The Luxembourg Institute of Science Technology (LIST) presented today its annual report for 2019, a year in which the institute remained a major player in creating links between research and business.
In 2019, scientific excellence remained the cornerstone of LIST's ambitions, as attested by 100 national competitive projects, 26 international competitive projects and 63 collaborative projects, as well as 230 scientific publications produced in the 1st quartile in their category and nine successfully-defended doctoral theses.
For the third consecutive year, LIST continued its extensive collaboration with the manufacturer Goodyear in the field of mobility and pneumatic materials of the future. In addition, 2019 saw the start of new industrial collaborations: with ArcelorMittal in the field of energy efficiency; with Ceratizit to speed up its transformation to Industry 4.0; and with Anisoprint in the improvement of 3D printing technologies.
From an institutional point of view, LIST was chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop new anti-microbial and non-toxic surface treatments for the interior of space shuttles, research which is especially relevant given the current health crisis.
In addition, LIST continued to invest in its infrastructure over the last year: the Green Tech Innovation Centre opened in June. It brings together infrastructures in terms of green chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioprocess engineering, as well as biological production platforms that make it possible to meet the needs of manufacturers in terms of "green tech". The Data Analytics Platform, which covers the entire range of data analytics activities, continued its development with the start of deployment of the "Cognitive Analytics Pillar" in September 2019 and the inauguration in December of the Visualisation Wall, a unique infrastructure in the Greater Region. Finally, the Materials department launched a project to extend the 1,000 m² Hautcharage site to accommodate new pilot lines: manufacturing lines to test new production methods and processes. Such assets represent a real advantage for our researchers and partners.
To consult LIST’s 2019 Annual Report in full (available in French and soon in English), see https://www.list.lu/en/media-centre/annual-financial-reports/.