Welcome Anton Sentić

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Anton Sentić is working as a Senior Researcher at the iimt since October 2017. His focus will be on the smart living lab project, although he will also take part in teaching and thesis supervision in the future. Anton’s research interests are related to Transition Studies, Innovation Studies and Sustainable Development, particularly in the energy and waste sectors.

Born in Munich, Germany, Anton’s education and personal development led him across Europe: following primary and secondary education in Croatia, he completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Environmental System Sciences at the University of Graz in Austria. Parallel to his studies, Anton worked as a graduate student assistant and as a trainee on EU-funded projects in the waste management sector.

Following graduation, his traineeship developed into a full-time job, where he was working as Project Associate and Project Manager on multiple projects. After a few years, he decided to move on to London, where he studied for a doctoral degree (PhD Business) at the University of Greenwich, graduating in 2017 with the research topic “Development of sustainable energy technologies in changing institutional and socio-political contexts: the case of combined heat and power in the UK”.

In his free time Anton enjoys cycling, playing badminton and training martial arts. He is also an avid reader, and likes travelling, especially when he can combine either with his interest in history, particularly the history of technology. Anton is very much looking forward to his work with the iimt and the opportunity to utilize his skills and interests for the development of the smart living lab.

We look forward to working with Anton, and wish him a good start!



Denver Mini Blog - Thursday 12th of October - part 2

The afternoon was dedicated to the visit of the Solar Decathlon competition. After having received the fantastic news about the first prize in architecture as well as the first prize in the water category, the Fribourg Delegation was more than pleased to meet the Decathlets on site and to congratulate in person for these outstanding achievements.

Visiting the 11 compeeding houses was an extraordinary event with plenty of innovative ideas in a very warm and friendly environment. Tonight the decathlets and the Fribourg Delegation will share a meals and certainly celebrate... ;)


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Denver Mini Blog - Thursday 12th of October - part 1

First stop of the day: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Founded by the US Department of Energy it hosts more than 1700 employees who like to advance science and engineering for energy efficiancy, sustainable transportation and renewable power technologies. The Fribourg Delegation had the opportunity to visit the laboratories and to follow the researchers leading/innovative/inspiring activities.

After visiting the laboratories, the delegation headed to the New Terrain Brewing Co. a local brewery in the Denver Neighborhoods.


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Welcome Anja Erne

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Anja Erne is working as a Junior Research Assistant at the iimt since September 2017. She participates in various projects at the iimt but especially works for the ideas@iimt project, which supports the implementation of business ideas of innovative students.

Anja grew up in Zurich and completed her Bachelor degree in Media and Communications, with Law and Management as minor subjects at the University of Zurich in 2015. Thereafter she started as an intern in operations communications at Swiss International Airlines in Zurich. After her internship and some travelling time she took up her Master studies at the University of Fribourg in Business Administration, where she focuses on strategy, marketing and European business.

In her free time Anja enjoys horse riding, doing sports and, depending on the season, skiing or wakeboarding. She’s also passionate about getting to know various cultures during her travels through all parts of the world. Anja is looking forward to her work at the iimt and hopes to get interesting insights into future-oriented research topics.

We look forward to work with Anja and wish her a good start.