Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg is a research centre focused on scientific innovation for today’s ICT challenges. SnT conducts internationally competitive research in the space sector, regularly collaborating with ESA, the Luxembourg Space Agency, industry leaders, and NewSpace companies. From Earthbound satellite receivers, to state-of-the-art nano satellites and autonomous lunar robots, researchers at SnT infuse Luxembourg’s vibrant space industry with new perspectives and innovative solutions.

SnT recently launched an Interdisciplinary Space Master (ISM), which features technical and business lectures from experienced academic staff as well as external experts from the commercial space industry. By studying in Luxembourg students of the ISM are able to immerse themselves in the most dynamic ecosystem for applied space innovation in Europe.

SnT’s work in Space:

  •        Cooperation with 14 entities from the space sector.
  •        Interdisciplinary Space Master launched in September 2019.
  •        Three dedicated labs: LunaLab, CubeSat Lab, Concurrent Design Facility.
  •        33 doctoral researchers working on space topics.
  •        Internationally recognised – in 2014 SnT researchers received the IEEE Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award.

SnT’s research model is focused on demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector. This partnership programme has 47 members, and SnT works with them in six strategic research areas to address real-world challenges. The 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 80 EU and ESA projects, creating a technology transfer office (TTO), protecting and licensing IP, launching four spin-off companies, and creating a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment with a team of 320 people.