Ekaterina Bereziy, CEO of healthtech start-up ExoAtlet, came to Luxembourg from Russia in 2019. She talks about the unexpected innovation environment that she found here and the aspects that she enjoys most in her new home country.
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