The iimt at the 5th Smart Urban Policy Futures Workshop

The iimt at the 5th Smart Urban Policy Futures Workshop and the Exploratory Workshop on the Technology/Culture Interrelationship


As part of its commitment to present and disseminate leading-edge research across the international scientific community, the iimt was represented at the 5th Smart Urban Policy Futures Workshop (SUPF V) by Yves Hertig and Dr Anton Sentic. The conference took place from July 9th to July 11th 2018 at the University of Greenwich in London, UK, with the first two days being dedicated to research presentations, discussions and keynote lectures and the third conference day consisting of site visits to the Transport of London Museum and the Borough Market. Yves and Anton presented current findings on prospects for prosumer cooperation in Crowd Energy systems, which were well-received by the audience and let to a round of further discussions, including potential future collaborations. For more information on the workshop, visit https://greenwichtransportnetwork.wordpress.com/workshop-2018/


Following this event, Anton remained in London in order to attend a second event, the 2nd Exploratory Workshop on the Technology/Culture Interrelationship, organised by the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre and the sustainability, technology and innovation research group on July 12th, also at the University of Greenwich. At this workshop, Anton presented initial findings from an ongoing analysis of the smart living lab, conceptualised as an innovation niche containing a network of actors (researchers). Participants at this workshop included academics from the University of Greenwich, Kingston University, Queen Mary, University of London and a delegation from the Universiti Sains, Malaysia and the City of Penang.

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roll-e – the shopping trolley of the future

Christina Schlegel, one of the recent participants in the ideas@iimt programme, had the vision of making shopping easier by a so-called roll-e. roll-e supports people by carrying their groceries in a new way. Christina Schlegel joined the ideas@iimt programme in March 2018 with the aim to generate extensive customer insights. After the collection of valuable data about the customer needs and pains, ideas@iimt decided to contact the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg for a future collaboration. As a result, a group of twenty engineers worked on the technical realisation of Christina Schlegel’s roll-e.

The technical specification of roll-e was made using a 3D model, in which you can see that roll-e is an electric driven shopping trolley with a special kind of storage boxes that allow an easier storage of groceries. This 3D model provides an excellent starting point for the realization of a prototype.

If you are interested in all other ideas@iimt business ideas or in developing your own idea, just visit ideasatiimt.ch or get in touch with us.

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iimt at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference

The iimt was represented at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST9) by Dr. Anton Sentic, who submitted and presented a paper titled “The story of a "Cinderella" technology: barriers to and lessons learned from the history and present state of CHP in the UK” and also co-organised and moderated two conference sessions: the traditional “Newcomer session” at the beginning of the event, and a plenary session titled “Beyond the Nest: Career paths for transition professionals”.


The 2018 edition of the IST conference took part from June 11th to June 14th at the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK. As one of the premier research conferences in the field of Transitions Studies and the official conference of the Sustainable Transitions Research Network, the conference drew a broad, international audience, with almost 90 paper, dialogue and plenary sessions and multiple other activities, including keynotes by Dr. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency and other policymakers and scholars.

Swiss US Energy Innovation Days - Interview

What does "Crowd Energy" means? During the Swiss US Energy Innovations Days (SUEID) in Fribourg, the local radio Radio Fribourg interviewed Kirstin Stadelmann about the main topic of the iimt research field. Discover everything you need to know about Crowd Energy here: https://www.iimt.ch/chair-research-en/we-research
Do you want to listen the interview again? Find the full Podcast right here: http://podcasts.radiofr.ch/4233896bf7691cee458ea9a7557f499e.mp3

Crowd-Energy Overall Final

iimt awarded with two Best Paper Certificates at the ICSGCE Conference!

From the 29th of May until the 1st of June 2018, the International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE 2018) took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, Director of the iimt, presented the paper “Cybersecurity Guideline for the Utility Business - A Swiss Approach (S. Teufel, R. Burri, B. Teufel)” and Yves Hertig, Research Assistant at the iimt, presented his paper “The ‘Energy Community Management’ Framework for Energy Service Providers (Y. Hertig, S. Teufel).

Both papers were awarded with the Best Paper Certificates of ICSGCE 2018!

The iimt congratulates the winners for their excellent achievement.

More information available on: http://www.icsgce.com/

 

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(from left to right: Yves Hertig, Prof. Dr. Jason Z. Kang, Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel)