Partners

 

Research Partners

 

 

 

The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association is the professional organisation representing the majority of banks and other financial intermediaries established in Luxembourg. Its purpose lies in defending and fostering the professional interests of its members. As such, it acts as the voice of the whole sector on various matters in both national and international organisations.

The ABBL counts amongst its members universal banks, covered bonds issuing banks, public banks, other professionals of the financial sector (PSF), financial service providers and ancillary service providers to the financial industry.

 

 

The aim of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation, founded in 1989 and chaired by Kik Schneider, a member of BGL BNP Paribas’ Management Board, is to promote scientific research. It organises specialised conferences and seminars and sponsors research projects in areas as varied as biomolecular research, health, IT, politics, etc. With the Alphonse Weicker Foundation, BGL BNP Paribas is able to continue carrying out the important role played by the bank since 1919 in the economic and social development of Luxembourg.

 

 

ARTEC is a company specializing in 3D sensing and processing and face recognition. The main research priorities in the joint research program are on 3D Shape Modelling focusing on the following subtasks:

3D Human Body Modelling:Defining flexible models for 3D human bodies is important for advancing many operations in computer vision. So far existent models come mostly from the computer graphics community where the focus has been on the visual appearance and not necessarily on the accuracy and robustness of measurements. The goal of this research priority is to define a new human body model which captures realistic human deformations and which verifies one or multiple of predefined properties.

Robust 3D Face Recognition:While face recognition algorithms under controlled settings have today reached a good level of maturity, solutions for faces in the wild are still an open question. Real-world applications such as surveillance, require solving challenges due to changes in appearance, expression, occlusions, and imaging conditions. The focus of this research priority is to define a model for faces that is invariant to occlusions and to expressions.

 

 

BCEE is the Luxembourgish state savings bank providing all the functions of a commercial bank , including retail banking  and private banking. Research interests include; access control polices and cloud computing, role-based access control policies, address maintainability problems with roles, agents, resources and permissions.

 

 

BGL BNP Paribas was founded in 1919 and has played an active part in Luxembourg's emergence as an international financial centre. It is strongly committed to Luxembourg in terms of corporate sponsorship in both sporting and cultural events as well as sustainable development.

In carrying out its business in the areas of retail banking, wealth management and corporate and investment banking, BGL BNP Paribas offers a particularly wide range of services and products targeted at its individual and professional clients, as well as businesses and institutional investors.

 

 

With more than 3000 employees and 11 production plants all over the globe, Cebi develops and manufactures electromechanical components for the automotive and household appliance industries. Cebi Group is currently the worldwide leader for filler flap actuators and washer systems including pumps. They are also the European leader in the temperature sensor and closing mechanism markets. Their site in Luxembourg produces an average of 350,000 finished products every day and employs today 700 people. Luxembourg is also a Research and development center with 50 experts entirely devoted to innovation. 

 

 

Calls for energy and water conservation are growing urgently, electric, gas and water utilities are seeking ways to protect their revenue and reduce waste without large capital investments. CHOICE provides worldwide innovative solutions for energy utilities in order to avoid lost for example from theft of electrical energy. CHOICE experts in loss recovery and computational intelligence review available data sources and non-technical loss investigation rules and procedures. Through this shared learning approach, CHOICE is able to develop utility-specific recommendations employing highly flexible data analytics solutions.

 

 

Clearstream, part of Deutsche Börse Group, is an important player in the securities services industry, providing post-trade infrastructure and securities services for the international market and domestic markets worldwide. This project, run in collaboration with business analyst consulting firm Escent, aims to automate the laborious analysis tasks present in Clearstream’s already-mature requirements engineering practices. This will range from reconciling requirement models with accompanying natural-language content, to deriving acceptance criteria from requirements.

