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DFP led the SpaceTech and FinTech Acceleration Program in Luxembourg

Last month, we successfully brought 3 deep tech start-ups to Luxembourg and concluded the SpaceTech and FinTech Acceleration Program. This program brought innovative Japanese startups to Luxembourg’s vibrant and supportive SpaceTech and Fintech ecosystems in a dynamic exchange of ideas and collaboration. This program, designed and run by Double Feather Partners (Kohei Muto and Noritaka Hara), mandated by JETRO – Japan External Trade Organization and received extensive support from Tsukuba city, aimed at fostering connections between startups and global corporates, innovation agencies, investors, and other ecosystem players so that the startups could build and expand their business in the European market through Luxembourg.

Special thanks to our hosts in Luxembourg, namely Luxinnovation GIE, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (Jenny Hällen Hedberg and David Foy), The LHoFT – Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (Nasir Zubairi, Alex Panican, Oriane Kaesmann, Antony Martini, Romain Iovalone, Luca Mancuso, and Annabelle Albert-Fonteneau), ALFI – Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, Technoport (Olivier ZEPHIR, PhD.), Luxembourg Space Agency (Charles Koener, Giuseppe Cacciatore, and Bob Lamboray) and European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) (Lari Cujko, Emmanuel SCOLAN, and Ernestina Binni), Luxembourg Trade and Invest (Naoya NAKAMARU), and the Ambassador of Japan in Luxembourg, Tadahiro MATSUBARA.  

We have been inspired by their innovative and strategic approaches to building a collaborative startup ecosystem and driving technological advancements, commercialization, and business innovation. Their warm hospitality and openness also make the Luxembourg ecosystem a unique and attractive business platform for global startups. The selected startups, LocationMind (Tomoaki Fujita), Sagri Co., Ltd (Claire Lee), and Visual Alpha (Jeffrey Tsui), immersed themselves in the ecosystem and built meaningful connections for their future business growth and collaborations. We believe there will be many more collaborations between Luxembourg and Japan, including Tsukuba City in startup ecosystem development.