Innovation | Luxembourg
LIST TECH DAY 2018: INNOVATION, LUXEMBOURG-STYLE
On 21 June 2018, more than 150 decision-makers, managing directors and research directors attended LIST TECHNOLOGY DAY (LIST Tech Day), devoted to innovation in Luxembourg, along with representatives of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education and the Ministry of the Economy.
Organised by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), this event firstly drew participants’ attention to the advantages of a collaboration with a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), and how it works in practice. The main role of a RTO (LIST being the only one in Luxembourg) is to harness science and technology to further innovation, improve quality of life and boost economic competitiveness. Unlike conventional research bodies, such as universities, which focus on education and the development of scientific knowledge, LIST seeks to convert existing scientific knowledge into usable technologies. It is therefore vital to join forces with industrial partners interested in implementing these innovations in order to convert science into usable technologies in a practical, cost-effective and sustainable way.