As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, the efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control. To this end, the mission of the ERIN department is:
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has recently announced the launch of the GreenTech Innovation Centre (https://www.list.lu/en/news/tomorrows-technologies-unveiled-at-list-tech-day-2019/), an open innovation facility for the development of bio-based products and processes of industrial interest, new biorefinery concepts for more efficient and sustainable processes, and new technologies for the detection and treatment of environmental pollution.
More than 60 scientists and engineers provide a range of RDI support services to companies to bring their innovations from lab to industrial scale by relying on state-of-the-art facilities and prototypes for process upscaling. Innovations are typically based on biodiscovery, molecular biology techniques, metabolic engineering, plant and microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi and green microalgae) cell culture, anaerobic digestion, bioprocess optimization, biocatalysis, green chemistry and product formulation, while markets focus on a range of sectors, such as cosmetics, food and feed ingredients, biowaste and wastewater recycling, nutraceuticals, flavourings, fragrances, enzymes, plant protections agents and many more.
Companies’ needs towards “Safer and Sustainable-by design” products and processes are supported by our experts in sustainability and health and environmental risk assessment that can support R&D in all lifecycle phases of a product or process development. The Institute has developed a portfolio of innovative computational lifecycle based methods and in-vitro toxicological models.
The launch of the GreenTech Innovation Centre has pushed the need to expand the business development team with an extra business developer. He/she will play a key role in the future of the GreenTech Innovation Centre.
The selected candidate will join the Partnership Development Team of the ERIN Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), reporting directly to the ERIN director. He/She will lead the business development of the GreenTech Innovation Centre in collaboration with the GreenTech Innovation Centre senior management and RDI units/groups in terms of identification and concretization of business/partnership opportunities and market intelligence and watch, key account management, and the valorization and transfer of the GreenTech Innovation Centre assets, as well as communication/representation with a focus on industrial and environmental biotechnologies and sustainability. The Partnership Officer may co-manage industrial projects.
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu.