Ekaterina Bereziy came to Luxembourg to look for the ideal location for the European headquarters of ExoAtlet, a start-up specialised in wearable exoskeletons helping patients recover their locomotive functions. Her first visit to Belval, a former steelworks site transformed into an innovation hotspot, was a surprise. “It was like being inside a museum hosting innovation. At first, I could not image having an office here – today Belval is the place where I both live and work.”

She enjoys both life and business in Luxembourg. “It is a very safe and pleasant country. People are very nice and speak both English and other languages. The people we collaborate with are open to help our start-up on its journey.”

The greatest advantage? “I don’t feel like a foreigner here. I feel at home.”

Photo: Laurent Antonelli