SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust


SnT conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector. Therefore the centre has set up a Partnership Program with 41 members targeting strategic areas addressing challenges confronting industry and the public sector in ICT. These resulting concepts present a genuine, long-lasting competitive advantage for companies in Luxembourg and beyond.

SnT has undergone a rapid development since its launch in 2009; recruiting top scientists, launching over 50 EU and ESA projects, creating a technology transfer office (TTO), protecting and licensing IP, launching four spin-offs, and creating a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment with some 290 people.

SnT's strategic research priorities are:

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Cybersecurity
  • FinTech
  • Internet of Things
  • Secure and Compliant Data Management
  • Space Systems and Resources
  • Djamila Aouada and her team work on body modelling with ARTEC 3D.
  • Aurel Machalek (left) analyses behaviour patterns at airports for ethical risk analysis.
  • Andriy Panchenko works on secure Internet browsing, protecting us from 'eavesdropping'.
  • SnT-Test-Car: Analysing driving behaviour
  • Using a quadrocopter in the lab of the Automation Research Group
  • Björn Ottersten, Director of SnT
  • Lionel Briand holds a Pearl Chair of the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)
  • PEARL Fellow Paulo Verissimo focusses on Critical Information Infrastructures
  • Home of SnT in Luxembourg Kirchberg
  • Holger Voos makes e-cars even smarter
  • Bhavani Shankar works on MIMO technology supported by ESA