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Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon is the most anticipated and the most visible competition on an international level in the field of the built environment of the future. Created by the US Department of Energy, this competition developed throughout seven editions in the USA, three editions in Europe and one in China. Teams from all over the world get invited to create, develop and produce financially and energetically efficient housing units, while keeping an attractive look, and also to solve present and future urban planning issues.

Besides being a “competition”, the Solar Decathlon is an exceptional opportunity to establish a training program in sustainable development for architects and engineers working on a concrete project. It soon became clear that the Solar Decathlon project was fully representative of the objectives of the smart living lab. The participation of these research groups and their students in the American edition in 2017 was only natural, in order to make a demonstrator of the smart living lab. And yes, Switzerland won the first prize.

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The Swiss Victory

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The iimt success story


  • 17 seminars
  • 48 courses offered
  • 6 training events
  • 8 colloquia
  • 136 guest lecturers
  • 1’400 students in courses
  • 5’169’600 lecture seconds
  • 86’160 lecture minutes
  • 1’436 lecture hours


  • 65 seminar papers
  • 18 bachelor theses
  • 105 master theses
  • 25 PhD theses
  • 20 books & book chapters
  • 30 technical reports
  • 87 peer-reviewed papers
  • 75 working papers in cooperation with companies
  • 190 publications
  • 165 books published in iimt University Press


Dissertations at the Chair of Management in ICT

DissEratDr. Andreas Erat
Management der Automatisierung von Multi-Channel Kommunikation

DissGstreinDr. Mario Gstrein
Handling the Crowd

DissMertenDr. Patrick Sinclair Merten
The Future of Air Travel

DissMuellerDr. Ralf Müller
Diversifikationsstrategien von Stromversorgungsunternehmen

DissSchliengerDr. Thomas Schlienger
Informationssicherheitskultur in Theorie und Praxis

DissSteinertDr. Martin Steinert
UMTS The Lagging Adoption of a Network System Innovation