roll-e – the shopping trolley of the future

Christina Schlegel, one of the recent participants in the ideas@iimt programme, had the vision of making shopping easier by a so-called roll-e. roll-e supports people by carrying their groceries in a new way. Christina Schlegel joined the ideas@iimt programme in March 2018 with the aim to generate extensive customer insights. After the collection of valuable data about the customer needs and pains, ideas@iimt decided to contact the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg for a future collaboration. As a result, a group of twenty engineers worked on the technical realisation of Christina Schlegel’s roll-e.

The technical specification of roll-e was made using a 3D model, in which you can see that roll-e is an electric driven shopping trolley with a special kind of storage boxes that allow an easier storage of groceries. This 3D model provides an excellent starting point for the realization of a prototype.

If you are interested in all other ideas@iimt business ideas or in developing your own idea, just visit ideasatiimt.ch or get in touch with us.

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The iimt's Annual Report 2017 is now available online

AnnualReport2017BildIn our Annual Report you can find an overview of all our activities in the elapsed year.

News and highlights from our Executive Programmes, research activities, lectures and publications, more detailed information about the ideas@iimt programme, some facts and figures and a lot more.

Enjoy reading the iimt Annual Report 2017!

Welcome Joëlle Simonet

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Joëlle Simonet has been working as a junior project assistant at iimt since March 2018. She’s from Basel and earned her bachelor’s degree in Media and Computer Science there in 2015. During her studies, Joëlle worked at GGG Basel, an association for the funding of education, culture, social affairs and health, where she gained insights into the fascinating world of non-profit organisations. In spring 2016, Joëlle started her Master in Business Communication, with a minor in information management, while working as a project leader and web developer in a young web agency until the end of February 2018.


Via the course Innovation and Technology Management, which she attended in the fall of 2017, Joëlle got to know the iimt. During her time with the iimt, Joëlle will mostly contribute to the Interactive Crowd Management project and will be responsible for programming the experiments. As part of her master thesis with the iimt, Joëlle is working on the topic of cyber security awareness.
In her free time, she enjoys inline skating or learning Icelandic (preferably in Iceland itself, of course). Joëlle is now looking forward to taking a closer look at her fascination with the interaction between people and technology.


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

joelle.simonet(at)unifr.ch

 

iimt at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference

The iimt was represented at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST9) by Dr. Anton Sentic, who submitted and presented a paper titled “The story of a "Cinderella" technology: barriers to and lessons learned from the history and present state of CHP in the UK” and also co-organised and moderated two conference sessions: the traditional “Newcomer session” at the beginning of the event, and a plenary session titled “Beyond the Nest: Career paths for transition professionals”.


The 2018 edition of the IST conference took part from June 11th to June 14th at the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK. As one of the premier research conferences in the field of Transitions Studies and the official conference of the Sustainable Transitions Research Network, the conference drew a broad, international audience, with almost 90 paper, dialogue and plenary sessions and multiple other activities, including keynotes by Dr. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency and other policymakers and scholars.

iimt awarded with two Best Paper Certificates at the ICSGCE Conference!

From the 29th of May until the 1st of June 2018, the International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE 2018) took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, Director of the iimt, presented the paper “Cybersecurity Guideline for the Utility Business - A Swiss Approach (S. Teufel, R. Burri, B. Teufel)” and Yves Hertig, Research Assistant at the iimt, presented his paper “The ‘Energy Community Management’ Framework for Energy Service Providers (Y. Hertig, S. Teufel).

Both papers were awarded with the Best Paper Certificates of ICSGCE 2018!

The iimt congratulates the winners for their excellent achievement.

More information available on: http://www.icsgce.com/

 

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(from left to right: Yves Hertig, Prof. Dr. Jason Z. Kang, Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel)