Technical Tours

TECH TOUR 1

House of BioHealth (HoB) – the place to be in science and business!

Especially relevant for anyone with life sciences as a key sector, this tour of House of BioHealth offers insights into Luxembourg’s approach to the megatrends of health & an ageing population: discover a unique hosting facility offering office and lab spaces, where you can get to know the established and startup companies in biotech, clean-tech and ICT and explore synergies that you may have.

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

TECH TOUR 2

A trip to the moon? Visit the LunaLab!

Interested in megatrends related to future technologies and/or space exploration? Want to find out more about opportunities in space? Visit the LunaLab! Part of the University of Luxembourg, this lunar analogue facility is a closed structure filled with basalt to emulate the surface of the moon, equipped for experiments on lunar mobile robotic systems and algorithms related to the search, detection, localization, identification, manipulation and transportation of space resources.

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

TECH TOUR 3

Mobility of the future

Technical tour of the GoodYear Innovation Center. Further details coming soon!

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

TECH TOUR 4

The future of railways? How does CFL multimodal see the future

What role will railways play in the future when it comes to shipping goods from A to B? What innovation opportunities lie in this sector, and how does CFL multimodal go about it? As one of the major platforms in Europe, CFL multimodal needs to constantly innovate to show the relevance of railways today. Join the tour to discover how this sector is constantly renewing itself in a fast-changing world.

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

TECH TOUR 5 – the steel industry – past or future?

ArcelorMittal Belval is the worldwide market leader in hot rolled steel sheet piles and has played a leading role in the development of piling technology for over 100 years. Since then, the production program of ArcelorMittal’s mill in Belval has undergone constant improvement and development.

With a 1h presentation on the plant and the energy/decarbonization megatrend and a 1h visit of the steel mill and one of the two rolling mills, discover how this industry has contributed to the economic development of Luxembourg, and how steel is still a crucial raw material and resource for industries throughout the world.

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

TECH TOUR 6

How does tiny Luxembourg reach over 366 million households? Ask SES!

Meet SES, a Luxembourgish satellite telecommunications network provider supplying video and data connectivity worldwide. One of the world’s leading satellite owners and operators with over 70 satellites in both geostationary orbit (GEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO), it has become a flagship company of the Luxembourg economy. Discover how they see the future of satellite telecommunication, and how they are adapting to an increasing competitive landscape.

12th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)

CULTURAL TOUR 1

Blast Furnaces and Cité des Sciences in Belval (during the informal dinner)

The visit is devoted to the history of the redevelopment of the Belval industrial wasteland, and the construction of the Cité des Sciences. You’ll have the chance to enter the impressive premises of the Blast Furnace A, learn the history of the steel industry in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, and discover Blast Furnace A and the cast iron and steel production process. Enjoy spectacular views of the blast furnace (at a height of 40 meters) and the Belval district, one of the largest and most ambitious urban renewal projects in Europe with its new and restored buildings, iconic architecture and public facilities.

13th September, 6:30 pm (max 50 people)

CULTURAL TOUR 2

Vianden Castle

Visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe! Travel back in time at Vianden Castle, built between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman fort and a Carolingian refuge. This castle-palace is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal dwellings of the Romanesque and Gothic eras in Europe, restored to its former glory. Discover the medieval way of life and learn the different stories that have shaped the castle and a part of Luxembourg’s heritage. History and culture lovers, this visit is made for you!

15th September, 2:00 pm (max 40 people)