On 28 June 2018, Luxembourg Research and Technology Organization (RTO) - the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) - welcomed a delegation from Thailand (Bangkok region) in its premises on Belval Innovation Campus. The visit was organized by Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) and the Luxembourg Embassy in Thailand. The delegation was composed of representatives from the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), the Wireless Engineering Department from the CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, Thammasat University and the Royal Thai Embassy.
LIST’s presented its research activities and the innovation ecosystem in Luxembourg before introducing the delegation to the new technological showroom and wrapping up the visit with a drink. Among the featured topics, LIST’s Thai visitors were particularly interested in LIST’s research work related to smart cities, including mobility and logistics, flood management, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and IoT solutions for large urban areas.
Thailand has planned to deploy LoRaWAN network in the smart city area, providing experimental facilities for the IoT applications such as Smart Crossing, Smart Logistics, Flooding, Smart Environment, and Smart Mobility. In this context, a project led by CAT Telecom and Metropolitan Electricity Authority, with funding support by Thailand Research Fund and CAT Telecom is currently running. Thailand is seeking public and private partners to co-develop applications or to deploy applications to be tested and experimented.
The LIST visit was the crowning part of a one-week business development trip for the Thai delegation that led them through all three of the Benelux countries and resulted in agreements signed with a number of Belgian research institutions.