Solar Decathlon Competition

Switzerland will participate from the 23rd of September until the 20th of October 2017 at the international university competition Solar Decathlon in Denver (USA). In order to face this challenge, a Swiss team called « Swiss Living Challenge » was composed out of four different Swiss universities (EPFL, HEIA-FR, HEAD, UNIFR).

To win this contest, students have to create and produce a fully scaled housing unit with the sun as the sole energy source.

The NeighborHub, name chosen for the housing unit, is now under construction in the experimentation hall of the smart living lab on the blueFACTORY site in Fribourg. A first visit of the site is organised on Friday, the 10th of March.

ICT Networking Party 2017

Once again, more than 1400 stakeholders from the ICT sector, economy, and politics joined the legendary ICT Networking Party, which took place the 19th of January 2017 at the Kursaal in Berne. And once again, the atmosphere was as always great.
Next to representatives of the National and State Councils and other leaders, the Kursaal in Berne was „the place to be“ and a unique opportunity to network with the „who is who“ of the ICT sector.

S. Teufel new member of the ComCom

On its last meeting, the 9th of December, the Federal Council elected Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel as new member of the ComCom. At the same time, Dr. Stephan Netzle, attorney and existing member of the Federal Communication Commission, was elected as new president. He replaces from the 1st of January on, the previous president, Marc Furrer, who will leave the commission with the end of his mandate by the end of the year.

Videos ideas@iimt

ideas@iimt offers its fellows the opportunity to develop their own business ideas. During the concept development, one important part is the idea’s presentation. Short movies are a good and catchy possibility for this. Both, the main idea and the steps up to the implementation, can be clearly and succinctly shown.

We are therefore very pleased that two of our students had been given the opportunity to work together with Unicom to create a short movie about their business ideas.