About us

Latitud is the Foundation of the Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU) oriented to the planning and implementation of Research, Development and Innovation (R&D).

Be a flexible organization focused on the development of R&D projects that may adapt to the needs of Industry and the country, with the support of LATU.

Provide the productive sector with innovative and value solutions that anticipate the global demands, through applied research, technological linkages and development of networks, to drive the country’s sustainable development.

Be leaders in research, development and transfer of value solutions that contribute to the sustainable growth of the productive sector, anticipating challenges, facilitating the integration of the chain actors and favoring their synergy.

The offices of Latitud are located at the building Los Abetos
in LATU’s Technological Park in Montevideo.

The Foundation has two 500 m² pilot plants and laboratories occupying 300 m² in the technical area of LATU’s central building. In these spaces Latitud implements its projects at laboratory and pilot scales.

In keeping with its mission of promoting the country’s sustainable development and innovation, LATU has a vast record supporting industry with research, development and innovation. From the beginning, LATU has kept its strong commitment to cooperate with the national industry, which showed the way and strategies for the development of production in the country.

In line with its mission of promoting the country’s sustainable development and innovation, LATU has a long record supporting industry with research, development and innovation. From its inception, LATU has been strongly committed with cooperation with the national industry, showing the way and defining the strategies for the development of production in the country.

Environmental management, based on ISO 14001: 2015, covers all activities, projects, processes and products that are under the control or influence of Latitude.

Environmental policy
Latitud develops its R&D activities promoting responsible and sustainable management in a framework of improvement and care of the environment, in compliance with applicable regulations.

The Occupational Health and Safety management system (SST), based on the ISO 45001: 2018 standard, covers all activities developed by Latitude inside and outside its facilities and the activities carried out by any person who visits or carries out activities in said facilities.

SST Policy
Latitud develops its activities promoting the promotion…