Innovative Startups: Orange’s Accelerator Network Expands to Belgium, Luxembourg

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Orange Fab, the Group’s international accelerator for start-ups, has now launched in Belgium and Luxembourg. Start-ups globally now have access to 14 Orange Fab programmes located across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Orange Fab in Belgium and Luxembourg, will offer selected start-ups specific support to accelerate their development in Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as internationally, leveraging the worldwide presence of Orange.

Orange Fab is open to Belgian and Luxembourg start-ups that are developing products and services in sectors like Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, mobile video content, and connected objects, amongst others. The group’s aim is to support and promote the digital talents who will change the way we live and work tomorrow.

Development support

Season One of Orange Fab Belgium and Luxembourg will start on 1 September 2017. Interested start-ups/scale-ups can already register their candidatures on the site.

Once selected by a committee of Orange leaders and external experts, these start-ups will be offered three months of specific support (participation in events, conferences, advice and support on the important subjects encountered by the enterprise, participation in an international demo day in Paris with all the Orange Fab participants…), defined according to their needs, by recognised experts.

During this period each start-up will be in contact with a Business Unit of Orange to identify a possible commercial partnership. Start-ups supported by Orange will also benefit from visibility within a very international dynamic ecosystem, plus powerful acceleration of their development.

To be eligible for the Orange Fab support programme, start-ups must meet a series of criteria: have a currently commercialised product or service (Minimum Viable Product), be active in one of the defined sectors, and be located in Belgium or Luxembourg.