinnovation's next live online event on launching your startup: https://bit.ly/398Wkcy
Ministry for Digitisation – CFUE
The town planning and environmental permit facilitation unit (CFUE in the French abbreviation) advises and assists individuals and companies, public and private sector promoters, municipalities, engineering offices, etc. with the administrative processes relating to their building or renovation plans. The CFUE also plays the role of intra-government coordinator and supporter during the critical phase of project planning.
To make an appointement: https://bit.ly/3MYJH1N
2, rue du Fossé
T. (+352) 247-83100
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Immigration Directorate
The Immigration Directorate consists of various departments, notably Foreigners, Refugees and Deportation.
The Foreigners department deals in particular with requests concerning the free movement of persons (European Union citizens and their family members) and immigration (entry and stay of third-country nationals).
Microlux's mission is to develop social and economic inclusion through the support and granting of microcredits to people who wish to create or develop an economic activity and who do not have access to traditional bank credit. Thus, Microlux offers you microcredits and individualised support for your project to create or develop your microenterprise or social enterprise in Luxembourg.
Maison de la Microfinance
39, rue Glesener
T. (+352) 45 68 68 76
nyuko is a non-profit organization, supported by public and private entities, aiming to promote the entrepreneurial mindset and facilitate the creation of businesses in Luxembourg.
Based at the House of Entrepreneurship, nyuko supports budding entrepreneurs in the launch of their business by challenging them through workshops, individual coaching, and the creation of an online community. The four programmes that are offered are free and open to all entrepreneurs in the pre-creation phase, from a simple idea to the actual launch of their firm.
nyuko also operates “Meet an entrepreneur”, a video and articles platform of seasoned entrepreneurs who share their successes, their advice and the obstacles that they had to overcome.
Sign up for the next live chat. Nyuko supports you in the development of your entrepreneurial project: https://bit.ly/3N5JpXn
SNCI - Société Nationale de Crédit et d'Investissement
SNCI is a public-law banking institution specialized in medium- and long-term financing of Luxembourg based companies.
The SNCI grants different types of loans depending on the size of the business and the planned project. Thus, it grants investment and innovation loans as well as export credits. The SNCI also grants creation-transfer loans to newly created or acquired SMEs as well as foreign financing to Luxembourg companies wishing to develop in foreign markets.
In addition, it carries out equity transactions, either directly through equity investments, or through financing companies in which it holds an equity interest.
Technoport is an incubator offering a combination of support services, fast prototyping and hosting for innovative technological enterprises. As an essential link in the Cité des Sciences et de l’Innovation, it comprises an incubator in Esch-Belval and a centre in Foetz. Technoport’s first objective is to offer the best possible conditions for the creation and development of technological and innovative projects and enterprises in Luxembourg.
Administration of registration, domains and VAT (A.E.D)
The Registration, Domains and VAT Administration (AED) is one of the three tax administrations of the Grand Duchy. The AED guides entrepreneurs in a pragmatic way, in matters of VAT and formalities inherent to this tax. Closely linked to the functioning of the EU Internal Market, VAT is an important tax on the economic activity of companies. The AED advises entrepreneurs on various topics: initial VAT registration, cessation of activity and cancellation of the VAT number, general information on the VAT declaration, the provision of services including digital services and the OSS platform.
Please make an appointment via this link for your personal consultation:
1-3 Avenue Guillaume
L- 1651 Lëtzebuerg
T. 24 78 08 00
The environmental administration provides support for political decision-making and ensures the implementation of environmental legislation. They also supervise human activities that have an impact on the environment, carry out monitoring and assess the state of the environment. Finally, the Environmental Administration promotes ecological practices and encourages environmental innovation.
1, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll
T. (+352) 40 56 56 1
Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest European network dedicated to the internationalisation and innovation of SMEs. Experts in more than 67 countries provide information, advice on European law and development assistance to businesses throughout their innovation and internationalisation projects. Established in 2008, the Enterprise Europe Network is co-funded by the European Commission and member organisations under the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs programme, COSME.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
T. (+352) 42 39 39 - 333
The development of digital technologies and the accelerating pace of digitisation offer many new growth opportunities. To take digital to the next level, the Luxembourg Government launched the Digital Luxembourg initiative in 2014. Under the umbrella of Digital Luxembourg, joint private-public ventures and projects find their place, each tackling a different aspect of digital development, each bringing the country one step forward.
Guichet is an internet portal the purpose of which is to simplify dealings with the government by providing quick, friendly access to all the information and services offered by public bodies. The site, presented by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has two sections: a “Citizens” section run by the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reform, and a “Business” section published by the General Directorate for SMEs and Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of the Economy in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Craft Trades.
Du lundi au vendredi de 8h00 à 18h00
T. (+352) 247-82000
The main responsibility of the ITM (Inspection du Travail et des Mines or Labour Inspectorate) is to inspect labour relations and conditions and health and safety in the workplace.
It is also responsible for preventing and resolving all labour conflicts not falling within the remit of the National Conciliation Office (ONC in the French abbreviation).
Luxembourg Business Registers
The Luxembourg Business Registers (LBR) is an economic interest grouping created by the State, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber of Trades of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its mission is to manage and develop the various registers entrusted to it by law, under the authority of the Minister of Justice. The LBR has been managing the trade and company register since 2003 and since 1 June 2016, the LBR has been in charge of the central electronic platform for official publications concerning companies and associations, the "Recueil électronique des sociétés et associations" (RESA).
14, rue Erasme
T. (+352) 26 42 81
Mutualité de Cautionenment
The Mutualité de Cautionenment is a mutual assistance institution the main object of which is to facilitate Luxembourg SMEs’ access to bank financing by granting partial guarantees. The Mutualité de Cautionenment works in support of members of the Chamber of Commerce by issuing guarantees to approved credit institutions when the security provided by the entrepreneur proves insufficient.
Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development
The Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development deals with food production in agriculture, viticulture and horticulture; as well as food security aspects of primary production and rural development. It offers three support services to agricultural entrepreneurs: The Administration of Technical Services for Agriculture (ASTA) is responsible for promoting technical progress in agriculture, guiding and developing animal, plant and horticultural production, and encouraging productivity and sustainable development in these sectors. The Institut viti-vinicole (IVV) is a partner in the initial and continuing training of winegrowers. Finally, the Rural Economy Service (SER) advises farmers, winegrowers and market gardeners on the management and orientation of their farms.
1, rue de la Congrégation
T. (+352) 24 78 24 78
Ministry of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform
The Ministry of the Civil Service aims to promote and guarantee an attractive and quality public service based on a simple, innovative and efficient regulatory framework, favoring social cohesion and the economic prosperity of the country.
63 avenue de la Liberté
Ministry of Health – Food safety division
The responsibility of the food safety division is to oversee food establishments and carry out official checks on foodstuffs, the food chain and materials and objects that come into contact with foodstuffs.
It organises official checks on foodstuffs from non-animal sources, including imports, in close collaboration with the other government departments involved.
Paul Wurth Incub
The Paul Wurth InCub “InduTech” incubator supports innovative ideas the development of which contributes added value to the manufacturing sector. Based in Luxembourg-Hollerich, Paul Wurth makes premises and infrastructure available to these start-ups as well as providing technological support and help with addressing the market, through its international networks of customers, experts and partners.
1535°- Creative Hub Differdange
The 1535° project initiated by the City of Differdange is unique in Luxembourg. It aims to develop a centre of applied creativity stimulating the combined deployment of artistic creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship of the creative industries.