Graduation Ceremony with INNOArchitects

The iimt welcomed 16 new Alumni on Thursday the 14th of November ! The new Graduates received their Executive CAS. They all completed an academic programme designed by iimt and INNOArchitects Academy. Many thanks to the INNOArchitects Academy for hosting the event! 

Congratulations to Ketsia Bachmann, Philipp Leuthold, Simon Maville, Matthias Rieder, Gerson Schärli, Florian Thut for their Executive CAS Lean Innovation Diploma! 

Congratulations to Sophie Bürgin, Tobias Burri, Raphaël Conca, Kathrin Engler, Marco Friedli, Michael Haussener, Oana Kofmehl, Salomon Riedo, Tino Schütz, Evelyne Thomet for their Executive CAS Innovation Management & Intrapreneurship Diploma!


VP web

Successful defense

The 23rd of October 2019, the successful disputation of the dissertation of Yves Hertig, former Research Assistant at the iimt, took place at the University of Fribourg.

His dissertation with the title „Participation in Energy Transition - The Potential and the Coordination of Energy Communities“ was examined and supervised by Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel as a first expert and Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty as a second supervisor.

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dirk Morschett approximately 30 persons participated in the disputation, which started with a presentation of Yves’s dissertation and was followed by critical questions from the Jury and the participants.

Yves made the next step in order to obtain his doctorate. The iimt congratulates him to this success and wishes him all the best for his next career steps.

VP webVP webVP web

Welcome Julia Cunha

JC web

Julia Cunha started as Junior Research Assistant in iimt in September 2019. She is currently on her last semester of Master studies in Business Communications - Information Technology at the University of Fribourg.

She has worked five years as a professional journalist in different medias in Brazil, where she has also completed her Bachelor studies. On her last position, Julia wrote for the country's most read newspaper about economics, specifically about the energy sector. Before coming to Switzerland, she studied TV and New Media for a short period in New York, where she also worked as a volunteer reporter for United Nations Radio.

Noways she lives in Bern and enjoys going for a run on her free time. On summer she has a favorite hobby: going for a swim in the Aare. She loves animals, especially dogs, and traveling.

She is extremely happy to integrate iimt's team this semester and to work with all her new colleagues in the Smart Living Lab. The iimt staff is looking forward to working alongside Julia and wishes him a good start.


Welcome Virgile Pasquier

VP web

Virgile Pasquier joined the iimt team in September 2019 as a research assistant and doctoral student.

Holder of a Master's degree in political science from the University of Lausanne, Virgile first worked in project management and environmental protection in Lausanne and Fribourg before joining the iimt. Favouring an interdisciplinary approach, he is particularly interested in the fields of energy transition, mobility and the management of new technologies.

In his spare time, Virgile enjoys mountain sports, especially climbing, and when the opportunity arises, he plays in the theatre with the amateur troupe of which he is a member.

The iimt staff is looking forward to working alongside Virgile and wishes him a good start.


Welcome Aline Fournier

AF web

Aline Fournier is working as Relations and Product Manager since September 2019. She is taking over from Fanny Guenat.

Fribourg is no stranger to her, as she has studied at University Fribourg in the past. After completing her Master in Communication and Media research, she has worked several years as Communication manager and project assistant for an international organization and a swiss University of applied sciences and arts.

Aline is passionate about alpine mountains. She goes there hiking and has developed an interest in observing alpine fauna. When she does not wear her hiking boots, she reads novels, historical essays or classics. Sometimes, she might flight to Vietnam, a country she discovered on professional purpose and in which she now takes a strong interest.

Aline is looking forward to working with the iimt’s staff and large network.

We are sharing her enthusiasm. The iimt staff is looking forward to collaborating with Aline and wishes her a good start!