As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department develops Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that underpin a wide range of products in strategic EU value chains and provide innovative solutions to societal challenges. MRT mainly addressed three EU KETs: Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and focused its research on “new or improved” materials that provide a distinct performance advantage in comparison to the commonly used materials. Activities embrace the development, production or integration of advanced materials and equipment or system dedicated to the synthesis and the characterization of such materials.
KETs having applications in multiple industries in both emerging and traditional sectors, this approach is particularly suitable for Luxembourg which features a significant number of large, medium-size and small industrial companies covering a broad range of sectors (transport, electronic, energy, cleantech, glass, buildings, cosmetics, metallurgy, space, equipment processing/engineering, health tech and others, etc.). MRT aims at being active all along the materials value chain (from Raw Materials to semi-finished to end-products) that includes advanced capabilities in mature manufacturing, and the materials integration into advanced product technologies truly enabling the industrial innovation.
The selected candidate will join the Partnership Development and Coordination Team of the MRT Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), reporting directly to the MRT director. She/he will support the Department’s management and RDI /groups in terms of identification and concretization of business/partnership opportunities and market intelligence and watch, partner management, public-private- partnerships coordination with the scientific/technology principal investigators and the valorization and transfer of MRT assets, as well as communication/representation with a focus on MRT technologies that could be applied to health, cosmetic and medical sectors.
Identification and implementation of business/partnership opportunities
Market intelligence and watch
Manage industrial and knowledge transfer projects including a strong support to project-funding applications
Networking and representation
Dissemination, valorization and transfer
The Materials Research and Technology department (MRT) focuses on two key enabling technologies: nanotechnologies and advanced materials, and investigates research questions related to transducing materials and actuators, photocatalysis and energy harvesters, transparent electronics and smart nanocomposites, point-of-care and drug delivery, modelling and design of structures and multifunctional composites, bio-based polymers and composites, adhesion and compatibilization of fibres/matrix, process engineering and advanced manufacturing.
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Job reference: MRT-2019-066