A journey dedicated to the Social Dilemma Research in the South of Italy

Yves Hertig, research assistant at the Chair of Management in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), works on energy-related contribution behaviour within crowd. His research concentrates in particular on the social dilemma characteristics of energy-related behaviour and its coordination within a crowd-structure. Therefore, he participated at the well-staffed 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Sicily and met with leading researchers within the field of theoretical and applied social dilemma research.
The conference took place on June 20-23, 2017 in Taormina and included three full days of talks, posters, and keynotes (Bettina Rockenbach, Carsten De Dreu, and Simon Gaechter).

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17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas
Behavioural researchers often study cooperation in situations when it is difficult to achieve, such as in social dilemmas. Social dilemmas occur when each person has a tempting option to not cooperate and benefit from the cooperation of others. However, if everyone decided not to cooperate, then everyone receives a worse outcome compared to if everyone decided to cooperate. Social dilemmas can occur in almost any domain in our social lives, such as in close relationships, coworkers in an organization, members of a society, interactions between groups, and in future Smart Grids.
Yves Hertig consolidated his knowledge and came back with new insights, new contacts and a backpack full of new research ideas.

Leaders Launch 2017 - Save the Date

The iimt Leaders Launch combines the Graduation Ceremony of our institute with shared insights & experience on "Power of Crowds". This year's Leaders Launch will take place on Thursday, the 30th of November 2017 at the NH Hotel, in Fribourg. Save the date and become part of a unique happening full of interesting discussions and amazing people in a great atmosphere.

Preview of the Programm  30. November 2017



An unforgettable event

The main players of this event are our graduates, who, after rich and instructive studies, will receive their official University Degree on this day.

Successful managing and contributing to crowds need a new skill-set. Our students are prepared to become these future leaders. During our ceremony, experts will share their insights and experience on “Power of Crowds”.

15.30 Welcome Coffee

16.00 Official Greetings & Award Ceremony
Shared insights & experiences on "Power of Crowds"

18.00 Buffet & Networking




This year's Leaders Launch will take place in the "NH Hotel"
Grand-Places 14, 1700 Fribourg 

Welcome Antoni Wiercioch


Antoni Wiercioch is working as a trainee at the iimt since June 2017. He grew up in Bern and finished his Bachelor in Business Administration at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in 2013. Afterwards, Antoni decided to enlarge his knowledge upon business administration at the University of Fribourg in the scope of a master’s degree. His fields of interest are strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship.

He already had the chance to convert his theoretical knowledge into business practice. He worked in the business development department at SBB as well as at Mobiliar Insurance.
Antoni made first contact with the iimt by attending the course “Innovation and Technology Management”. The course helped him to realize his business idea and facilitated his enthusiasm for innovations.

In his leisure time, he likes to go fishing or to do different sports. His big passion in traveling, where he gains insights in new cultures and cuisine.
He is looking forward to deal with future-oriented research topics, especially in the area of cyber security.

We look forward to work with Antoni and wish him a good start.



A self-sufficient home with solar panels on the facades only

EPFL, the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, the Geneva School of Art and Design and the University of Fribourg are taking part together in the 2017 international Solar Decathlon competition. Students have designed a house called NeighborHub that gets all its energy from solar panels installed only on the building’s facades. The NeighborHub will open its doors to the public next Saturday.