 

 

Luxembourg's national data protection agency (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, CNPD ) was set up under the Law of 2 August 2002 to verify the legality of the processing of personal data and ensure the respect of personal freedoms and fundamental rights with regard to privacy. It issues recommendations, advises on draft legislation and regulatory measures, deals with complaints and requests to examine the legality of processing of data and approves sectorial codes of conduct. As a monitoring authority, it can investigate, adopt administrative sanctions or initiate court action. Its mission also extends to ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Law of 30 May 2005 regarding the specific rules for the protection of privacy in the sector of electronic communications, which includes new information, communication and internet technologies.

 

 

Creos Luxembourg S.A. is the owner and manager of electrical networks and natural gas pipelines; it is a member of the Enovos Group.The mission of Creos is the non-discriminatory operation of transmission and distribution networks and pipelines in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Creos is in charge of the planning, realisation, extension, maintenance, operation and repair of the low, medium and high voltage electrical networks as well as of the low, medium and high pressure natural gas lines owned as well as of those it has been appointed operator. At the moment the Creos people operate more than 9,000 km of electricity grids as well as 1,850 km of natural gas pipelines. The number of connections to the electrical network amounts to 247,000 and the connections to the natural gas grid is around 41,000. Thus more than 90 % of the domestic energy grids are managed by Creos. The average workforce of Creos: 700 people. Creos is also responsible for meter reading and data processing, as well as the billing of grid and pipeline access.The security of supply as well as the reliability of the energy grids are major concerns of the company. Creos makes particular efforts to place networks underground in villages and their surroundings when renewing lines, or when planning new infrastructure. The company makes every effort to minimise the impact of these works on the environment. As a consequence of that undertaking, 94 % of the low tension lines and 65 % of the medium tension lines are buried.

 

 

Delphi Automotive PLC  is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient.

 

 

The Defense department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg promotes security, reliability and trust in ICT systems and services with a focus on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Collaboration with SnT centers on Multi-Sensor Fusion on ISR including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. A PhD project will be launched at the beginning of next year.

 

 

Eethiq is a Luxembourg start-up founded by a team of executives with experience from financial markets and managerial positions gained from international businesses. The company will develop a portfolio of services targeting Islamic financing of real estate and wealth management investments. The co-operation project will address the usage of smart contracts and more specifically DLT (distributed ledger technology) for the specific case of Islamic finance requirement. The main problem to be addresses is the following: given an account which is provisioned by a client and managed by fund/investment manager, SnT and Eethiq want to develop a solution that can log all investment operations performed on that account, while ensuring compliance with a set of rules is guaranteed. Furthermore, the project will address data analytics approaches, which are specific for this type of financial markets.

 

 

Created in 1922, Foyer S.A is a leading financial player in Luxembourg. Its solidity lies in the strength of its shareholding, but also in the work of its 745 employees in three countries and its 675 agents in Luxembourg. Leader of the local life and non-life insurance market, Foyer is active in several European countries through three business lines: insurance, benefit protection insurance and wealth management. Its extended range of products is aimed at individuals, professionals and companies. As the first insurer to obtain the "CSR" label for socially responsible companies in Luxembourg, Foyer Group has also been involved in general interest and social partnership projects for many years.

 

 

 

HITEC Luxembourg S.A., a 100%-owned Luxembourg company, has developed its business activities in the field of innovative and quality products and services.HITEC Luxembourg offers high technology solutions covering different business areas: satellite ground segment technology; customer specific and standard equipment for testing and measuring of physical properties; engineering; consulting; software & ICT development and project management. HITEC Luxembourg serves private and public sector customers at a national and international level. Its business objectives, as a specialized high technology provider are to achieve a strong sustainable market position; to expand its activities at an international level as well as to promote the Luxembourg site through the realization of innovative high quality value-added products and services.

 

 

IEE is a global leader in automotive safety sensing systems for occupant detection and classification. The company also provides people and object sensing solutions that enhance building safety, security and management. IEE operates worldwide and employs about 1,400 people. As a partner, IEE supports a multi-sensor fusion laboratory providing an experimentally driven research program in 2D-3D sensor fusion, multi-view camera fusion, detection, classification, and recognition.

