A digital twin is a virtual representation of physical systems (traffic, water, air etc.) and physical assets (buildings, resources etc.) that can make simulations, tests and predictions of planned actions almost in real-time. A twin is essentially used to get information on an action in a simulated world, before the action is carried out in the real world, opening enormous opportunities for citizens, companies and authorities alike. At LIST we are working on a digital twin of Luxembourg, which would be the world's first-ever nationwide platform. Such a twin would catapult Luxembourg into a hub of excellence in terms of digital development, gaining attractiveness for both international industrials that would like to introduce their products and services onto the European market and academic players that seek a digital-friendly environment to develop their research and innovations.
- For researchers: a unique, open innovation platform
- For companies: a testbed for digital services and products
- For public authorities: a tool for taking better decisions
- For citizens: an instrument to obtain a better quality of life