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.

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)

Customer Insight Workshop

On Wednesday, the 18th of April 2018, around 60 students from different Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences joined the Customer Insight Workshop, which was organised by the Innovation Club Fribourg. Meeting point was the Innovation Lab Fribourg.

Under the lead of Sébastien Niclasse and Sulamith Scheurer, both from INNOArchitects AG Bern, and Yves Hertig from the iimt, students had the opportunity not only to learn more about Customer Insights, but also to apply the methods and tools on two real life cases. Firstly, Junior Enterprise Fribourg (JEF), a student-led junior consulting company and secondly, Roll-e a futuristic shopping trolley. Both business ideas are currently coached by ideas@iimt at the iimt - University of Fribourg. The Workshop generated for both projects more detailed insights about current and future customer needs and potential solutions.

Several directors and managers from small and medium enterprises from Fribourg, as well as shopping trolley users were invited to this Workshop and interviewed by the students.

The Workshop was a great success and an unforgettable event for the students. After their Workshop experience, all participants received an official certificate and were rewarded with Pizza and Beer.

 

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