Discover the Stars

A brief introduction to the Cosmos with some “Irish” flavours

Thursday, 8 December 2016

19:00 Eirelux
40 rue des Bruyères, L-1274 Howald

Cosmos

ILCC Members Christmas Networking Event

In keeping with tradition, this is a free event for members and their guests and a festive chance to catch-up with other ILCC members and friends.
Our host Vincent Clarke of Eirelux will be introducing some of his finest Irish craft beers and ciders followed by a brief tour of the Cosmos from local star gazer Matt Dawson of Celestial Adventures.

Canapés and drinks will be served throughout the event.

Please register early as numbers are strictly limited for this free event. Maximum of one guest per member.

How to register

Reservations should be made by email to info@ilcc.lu before December 6th.


Airlines: Getting Off the Ground 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
18:45
Cargolicious Restaurant, Sandweiler

Ireland and Luxembourg have strong connections to airlines and flight. Ireland was the arrival point the first Atlantic crossing by air and we have Ryanair and Aer Lingus and major aircraft leasing companies. Luxembourg, while a small nation, has also a large footprint in the industry with Luxair, Cargolux, Luxembourg Air Rescue and Luxaviation.

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) will hold a discussion event on October 19, 2016 to look at what are some of the challenges that aviation faces both historically and going forward.

Our keynote speaker is Michael Norton, an Irishman who is on the board of the Irish Aviation Authority and has a rich history in the industry. He has worked in operations with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air Jamaica, Cayman Airways, and British West Indian Airways and was a co-founder and then Chief Financial Officer of Emirates Airlines. He also a member of the Board of Aldus Aviation Ltd, an aircraft leasing company. We will have a panel of representatives of the Luxembourg airline industry.

Paul Helminger, Chairman of both Cargolux and Luxair, will act as Chairman and will facilitate the discussion and questions from the audience and finally summing up and closure.

The event will be held at the Cargolicious Restaurant in the Cargolux Hangar at Sandweiler with registration at 18h45 and the programme starting at 19h15.

There will be reception afterwards (drinks and canapés).

How to register

Reservations should be made by email to info@ilcc.lu before October 12, 2016.

As usual, members of the ILCC have free attendance.

Non-members should transfer 25 euros to the ILCC account number
LU13 0028 4100 3296 6600 with BIL, mentioning “Airline event Oct. 19”.


Irish Chamber to Attend
British & Irish Film Season

27 September 2016 at 18:30
Cinémathèque
Place du Theatre in Luxembourg city centre
(Parking at Place du Theatre underground car-park)

In collaboration with the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC), the British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) 2016 will feature an evening seminar addressing co-productions between Ireland and Luxembourg. Guy Daleiden, Director of Film Fund Luxembourg, will deliver a keynote address on the framework collaboration by highlighting the lead up to the formal collaboration agreement and its subsequent success. The event will also include a panel discussion with contributions from Sean McCormack (animation): Two By Two / Ooops Noah is Gone (2015, co-production); Bernard Michaux (drama): The Runway (2010, co-production); Stephan Roelants (animation; Oscar nominated): Song of the Sea (2014, co-production). In addition will be Laurent Witz (short animation; Oscar winner): Mr Hublot (2013) – including “The making of Mr Hublot”.

Following the seminar, a networking reception will be held, then the screening of Property of the State in the presence of the director, Kit Ryan.

Synopsis: Based on true events that shocked the nation in the 1990s, the film tells the story of a mentally disturbed young man as seen through the eyes of his sister. Piece by piece she threads together the events that ultimately lead to the harrowing murders of a young mother, her child and a local priest in an East Clare forest. A chilling tale that ask questions about how and why the state appeared to do little or nothing to help him when it was clear he was not well.

PROGRAMME:

18:00 Welcome desk / registration open
18:30 ILCC Seminar on Ireland-Luxembourg co-productions
20:00 Networking Reception
20:30 Screening of Property of the State
22:15 Q&A with Kit Ryan, Director
22:45 End


Ireland’s Economic Recovery and Challenges Ahead

Brexit and a sluggish global economy trigger new headwinds

18 July 2016
18:00

Hotel Parc Belle-Vue
(5 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg)

Ireland has made remarkable progress in the past seven years to recover from the severe economic blow it suffered after the banking crisis and the property crash. Like Luxembourg, Ireland is a small open economy at the mercy of global events but now, just as the recovery was underway, turmoil in our nearest neighbour after the Brexit vote, on top of a sluggish global economy, have created fresh headwinds. Irish Minister of State Eoghan Murphy will review the progress made to date and the challenges ahead.

Programme:
18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 19:30 Presentation by Minister of State Eoghan Murphy followed by Q&A
19:30 – 21:00 Reception

Eoghan Murphy is the Minister of State at the Irish Department of Finance, with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.

Previously, Eoghan served on the Banking Inquiry, the Public Accounts Committee, the Dáil Reform Committee and as Head of the Oireachtas delegation to the OSCE.

Before politics, Eoghan worked for NGOs and the UN in the field of international arms control.

Event is free-of-charge
Registration at info@ilcc.lu


Innovation contest winners Largo Wind with Joe Huggard, Alan Ridgeway and Geoff Thompson of ILCC

Innovation Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Largo Wind, the winner of this year’s ILCC Innovation Contest. The winning pitch was about “connected rope” to help bring peace of mind to sailors around the world when they are far away from their yachts.

Many thanks to all 9 contestants who pitched their great ideas to our panel of dragons.

