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Follow the 4th CHIC: connected objects
The fourth China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) learning program started up in October 2017. As part of it, the teams of students from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne), EPFL, and ECAL will produce the connected objects they have designed in China. The first three CHIC camps led to projects with social, medical and sustainable components. This year, the focus is on fun and practicality, with objects enabling increased interactions between parents and children, optimized monitoring of groups of children on trips, and improved concentration at work.
How can complex problems be resolved in collaborative mode ?
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL | Although there are numerous tools for resolving complex problems in business, switching to a collaborative method for tackling them tends to end in failure. Four researchers at HEC Lausanne – Stéphanie Missonier, Yves Pigneur, Dina Elikan and Hazbi Avdiji – have been trying to address the twofold challenge of collaborative working and resolving complex problems.
Matchmore, a start-up born at HEC Lausanne
Matchmore is an innovative start-up created at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (UNIL). It offers a cloud-based service for developers of location-based mobile apps and incorporates an innovative concept known as geomatching. Launched as part of a research project instigated around ten years ago by Prof. Benoît Garbinato, it has benefited from both InnoTREK funding and support from InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. A look back at the stages in the launch of a cutting-edge start-up that combines research and technology.
New book by Prof. Tomassini
Marco Tomassini, Professor Emeritus at HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) and an expert in game theory, has just published his book “Metaheuristics: an introduction to metaheuristics for optimization”. Co-authored with Professor Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva), the book is based on the lectures given by the two researchers in their respective institutions. It is aimed at students reaching the end of their Bachelor’s degree or starting their Master’s in computer science and applied computer science, as well as people working in other disciplines, who want to understand the principles of metaheuristics for optimization.
Monito wins the Prix Strategis
The Lausanne-based start-up Monito has won the Strategis Prize 2018, which was awarded at the University of Lausanne on Monday April 30, 2018. The Prix Strategis is an entrepreneurship competition that has been awarded for the last 25 years by the students’ association HEC Espace Entreprise, which is attached to HEC Lausanne. The winners receive a check for CHF 50,000 at the ceremony. Since the award was launched, most of the winning start-ups have gone on to become leading lights in the Swiss economy.
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