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.



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)

Customer Insight Workshop

On Wednesday, the 18th of April 2018, around 60 students from different Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences joined the Customer Insight Workshop, which was organised by the Innovation Club Fribourg. Meeting point was the Innovation Lab Fribourg.

Under the lead of Sébastien Niclasse and Sulamith Scheurer, both from INNOArchitects AG Bern, and Yves Hertig from the iimt, students had the opportunity not only to learn more about Customer Insights, but also to apply the methods and tools on two real life cases. Firstly, Junior Enterprise Fribourg (JEF), a student-led junior consulting company and secondly, Roll-e a futuristic shopping trolley. Both business ideas are currently coached by ideas@iimt at the iimt - University of Fribourg. The Workshop generated for both projects more detailed insights about current and future customer needs and potential solutions.

Several directors and managers from small and medium enterprises from Fribourg, as well as shopping trolley users were invited to this Workshop and interviewed by the students.

The Workshop was a great success and an unforgettable event for the students. After their Workshop experience, all participants received an official certificate and were rewarded with Pizza and Beer.