Master Internship in Market analysis for Life Cycle Assessment & Digitalization (M/F)

Reference : ERIN-2018-INTERN_023

Type: Intern
Contract type: Internship
Duration: 6 months
Place: Belvaux



The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the department has the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today: climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.

The "Environmental Research and Innovation" (ERIN) department of LIST has an opening for an Intern position. The intern will be integrated in the Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) Unit, which develops knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems.




The Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA) unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) is developing software tools for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for companies and policy makers. The increasing digitalization of manufacturing and consumption practices, along with the introduction of new technologies (Internet of Things, Blockchain, Building Information Modelling among others…) is likely to disrupt the way such software tools may operate in the future, e.g. regarding the collection of inventory data or the definition of scenarios based on real time feedback from users.  

The aim of the internship project is to undertake specific tasks including:

  • Benchmark analysis of life cycle assessment software tools and prototypes already including functionalities to cope with the digitalization trend,
  • Literature review of the interest and expectation of companies and policy-makers regarding environmental evaluation
  • Investigation of market challenges, short-term and long-term scenarios for the dissemination of LCA tools
  • Preliminary market analysis for the integration of new IT technologies in LCA software tools
  • Linking technological and market data





  • Motivated and creative intern who enjoys embracing challenges and working with a team of international researchers


The intern should possess the skills outlined below:

  • An emphasis on environmental sustainability issues and related market-based instruments
  • Knowledge of information literacy and strategic intelligence processes (XP CEN/TS 16555-2)
  • Knowledge of business and market databases
  • Knowledge of social networks database (e.g., Talkwalker)
  • Good written and spoken English language skills
  • Good team working skills, with a creative problem solving approach
  • MSc student in innovation management, strategic or competitive intelligence, or related disciplines
  • Background in Environmental Science, Economics or Engineering is an advantage (but not mandatory)
  • Knowledge of patent databases (e.g., espacenet, Questel-Orbit) is an advantage (but not mandatory)


  • Fluent English (spoken and written) is mandatory
  • Fluent or a strong working knowledge of French is a must


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 Thomas GIBON
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Dr-Ing. Enrico BENETTO
Dr-Ing. Enrico BENETTO