 

 

ILNAS is an administration under the supervision of the Minister of the Economy in Luxembourg. It was created on the basis of the law of May 20, 2008 and started its activities on 1 June 2008. For reasons of complementarity, effectiveness and transparency as well as for purposes of administrative simplification, ILNAS is in charge of several administrative and technical legal missions that were previously the responsibility of different public structures:

  • Standards and Standardization
  • Accreditation and Notification
  • Digital Trust
  • Market surveillance
  • Metrology (legal, industrial and scientific)

These assignments have been strengthened and new tasks are continuously being assigned to ILNAS, which is corresponding to a network of skills for competitiveness and consumer protection.
In the frame of technical standardization, ILNAS has launched several activities dedicated to strengthen and develop the ICT-related standardization landscape at the national level in terms of education and involvement of stakeholders, such as the creation of a University Certificate “Smart ICT for Business Innovation” in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg, or the current development of a research program on “Digital Trust for Smart ICT” with SnT. This research program will concentrate on three important pillars of the Smart ICT: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Digital Trust related to these technologies, notably with the objective to develop a Master degree “Smart Secure ICT for Business Innovation” at the horizon 2019.”

 

 

The mission of ICRI-CARS is the study of security, privacy, and safety of auto­no­mous systems that may collaborate with each other. Examples include drones, self-driving vehicles, or collaborative systems in industrial automation. CARS introduce a new paradigm to computing that is different from conventional systems in a very important way: they must learn, adapt, and evolve with minimal or no supervision. A fundamental question therefore, is what rules and principles should guide the evolution of CARS?

This raises security related questions in multiple research areas:

  1. Trustworthy and Controllable Autonomy
  2. Fair and Safe Collaboration Tolerating Failures and Attacks
  3. Intelligent Security Strategies for Self-Defense and Self-Repair
  4. Integration of Safety, Security, and Real-time Guarantees
  5. Autonomous Systems, Ecosystem Scenarios, Requirements, Case Studies, and Validation
  6. Advanced Platform Security for Long-term Autonomy

 

 

itrust Consulting consults customers coming from public, financial, and private sector to protect their information against divulgation, manipulations and unavailability. In the context of location-based services (accessible with a mobile device that make use of the location of the device to supply functionalities), the research aims to provide a high quality level of assurance in the location information from GPS and Galileo, while protecting location data owners from intrusions into their privacy.

 

 

Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. Luxembourg is home to an impressive array of international financial, as well as corporate and industrial companies, including numerous key players in the internet and high-technology fields. Linklaters Luxembourg is therefore a key part of the group’s global offering.

As with any legal text, the recently-introduced GDPR is flexible and open to interpretation, and organisations are struggling to come to terms with its vast implications for their data processing activities. This project will address the issue by converting the legal texts into an intuitive and machine-analysable format, opening the way for computer-assisted compliance analysis.

 

 

 

LOGOS is a FinTech company specialized in enterprise risk management, which is publishing and distributing a software named iDETECT®.

There is a current revolution in the way new services in the financial industry are being designed and developed. The multiple communication technologies and alternative payment solutions have besides their multiple benefits, also some serious shortcomings for any crime (fraud, financing terrorism, money laundering...) detection solution.

Most existing financial crime analytic systems rely on custom made rules in order to identify potential anomalies and frauds. In this proposal, we aim at addressing the existing limits of current approaches, by relying on beyond the state of art research results from the academic. The key novelty in this project is the modeling of complex temporal relationships among users, accounts, transactions, and assets for both regular and "Big Data" volumes. The business objective being to provide crime analytics, predictive, and detection models in real-time with no volume limitations.

 

 

LuxConnect is a multi-tenant and multi-tier data center provider and dark fiber network operator based in Luxembourg. Its four data centers have different Tier levels (from Tier II to Tier IV) and feature a total net IT surface of 14.700 m². Three facilities are certified by the Uptime Institute (depending on facility: Tier II and/or Tier IV; Design and/or Constructed Facility). All data centers are exclusively powered by green energy. The company operates on a B2B channel model with services being delivered offered through various partners.

LuxConnect’s optical fiber backbone encompasses over 1.000 km of fiber throughout Luxembourg. The backbone connects all commercial data centers in Luxembourg redundantly and gives operators a choice of 12 country outbreaks to interconnect to and from Luxembourg.

