Welcome Yanina Iskhakova


Yanina Iskhakova has been working as a junior project assistant at iimt since January 2018.
She’s originally from Russia, but grew up in Zurich and earned her bachelor's degree in journalism in 2013 at the City, University of London in the UK. During her studies, Yanina spent an exchange semester in Hong Kong and completed an internship in La Paz, Bolivia, where she developed her intercultural skills and increased her understanding of the customs of other cultures. After graduating, she worked for an international women's magazine until the spring of 2016, when she started her Master in Business Communication, with a minor in information management, at the University of Fribourg. Yanina first got in touch with the iimt via the course Project Management, which helped her to organise the Media Ball of the MECOM, Association of Media and Communication.

Her interest in the Smart Living Lab project and Strategic Niche Management was sparked by the course Innovation and Technology Management, which she attended in the fall of 2017. Yanina is particularly interested in the communication aspects of innovation management and is looking forward to contributing her existing skills and to learn more about this area.
Cooking, eating and technology are her great passions, especially when all three aspects are combined. She is currently experimenting with a sous-vide precision cooker that can be operated via Wi-Fi.

We look forward to working with Yanina, and wish her a good start!



Call for Papers: Crowd Energy Applications

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel is again invited to edit a special section on Energy-Efficient Technologies (EET)—Crowd Energy Applications of the Journal of Electronic Science and Technology (JEST). The special issue focuses on the Crowd Energy Concept developed at the iimt and will be published in September, 2018. Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers.

The Call for papers can be found here.

Wie innovativ sind Schweizer Versicherungen?

Die Innovationsfähigkeit von Schweizer Versicherungen

Eine Studie des Lehrstuhls für Management der IKT, international institute of management in technology (iimt), Universität Freiburg, A. Wiercioch, S. Teufel

Die digitale Transformation der Geschäftswelt führt zu einem radikalen Umbruch und erhöht vor dem Hintergrund der Konkurrenzfähigkeit den Innovationsdruck nicht nur, aber gerade auch in der Versicherungswirtschaft. Versicherungsunternehmen stehen vor der Herausforderung, ihre Innovationsleistung durch gezielte Massnahmen zu steigern. Die Fähigkeit, Innovationen hervorzubringen, entwickelt sich zu einer wichtigen Kompetenz, um mit der Digitalisierung Schritt halten zu können. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist es für Versicherungsunternehmen wichtig zu wissen, wie sie ihre Innovationsfähigkeit ausbauen können.

iimt at the ICT-Networking Party

ICTNWP2018The 25th of January, again, more than 1400 ICT specialists, politicians, industrial and scientific representatives gathered in Bern. As every beginning of the year, the ICT Networking Party was in everyone’s agenda.

The iimt was, as every year, host of a table and invited partners and members of the iimt world. Together they spent an evening in a relaxing and entertaining atmosphere. The iimt would like to thank all participants for this evening full of interesting discussions, and is already looking forward to the ICT Networking Party 2019.









iimt Management team complete again

DFDominic Feichtner is the new head of business and programme development, and member of the management team at the international institute of management in technology (iimt) University of Fribourg. He completes the iimt management team with immediate effect.

Dominic Feichtner is taking over the development of the market as well as customer oriented educational programmes of the iimt and all its related services. He guarantees an optimal knowledge transfer of the iimt research areas and the iimt executive programmes. Furthermore, he is the contact person for research and cooperation projects with external industry partners in the field of digital transformation.

Dominic Feichtner has a long professional experience, and completed his studies at the iimt of the University of Fribourg with an «Executive MBA in Management in Technology».