Many thanks to all 9 contestants who pitched their great ideas to our panel of dragons.

ILCC Innovation Contest 2016
Lux Future Lab (59 Bld Royal)
Monday, 9 May 2016
18:30

Following a highly-successful Call for Applications, the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) is delighted to announce the Pitching Event of its 2016 Innovation Contest which will take place on Monday 9 May 2016 at 18:30 at Lux Future Lab (59 Bld Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg-Ville).

The finalist entrepreneurs in the 2016 ILCC Innovation Contest have 5 minutes to pitch their innovations – which cover a vast array of products and services. During the next 5 minutes, the Dragons can then ask questions to better understand the business concept. When all pitches have finished, the “Dragons” will deliberate to choose the best pitch(es) for the awarding of prizes. Judging criteria will be along the lines of Market Research, Prototype, Business Case and Financials, with the individual “Dragons” bringing their own market expertise to their critiques and decisions.

The pitching event will be followed by a networking reception during which the winning pitches will be awarded prizes from organisations including Enterprise Ireland, Bonn Steichen & Partners, The Huggard Consulting Group, The Corporate Horse Whisperer, LBAN, LuxFutureLab, nyuko, Silicon Luxembourg and Technoport. The main prize will be a trip to Dublin for two representatives of the winning project, including introductions to an innovation hub and other entrepreneurs there, with Enterprise Ireland facilitating introductions.

PROGRAMME:
18:30 Registration opens
19:00 Welcome / Introduction by Moderator
19:10 Keynote Address
19:30 Pitches
21:30 Networking Reception & Awarding of Prizes

Entry is free-of-charge.
Please note that space is limited so early registration is urged.

Register Here

 Bonn Steichen & Partners logo  nyuko
 EnterpriseIreland  Future Lab

Innovation Contest is now Open

The Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) is organising its third Innovation Contest to promote the concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and pitching (business ideas), with the support of a number of other organisations including Enterprise Ireland. This year’s contest is going “back to basics” by focusing on early-stage start-ups where the entrepreneurs have formed their business ideas but not necessarily yet created their company.

Scope

Launched on Tuesday 15 March at 18:30 at NYUKO (121 rue de Hollerich, L-1741 Luxembourg-ville), with the Pitching Event scheduled for Monday 9 May, the ILCC Innovation Contest is based loosely on the Dragon’s Den concept of pitching ideas to potential investors with market experience. As long as the project would be operated from Luxembourg, is an early-stage start-up (<€50k raised) and has a technological component, there is no restriction as to business sector and whether it is product- or service-based, nor whether the participating entrepreneurs are ILCC members or not.

Joe Huggard introducing the ILCC Innovation Contest 2016How to Participate

Applicants need to demonstrate that they have covered the four basics:

  1. market research;
  2. product prototype;
  3. (financial) business plan; and
  4. have the ability to deliver a pitch.

Once you have ticked the four above boxes, please contact innovation@ilcc.lu with a brief outline of your business idea and the ILCC will be in contact with you. Please ensure that full applications are submitted by Wednesday 20 April 2016 for screening, so that entrepreneurs can be selected to pitch their ideas in front of the “Dragons” on 9 May 2016 (venue to be confirmed).

Pitching Event

The selected/screened entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of “Dragons”, each for a maximum 5 minutes. During the next 5-10 minutes, the “Dragons” can then ask questions to better understand the business concept. When all pitches have finished, the “Dragons” will deliberate to choose the best pitch(es) for the awarding of prizes. Judging criteria will be along the lines of the four basics detailed above, with the individual “Dragons” bringing their own market expertise to their critiques and decisions.

Prize-Giving

The pitching event will be followed by a networking reception during which the winning pitches will be awarded prizes from organisations including Enterprise Ireland, Bonn Steichen & Partners, The Huggard Consulting Group, The Corporate Horse Whisperer, LBAN, LuxFutureLab, nyuko, Silicon Luxembourg and Technoport, and possibly more…

ILCC Innovation Contest 2016

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) will launch its 2016 Innovation Contest on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at the premises of NYUKO (121 rue de Hollerich, L-1741 Luxembourg-ville). This is the third Innovation Contest the ILCC is organising. Previous winners were Wellvue in 2013 (at The Impactory) and Sponsor-My-Event in 2014 (at MUDAM within the Founders in a Castle event). At the 2016 launch event, details of the 2016 Innovation Contest will be unveiled, including eligibility criteria, information to be provided and prizes.

The formal part of the event will be followed by a networking cocktail.
Attendance is free-of-charge. To attend, the ILCC’s first of 2016, email: info@ilcc.lu.

Synopsis

The Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) is organising its third Innovation Contest to promote the concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and pitching (business ideas), with the support of a number of other organisations including Enterprise Ireland. This year’s contest is going “back to basics” by focusing on early-stage start-ups where the entrepreneurs have formed their business ideas but not necessarily yet created their company.

Event Partners

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
(STEM)
Education for Europe’s Future

Today, more than ever, education plays a hugely important role in economic prosperity and competitiveness, with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the forefront of innovation. Policymakers need to base decisions from research and development which will drive industry in the future, as well as education policy and curriculum choices for schools and universities. On the other hand, some might oppose what they see as Universities moving from their traditional role of higher learning to one of vocational teaching.

Keynote speaker, Patrick Prendergast, Provost at Trinity College Dublin, spoke on the subject of Education for Europe’s Future. You can read his complete speech here:

Education for Europe’s Future

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