LuxConnect was founded in 2006. It is a private limited company owned by the Luxembourg State. LuxConnect acts as a facilitator and incubator in the ICT industry and has been instrumental in the creation of LU-CIX, the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange.

 

 

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) is the gateway to access international investors. With 36,000 listed securities, including some 26,000 bonds, from 3,000 issuers in 100 countries, LuxSE is the world's number one exchange for the listing of international securities.

 

 

 

LuxSpace Sarl was created in November 2004 as a daughter company of OHB AG (Bremen, Germany) and is located on the campus of SES at Betzdorf in Luxembourg. Although belonging to the international network of companies within the OHB group, LuxSpace acts fully independent and provides know-how, expertise as well as products and services to the European and global institutional and industrial market in the fields of space and defence system engineering and application development.

 

 

Olamobile is a performance marketing company, which focuses on CPI (Cost per Install) mobile campaigns, delivering quality users to app developers that are willing to promote and acquire users for their products, like applications or games. Olamobile combines new methods with advanced data mining and statistical modeling technologies to provide users with the most relevant apps. Olamobile’s platform allows publishers to distribute apps that will generate more revenue for the publisher, guaranteeing a higher profitability and achieving a much larger sales volume and user engagement. The partnership between SnT and Olamobile is focusing onSelf-learning Predictive Algorithms that match In-App data for an effective Mobile Gaming Monetization.

 

 

Headquartered in Luxembourg since its creation in 1870, the engineering company Paul Wurth is a leading technology provider and supplier of complete plants and facilities for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking. Besides its activities for the iron and steel industry, Paul Wurth Geprolux is specialized in the management and coordination of large civil construction and infrastructure projects. With about 1600 employees, Paul Wurth is active worldwide, operating entities and affiliated companies in the main iron and steelmaking regions of the world.

 

 

pEp Security is a Luxembourg based small company providing end-to-end encryption, peer-to-peer without central infrastructure. pEp Security objective is to revolutionize the security industry by making privacy and security available to everyone. The partnership between SnT and pEp Security is focusing onProtocols of Privacy Security Analysis.The goal of the project is to employ, customize, and extend automatic tools (e.g., model checkers for security like FDR 3, Proverif, Tamarin) and methodologies (e.g., proofs of security) for the design and analysis of security of protocols and mechanisms.

 

 

P&T Luxembourg  is the incumbent national telecom operator with fixed, mobile and wifi networks. P&T Luxembourg has introduced an integrated mobile telecommunication solution for the development of automotive telematic services in Europe for PSA Peugeot Citroën.  This reflects on the research interests of the partnership; vehicular networks, development of applications and services for vehicular networks, human machine interaction, open platforms, testing, verification, and validation of software systems.

 

 

QRA Corp is an emerging developer of systems and requirements engineering technology based in Halifax, Canada. Its tools help engineers build tomorrow’s safe, secure, and powerful products across industries tackling the most complex, mission and safety critical systems. This partnership focuses on two aspects: (1) improving the analysis and quality assurance of natural language requirements, (2) automating the verification of executable system specifications and designs based on simulation.

 

 

ROGLER Software GmbH, on market since 1992, engaging 20 employees and having customers in 9 European countries, offers with ROGLER Software Suite one of the leading Management Information Systems (MIS) and Product Planning Systems (PPS) for all areas of the printing industry. It is based on the entire workflow of the company, from CRM over calculation, internal paper tracing, material logistics to controlling supports. The central monitor is technoPLAN, an electronic planning board, which is suitable to visualize the entire processes in operation. Rogler is focusing together with SnT on “industry 4.0 concepts” for its professional software to support process automation in the printing industry more efficiently in the future.

 

 

SCL's primary responsibility is to publish the Grand Duchy’s legislative documents and administrative procedures. SCL further maintains a portal through which it provides online access to its publications. The partnership between SnT and SCL is aimed at developing computerised assistance for annotating legal texts with metadata information, and to enable legal search and facilitate the construction of precise legal rules. One of the ultimate objectives of the project is to enhance the Government's portals with metadata, and provide citizens and businesses with open, smart access to legal material.

