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 Programme with over 60 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 100 EU and ESA projects, creating a Technology Transfer Office, protecting and licensing IP, launching six spin-offs, and creating a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment with some 450 people.


SnT's strategic research priorities are:

  • Space Systems
  • FinTech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Autonomous Vehicles and IoT
  • SnT Director Björn Ottersten
  • SnT's 360 Lab is the first thematic research laboratory focusing on smart mobility
  • Software engineer Lionel Briand is one of three ERC Advanced Grant recipients at SnT
  • SnT brings together experts in ICT from over 60 different countries
  • Developing UAV technology at the Drones lab
  • The LunaLab simulates the surface of the moon
  • At the CubeSat lab students design and build a satellite mission
  • Djamila Aouada and her team work on body modelling with ARTEC 3D