The CRP - Gabriel Lippmann is a public establishment devoted to applied scientific research and technological development, as well as technology transfer and permanent high-level training. Its activities aim to reinforce the economic fabric of the country through the creation of new technological skills within the CRP - Gabriel Lippmann and by transfering this know-how to companies.
In a view of the current major stakes in terms of sustainable development, both scientific and technological as well as economic and environmental, the CRP - Gabriel Lippmann has focused on three major axes: innovative materials technology, in particular nanotechnologies and instrumental development, sustainable management of natural resources and technologies of the information society. Research work is carried out by more than 200 researchers, teacher-researchers and 3rd year trainees, within three research departments:
- Cooperative IT based on NTIC, e-commerce and knowledge management are the subject of the research activities and skills transfer of ISC (IT, Systems and Collaboration Department)
- The study of ecosystems, hydro-climatological monitoring and agro-biotechnologies are the competence of EVA (Environment and Agro-biotechnologies Department)
- Material analyses on an atomic scale with a view to improve or develop innovative materials, instrumental development, and the recent establishment of a European Nanotechnology Centre are the tasks of SAM (Science and Analysis of Materials Department)
Since its creation by grand ducal regulation (cf. legal framework) in July 1987, the CRP - Gabriel Lippmann has adopted an original approach, focusing on an equilibrium between the criteria of economic utility and scientific quality rather than giving priority to one of them. As such, it can continue its activities involvement in a partnership with national companies and administrations, while also successfully carrying out several innovative research projects with European funding, and while being involved in the set-up of new university structures in Luxembourg.