 

 

Founded as Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)  in 1985, SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 49 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide. The SES global satellite fleet is complemented by a network of teleports allowing customers to reach 99% of the world's population. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements. SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks.

 

 

As part of Belgacom, Telindus Luxembourg  provides ICT  services and solutions to the corporate  and public sector . Telindus operates and deploys mobile and wifi networks in the country. The research program address; mobile and wifi networks, location and context aware services, security and reliability in heterogonous networks, mobile network offloading.

 

 

The City of Luxembourg, capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a “euregional” economic metropolis, at the centre of the Greater Region of SaarLorLux. A workplace for thousands of cross-border workers, the City welcomes them in ultra-modern business centres and districts with an extensive and accessible public transport network. It is also keeping its promises of dynamism: clean and safe, the streets welcome visitors and users looking for a good restaurant, a luxury store or a quality shop. Information for getting there, as a complement to the City Tourist Office, can be delivered by the Hotcity terminals, intelligent relays on phones and laptop computers. At night, the City of Luxembourg opens its heart and is wrapped in warm lights in the streets of the Old Town, Grund and the Centre for a charming escapade in a human-sized capital. Cultural life offers whatever you desire: concerts, festivals, exhibitions, cultural events etc. are on offer throughout the year, responding to the most demanding cultural desires. Coming to Luxembourg to visit, to work or to live also means giving yourself a moment of life, a comfortable break, rich with discoveries, sensations and emotions.

 

 

VNX Exchange is a marketplace and trading platform for tokenized venture capital assets based in Luxembourg. Its goal is to unlock liquidity for the venture capital industry, address risk diversification in early stage investing, and enable wider investor access to promising startups.

Through this partnership, SnT researchers will help realise these goals  by developing higher levels of network security than those currently available for crypto assets. They will design new IT frameworks facilitating the secure exchange of digital assets on blockchain networks. The research will also assess several distributed ledger architectures.

 

 

Networking Partners

 

 

 

The Ministry of the Economy in Luxembourg actively promotes security and trust in ICT systems and services building on the country’s reputation of delivering trustworthy services. Research projects include; network security, malware and botnet detection, intrusion detection, digital forensics, network data collection and analysis.

 

 

The "Digital Lëtzebuerg" initiative, is a common umbrella for the numerous public and private initiatives making up Luxembourg's digital economy and society.

 

 

FEDIL is a Luxembourgish business federation representing interests of member companies in industry, construction and services. Its main purpose is defending the professional interests of its members. Fedil tries to strengthen the solidarity network between Luxembourgish employers and reorientate political and administrative decisions in the interest of free enterprise.

 

 

Designed to support the Luxembourg economy, the House of Training offers a very broad range of training modules and programmes in a large variety of sectors and domains. In order to ensure that all courses are updated and correspond to the needs of employers and employees, the House of Training is working closely with a large number of federations, professional organisations and public institutions. House of Training and SnT entered a network partnership supporting collaboration in dissemination, training, and partnership activities.

 

 

The LHoFT Foundation is a public - private sector initiative that drives technology innovation for Luxembourg’s financial services industry, connecting the domestic and international Fintech community to develop solutions that shape the world of tomorrow. Senior executives from 13 leading private sector institutions sit on our board as leadership circle partners alongside representative from the Luxembourg Government, such as our Chairman, Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance, as well as leaders of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg for Finance and PROFIL, the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation.

 

 

Luxinnovation is the National Agency for Innovation and Research of Luxembourg. Its mission is to educate, inform, encourage, advise and support companies as well as public and private research organisations and talents in order to stimulate their creativity, their Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) activities and the transfer of their RDI results. It thus contributes to increasing competitiveness and productivity, boosting the diversification and the creation of new activities and innovative companies, and enhancing the sustainable development of the economy. It intervenes at national, interregional and international level to strengthen collaboration and networking.