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ICT in Luxembourg

With its first-class infrastructures and telecommunication networks, linked to the long-term presence of two home grown European giants in the field, namely RTL Group in media and SES in satellite transmission, a strong and vibrant ICT community has been growing in Luxembourg. Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Vodafone, Rakuten, Skype and many other ICT companies have chosen the Grand Duchy as a platform to access worldwide markets. Many state-of-the-art data centres are well-established in Luxembourg and provide full range data storage, management and processing service at all quality levels, whilst also incorporating the latest Green ICT thinking. 

Moreover, Luxembourg is investing heavily in ICT research in order to build scientific excellence. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg aims to put the country on the worldwide map in terms of high-quality research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. Other ICT research competences at the University include digital communications, information processing, algorithmic number theory and research on methods and tools.

The  Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology provides a wide variety of research services to the ICT sector in Luxembourg and abroad. The Virtual Resource Centre for Knowledge about Europe (CVCE) focuses on interdisciplinary research in the fields of specialised virtual knowledge environments and thematic digital libraries.

ICT expertise is thus underpinning the sustainable development of other important sectors in Luxembourg, such as the financial, media, environment, logistics, automotive and space sectors.

The financial sector, for example, depends strongly on the fact that Luxembourg has become one of Europe’s top locations for ICT infrastructures (data-centres, connectivity and Internet traffic) and offers specialised expertise to keep their data safe. This is also true for the emerging biotech industry in Luxembourg, which also relies heavily on confidentiality of medical data.