The Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019 is now open for application!

Luxembourg’s Cloud Association is looking for the most inspiring and innovation Cloud Project and start-up of the Year!

Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg, in partnership with ITnation, is pleased to invite all companies established in Luxembourg and active in the Cloud ecosystem to participate in the “Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019”.

Always in the search of giving the more echo of the Cloud ecosystem, the Luxembourg Cloud Awards are revamped by adding a second category designed for Cloud-native Start-ups in 2019. Next to the most impacting Cloud project of 2019, the Luxembourg’s Cloud Association “Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg” released out this year a dedicated Award to celebrate Cloud rising stars. The two prizes will go to the “Cloud Innovation Project of the Year” and to the “Cloud Tech Innovator of the Year”.

Cloud Service Providers, Cloud Consultants, Cloud start-ups as well as Cloud Customers and Innovators of all sectors are invited to apply with their convincing Cloud services.

Subject of this competition are Cloud Services on the Luxembourg market place, whatever their specific shape is. Applications are welcome for IaaS-, PaaS- or SaaS-services either for horizontal or vertical markets, either in public, private or hybrid cloud environments, either from established Cloud providers, end-clients or from start-ups. Cloud Customers are also invited to apply, who successfully introduced cloud services to their company and who achieved a most positive business impact enabled by the cloud services introduced.

For the 2019 edition, two prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

  • Cloud Innovation Project of the Year
  • Cloud Tech Innovator of the Year

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 16th 2019 during the « Golden-i » gala at the Crystal Park Building, PwC, in Gasperich.

The winner will be nominated by an independent jury composed of experts from different area: Cloud Computing, Digital, start-up.

 

The deadline for submitting your application is April 11th 2019.

 

Contact :
Céline Tarraube
Secretary General, Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg
E-mail : celine.tarraube@fedil.lu

 

 

The Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019 Category Details:

 

  • Cloud Innovation Project of the year

 

The Cloud Innovation Project award aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the scope of cloud-based “solutions-as-a-service”. Organizations of any size, any vertical may enter.

The recognition will be given to a project where Cloud solutions are transforming the agility of the business. The achievements may be relative to cost structure optimisation of the technology investment, the agility and the flexibility in scale and/or in time to go in production with an IT project or the complexity solved and the maturity gained in best practices including availability and security. The Cloud Innovation Project will definitively go to a realization that creates value and makes impact.

A further focus is given by the Go to Market Realization and the provided functionality offered through cloud resources. Of course, the provided services need to comply with the requirements regarding data security and data privacy in relation to customers data sensitivity and compliance.

 

  • Cloud Tech Innovator of the Year

 The Cloud Tech Innovator award aims to emphasis the creativity of new product or solution created thanks to the power of Cloud resources (could they are IaaS, PaaS, SaaS or hybrid). The competition is open for Cloud native start-ups (aged less than 5 years) in two contexts: Cloud consumer that turns the Cloud resources in an innovative product or solution (in this case, the start-up solution is a business solution 100% Cloud-based: i.e. Cloud Fintech, Regtech, Spacetech, Biotech, etc.) or Technology start-up that offer new advanced Cloud features (in this case, the start-Up offers Cloud component : i.e. Cybersecurity feature, Cloud migration tools, Advanced Cloud options (resilience, connectivity, devops tools, etc.).

A particular focus is given to the originality and creativity of the solution. The prize is also open to concepts, test labs, or initiatives, etc. not yet in production.

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 If you would like to apply for a Luxembourg Cloud Award, please first read the following information.

Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019 Application Procedure Terms and Conditions and Requirements for Entry

Who can apply?

  • Any company with headquarters or at least one office in Luxembourg who offers its products or services to the Luxembourg market, can apply for the Luxembourg Cloud Awards.
  • All applications for the Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019 must be submitted in English.

Is a membership with Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg a requirement for participation?

  • A membership with Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg is not a requirement for applying, but of course warmly welcomed.

Are there fees involved with applying?

  • The application for the Luxembourg Cloud Awards 2019 is free of charge.

Confidentiality and Privacy

  • Allapplication documents, data and presentations will be kept confidential byCloud Community Europe – Luxembourg and the jury members and will only be usedfor purposes ofapplicationprocessing, assessment and presentationas partof theaward ceremony.
  • Any further use will be subject of prior approval by the applicant.

Nominees and winners are determined by the jury. The decision is final. The decision of the panel of judges will be announced after the end of the application deadline. Should the category receive less than three applications, Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg reserves the right not to award any company.

Jury

The jury is composed of independent experts from different area of expertise: Cloud, digital and start-up community.

Application Procedure

The application process consists of an online application form which you will find on:

Cloud Innovation Project of the Year:

https://www.fedil.lu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_Application-Form-Luxembourg-Cloud-Awards_Cloud-Innovation-Project-of-the-Year.pdf

 

Cloud Tech Innovator of the Year:

https://www.fedil.lu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019_Application-Form-Luxembourg-Cloud-Awards_Cloud-Tech-Innovator-of-the-Year.pdf

Your application file has to be sent in a .pdf format to the following email address: celine.tarraube@fedil.lu.

Deadline for application: 11th April 2019

The three finalists should be contacted by the secretary of the association in order to book a date for video shooting which will take place on the week of April 29th.

The application should include:

  • The CCEL application file in .pdf format (mandatory). Please download the form on your computer before filling it in.
  • In addition, if it’s valuable for your application, your file may also contain annexes in .pdf like slidedecks, presentations or press articles (max 5 pages)
  • Logo of the company in high definition

Save all your applications documents as follows: CCEL_Awards_2019_<name of your company>_<document numeroration>

 

About Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg:

www.cloudcommunityeurope.lu
Created in 2009, Cloud Community Europe – Luxembourg acts as a coordination platform to position Luxembourg as a leader in the field of “Cloud computing” and “Software as a Service” applications and similar technologies as well as to contribute to the development of the cloud computing business in Luxembourg by creating an exchange platform, a « Cloud ecosytem », for cloud service providers. To achieve its missions, the association promotes and encourages the uptake of cloud services and applications on a national and international level by sharing best practices. The association also participates in the development of a legal framework for cloud computing on a national and European level and supports cloud computing companies thanks to the presence of major cloud experts. In its mission, the association benefits from the support of FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry. It also belongs to the European network Cloud Community Europe (www.cloudcommunityeurope.lu).