The Change Box - ideas@iimt

The time has come! If you have something in mind you would like to change then take your opportunity to bring change by filling out one of the forms you will find next to the Change Box or visit for online participation.

Since monday a pilot project is running, giving students and employees the opportunity to express their ideas through a simple way called Change Box.
You can find the Change Box in Pérolles 21, as well as in Pérolles 10!


Dr. Wolfgang Straub - Keynote speaker

In the spring semester 2018, the iimt Chair of Management in ICT conducts its practical lecture “Strategic Project Management”. Students on Master-Level get all necessary theoretical as well as practical skills for leading projects successfully. Dr. Wolfgang Straub, partner at Augsburger Deutsch & Partner since 2015, shared his Know-How and practical experiences in the field of IT-contracts with our students. We would like to thank Dr. Wolfgang Straub for his valuable insights.

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Mark Brandl back again

Mark Brandl, Innovation Manager at SBB, held again a keynote speech at the iimt. In his last year’s speech, he presented in a lively way the daily challenges SBB is facing. This year he shared his insights about Niche- and Innovation Management with students of the University of Fribourg in the course “Digital (R)evolution”. Innovative projects and ideas from a technological as well as from a customer perspective are lying ahead and SBB is certainly taking over a leading role in the mobility sector.

We would like to thank Mark Brandl for his valuable contribution and are looking forward to welcoming him next year.



iimt at the 3rd NEST conference

The 3rd Network of Early career researchers in Sustainable Transitions (NEST) conference took place on March 15th and 16th at the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands; with the iimt being represented by Dr. Anton Sentic, who was also one of the founding members of the NEST and is still active as part of the network’s steering committee.

The conference brought together 70 early career researchers from across Europe as well as a few intercontinental participants, and consisted of peer-reviewed presentations by the participants as well as skills-oriented workshops and two keynote speeches by leading academics from the Transitions Studies field.

Anton participated in the conference with a presentation titled “Challenges for combined heat and power in highly developed urban settings: A transitions-based review of the factors influencing urban CHP development in London” which combined findings from his doctoral research project with a focus on innovation niches reflected and continued in his current work at the iimt. Further, as part of the network steering committee he participated in committee meetings, including the selection process for the next conference location and organizing team.


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iimt at ICIIC 2018 Conference

Beginning of March, the International Conference on Integrated Intelligent Computing (ICIIC) took place in Singapore at the Nanyang Executive Centre of the Nanyang Technological University. The conference was organised in cooperation with the International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (ICoIAS’2018) and IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Singapore Chapter and IES Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technical Committee (EECETC) as technical sponsors. The primary goal of the conference was to promote the exchange of innovative scientific information between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners.

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel led a session chair and presented her paper "Authentification Dilemma" (authors: A. Wiercioch, S. Teufel, B. Teufel). Furthermore, Dr. Bernd Teufel participated in the International Technical Committee.

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Some impressions of the conference including Session Chair III