Full House at the iimt Masterclass

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The 23rd of March, the successful iimt Masterclass with our top speaker, Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo, took place. With the topic “From Volkswagen to Wells Fargo – Understanding the recent wave of corporate scandals”, more than 45 participants followed the iimt’s invitation and participated in this event.

Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo demonstrated in several practical examples that, against our intuition, bad things are more often done by good people who are embedded in high-pressure cultures than by a few criminal employees who break the rules. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion and a networking aperitif.

The iimt is looking forward to welcoming you at our next iimt Masterclass.

 

 

NeighborHub

A first visit for the NeighborHub’s partners was organised on Friday the 10th of March; the NeighborHub is an environmentally friendly and solar powered house, which will participate from the 23rd of September until the 20th of October 2017 at the international university competition Solar Decathlon in Denver (USA). Switzerland will be represented by a swiss team called « Swiss Living Challenge », composed out of four different Swiss universities (EPFL, HEIA-FR, HEAD, UNIFR). The construction site is located in the experimentation hall of the smart living lab on the blueFACTORY site in Fribourg.

On Saturday the 11th of March 2017, two articles about the NeighborHub were published in both local newspapers in Fribourg.
Read the full articles:

La Liberté

Freiburger Nachrichten

Successful thanks to their EMBA

In the last « Special MBA » section of the Handelszeitung (23.02.2017), the iimt was well represented. Indeed, the Handelszeitung chose to present eight female personalities, managers, who completed a swiss or international MBA.

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Among these eight leaders, two women are iimt Alumni; Helia Burgunder, Sales & Retail Director at Swisscom, and Susanne Ruoff, Managing Director of the Swiss Post, both completed brilliantly their EMBA at the iimt, University of Fribourg, respectively in 2001 and 2004.

Click here to read the full article

 

ideas@iimt: From a good idea to a Startup

It sounds simple: once you have a good idea, a company’s founding is not far away. From full-time students to successful start-ups - the dream of many young students. However, the practice shows that a good idea alone is not enough, because there is much to be considered in order to be successful in the long term.

Albert Broger and Yves Hertig have written a contribution for ICT Kommunikation about ideas@iimt.

Here to the whole article (German)

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.