ideas@iimt Success Story @ UNIFR

The business idea of Alice Holzer, master student at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, gets closer to its realisation.
Alice pitched her idea in front of ten innovation experts of SBB and received the “show me more”-label by the demanding jury. She persuaded the jury of the SBB InnoCircle that communication between train travelers have a positive impact on the customer satisfaction and presented simple adjustments that favor talks between travelers. Alice and her idea will be integrated in the innovation process of the SBB.
During one month, Alice Holzer has been coached and prepared by ideas@iimt and the Innovation Club. The innovation coaches at ideas@iimt and the innovation community of the Innovation Club helped her to improve the quality of her idea and her pitching skills.

Solar Decathlon Competition

Switzerland will participate from the 23rd of September until the 20th of October 2017 at the international university competition Solar Decathlon in Denver (USA). In order to face this challenge, a Swiss team called « Swiss Living Challenge » was composed out of four different Swiss universities (EPFL, HEIA-FR, HEAD, UNIFR).

To win this contest, students have to create and produce a fully scaled housing unit with the sun as the sole energy source.

The NeighborHub, name chosen for the housing unit, is now under construction in the experimentation hall of the smart living lab on the blueFACTORY site in Fribourg. A first visit of the site is organised on Friday, the 10th of March.

Videos ideas@iimt

ideas@iimt offers its fellows the opportunity to develop their own business ideas. During the concept development, one important part is the idea’s presentation. Short movies are a good and catchy possibility for this. Both, the main idea and the steps up to the implementation, can be clearly and succinctly shown.

We are therefore very pleased that two of our students had been given the opportunity to work together with Unicom to create a short movie about their business ideas.

ICT Networking Party 2017

Once again, more than 1400 stakeholders from the ICT sector, economy, and politics joined the legendary ICT Networking Party, which took place the 19th of January 2017 at the Kursaal in Berne. And once again, the atmosphere was as always great.
Next to representatives of the National and State Councils and other leaders, the Kursaal in Berne was „the place to be“ and a unique opportunity to network with the „who is who“ of the ICT sector.

Welcome Yannick Wittner-Zougbor!

Yannick Wittner-Zougbor is working as a trainee at the iimt since December 2016.

He grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany and finished his Bachelor 2016 in economics at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, with the main subjects marketing, behavioral economics and management.

Directly after finishing his Bachelor in Germany he started his Master in Management at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He got in touch with the iimt during the course „Strategic Project Management“ and was intensified during his second course with the iimt „Innovation and Technology Management“.