1st smart living lunch

The 28th of April, the first smart living lunch took place at the iimt-University of Fribourg. Main goal of these lunches is to present the different ongoing and planned research activities around the smart living lab project. Furthermore, the aim is to meet researchers from all involved institution, as the EPFL, the School of Engineering and the University of Fribourg, and to exchange ideas and know-how.

Energy solutions of the future

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enersis and the iimt of the University of Fribourg will, in consideration of the energy turnaround, closely cooperate in the coming years. Energy issues and the associated challenges will be analysed in this partnership and synergies exploited to present innovative solutions for the future.

J. Inhelder granted with business ideas@Fribourg


The 26th of March 2015 the yearly business ideas@Fribourg-Event took place at the School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA). This event was organised in cooperation with the Innovation Club.

Besides the presentation of two successful local entrepreneurs in the field of „Sports Technology“, the Pitching-Contest for students took place. Jedidja Inhelder, fellow of ideas@iimt (Pre-Incubator for innovative and new business ideas of the iimt – University of Fribourg), participated in the contest with his business idea „MyCity“ and won the contest.

Prof. Dr. Alfes granted with the HR Swiss Award

HR SwissAwardProf. Dr. Kerstin Alfes, iimt lecturer for HR Management since many years, has provided with her doctoral thesis (“Einfluss der Kompetenzen von Personalverantwortlichen auf die strategische Rolle der Personalabteilung“ – ISBN 978-3-86618-322-3) a valuable basis in the field of HR. Her outstanding achievement is honored with the HR Swiss Award.

This thesis illuminates the competences of HR managers in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and demonstrates at the same time, where through personal development measures, competences have to be improved (e. g.: in the understanding of the business processes and in participation of the strategy development).