Technoport® - bridging your ideas to success!
Technoport® ltd. has been set-up back in June 2012 as the result of the merge between the former Technoport®, a technology-oriented business incubator launched by the Public Research Center Henri Tudor back in 1998, and Ecostart I and II, business support infrastructures developed since 2004 by the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade.
The global mission of Technoport® is to help and support individuals and small teams to validate and bridge their ideas to success through three platforms:
THE TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED BUSINESS INCUBATOR:
this activity is the core business of Technoport®. The goal here is to promote and support the creation and development of innovative and technology-oriented companies in Luxembourg. Technoport® provides either individual entrepreneurs or foreign innovative businesses with access to resources that they typically lack in terms of business support services and infrastructure. The incubator hosts in average 25 companies and one-third (8) of the companies that left the incubator (31) have been acquired by foreign companies.
the goal here is to offer to individuals, small teams and corporates the opportunity to access multidisciplinary communities of like-minded persons to co-design or co-develop their products or ideas. This is done through physical space but also through the organization of events like Startupweekends, Apps Foundry Contests or other co-design events.
THE FAB LAB:
this activity supports global creativity, knowledge sharing, innovation and local manufacturing by offering open access to different kind of equipment (3D printers, laser cutter, milling machines…) and services (3D modeling and digital fabrication) to users in order to materialize almost all type of ideas. It is part of a global network and program of digital fabrication laboratories initiated by Center for Bits and Atoms of the MIT.
Through these platforms Technoport® aims to achieve its goal to foster creativity and innovative activities in Luxembourg by combining tailored-made services with networks and communities of doers, infrastructures and an adequate professional business environment.