Cyber Security in a Crowd

The iimt Crowd Energy concept covers various research areas, including Cyber Security. For an initial classification of this topic in the Crowd Energy concept, Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel and Bettina Irnhauser have published an article about cyber security’s key players on “ICT Kommunikation”. To read the article: click here

Welcome Nadine Artaz!

NASince October 2016 Nadine Artaz has been working at the iimt.

She grew up in Kottingbrunn, in the south of Vienna and obtained her Bachelor degree in Business Consultancy with the specialisations in Real Estate Management and Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt in 2014. She could already gain some practical experiences during her studies. For example, she accomplished an internship in the department Water and Telecommunications at the company REHAU. Furthermore she has already worked in the field of Real Estate Valuation.

In spring 2015, she started her Master in Management at the University of Fribourg. The first time she got in touch with the iimt, was during the course “Management of the Energy sector”, which highly motivated her to take further iimt courses.

Nadine is glad to be able to also get involved with her sustainable project neunmalklug. at ideas@iimt.

We look forward to work with Nadine and wish her a good start.

iimt Presentations at ICSGCE 2016

At this year's International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE 2016) the iimt presented some of the Chair’s research results. Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel gave a Keynote speech on Crowd Energy – The Impact of Prosumer Behavior on Smart Environments, while Yves Hertig presented his research titled Prosumer Communities: Electricity as an Interpersonal Construct. The conference took place at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. It provided the participants an excellent platform for exchanging and discussing ideas and research results on an international level.

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How innovative is the Swiss utility sector?

The Swiss utility sector is in transition. The national electricity market is gradually deregulated and new players will continuously enter the market.

The customers’ behaviour driven shift in consumption, new technologies and digitalisation will change existing processes and structures significantly. To such a new situation Swiss utility companies need to rethink their products and services radically. A declared intention for innovation and a seeking of innovation potentials will be the success factor for short and long term business permanently. Existing business models need to be reviewed and renewed.

The objective of the study is to create an overview of the innovation capacities of swiss utility companies. To this end, 16 experts interviews were conducted with members of the management and strategy, from 12 Swiss electricity companies. To validate the testimony of experts, an online test on fitness innovation was conducted among employees of the same companies.

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