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

The range of human and technological resources of the Foundation enables the productive sector at any scale to keep up with the global trends, improving and incorporating value in their processes and/or products, using an integrated approach, and thus achieving a scientifically-supported market differentiation. 

Latitud has pilot plants and laboratories that make it possible to apply both traditional and emerging technologies, evaluating processes and products.