Business | Research News | Partnerships | Sep 13, 2017

Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: The First Meeting Will Take Place at the LpS 2017

Luger Research establishes the first scientific lighting partnership network for research experts and leaders in the lighting industry. The scientific partnership has been created to form an active network that will strengthen and build the connections between universities, research laboratories and industry. The scientific partnership’s mission is to enable and secure the continued development of innovation in lighting technology.

Strategic alliances are important, and in the world of research they are crucial for the continued development of future innovations. Likewise, industry requires the latest insights and findings from the research organizations to make sure their products and solutions are the very best they can be. By building these scientific partnerships, Luger Research will drive lighting innovation towards a more sustainable and better future.

Joining Luger Research in this venture are some of Europe’s leading universities and research laboratories. These scientific partners will also make up the jury and expert panel assessing this year’s prestigious LpS Scientific Award.

The first meeting of the scientific partners and industry leaders will take place at the LpS 2017, in a specialist workshop on September 28. This workshop has been tailored to encourage and build new connections between scientific partners and potential applicators of their know-how.

To make sure the connections that are formed are best suited to every participant in the workshop, the scientific partners will be divided into four technology expertise fields. These are LED and OLED, driver, thermal management and reliability, optics and light quality, and smart lighting and IoT.

“We want to draw together mutually beneficial partnerships between lighting research and the lighting industry. Luger Research and all of our publications, media channels and events, will operate as a platform that will enable the clear and open sharing of information into the development of lighting technology. It will also act as the facilitator for, what we intend to be, long lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships between research and industry. We want to help bring to life these new innovations that can benefit advances in wellbeing and improve sustainability for us all and for the future.” Siegfried Luger, CEO at Luger Research

The scientific lighting partnership is currently centered on Europe but the long term ambitions are that it will evolve in the coming years to become the world’s leading lighting technology network.

Scientific Partner

Specialism & Short Description

Energy Efficient Electronics and Lighting Technologies Research, Demonstration and Education Centre (EVATEG)

Istanbul, Turkey

Thermal Management and Optical Technologies
EVATEG Center develops thermal technologies for electronics, solid state lighting and display technologies and optical technologies for solid state lighting applications. EVATEG’s capability includes both theoretical studies and experimental validation with prototypes for specific applications. EVATEG is open to license technologies through Ozyegin University Technology Transfer Office and spin off companies in the technology eco-system.

Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH. Materials - Institute for Surface Technologies and Photonics

Weiz, Austria

Optics: Design and Manufacture and Photovoltaics
The research topic Optics: Design and Manufacture brings together three separate disciplines: optical simulation, the manufacture of optical components and the optical characterization of these components. The aim here is to incorporate aspects relating to optics manufacturing and the overall structure during the optical simulation in a sort of virtual prototyping. The area of photovoltaics deals with the continuing development and the increase in efficiency of established (silicon- or CIGS-based) and future (e.g. OPV) photovoltaic technologies through use.

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Beleuchtungsoptik und Lichttechnik

Furtwangen, Germany

Illumination Optics and Lighting Technologies and Colorimetry
Key research areas regarding illumination optics include: Luminaires development and optimization by means of optomechanical simulations, Development of backlighting systems for display applications and hollow wave guides, spectroscopic analysis of lighting sources. With regards to lighting technologies and colorimetry the key area is optical simulation and measurements of the reflection/absorption properties of human tissues.

Holst Centre, TNO

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Flexible Electronics and Flexible OLED
Holst Centre is an independent R&D centre that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.


Muttenz, Switzerland

Photonics & Printing for SSL (including Micro- & Nano- Optics and Photonics, Sensing and Security and Large Area and Flexible Systems) and Vision and Optical Sensing Systems for SSL
CSEM has experience in the areas of micro/nano optics and photonics as well as printed electronics. Over the last decade, CSEM has developed technologies that allow the fabrication of optical and photonic subwavelength structures with periods from below 200 nm up to several microns, and has the capability to design, fabricate and characterize micro/nano diffractive structures and thin layers.

The University of Edinburgh, Institute for Digital Communication

Edinburgh, UK

Visible Light Communications (LiFi)
The research tackles both theoretical and fundamental communications problems as well as more practical issues of implementing and improving communications systems. The work addresses a wide range of technologies including wireline, radio frequency and optical communications systems, as well as improving communications interfaces. Recent in depth work has focused on transmitting data at high speed via visible light.

University of Padova, Department of Information Engineering

Padova, Italy

Characterization, Reliability and Simulation of Compound Semiconductor Devices (LEDs, Laser diodes, HEMTs) and Solar Cells


Stockholm, Sweden

Semantic and Cognitive Light
SLC- provides machine understanding and learning of an illuminated scene in order to transform conventional agnostic lighting into dynamic, intelligent lighting by digitally altering the quality, quantity and informational capacity of light based on awareness of the individual, his/her current context, the task at hand, location and mobility.

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