Technology Transfer Office
The University of Luxembourg serves the needs of society. It is accordingly dedicated not only to academic education and research, but also to the transfer of knowledge and translation of scientific results into real-world innovation. The same goals are pursued at SnT's Technology Transfer Office (TTO). This was founded in order to build entrepreneurial spirit, organize the transfer of new technological approaches, and arrange the early-stage financing of transfer projects. The TTO prioritizes working interfaces to existing innovation activities in the country, maintaining a clear path from scientific results to commercial exploitation.
The TTO follows up on the work of the SnT Partnership Program. As a venue for exchange and collaboration, SnT brings together university scientists and non-university-affiliated researchers as well as partners from industry and the public sector. The common focus is on basic scientific research addressing the challenges faced by today's technology companies. The Centre's strategy involves tracing the future course of technological advancement, delineating current boundaries, and identifying long-term research topics. Joint research projects allow SnT to tackle scientifically challenging problems of importance for its partners from industry and the public sector, and often of general importance for society at large.
SnT's TTO is developing a structured approach to bridging the gap from scientific findings to exploitation. The aim is to provide tailored support functions close to research activities and thereby increase effectiveness. This means putting the following in place:
- Training programs
- Funding opportunities
- Incubation facilities
- Entrepreneurship networks