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.



S. Teufel member of the scientific board of SBA Research

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, Director of the iimt and Professor at the University of Fribourg, has been elected as a member of the scientific board of SBA Research. 

SBA Research is the largest research center in Austria with renowned national and international partners with a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions.