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Matchmore, a start-up born at HEC Lausanne Published at 17.05.18
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 Published at 15.05.18
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.
Nurseries and crèches: what impact do they have on the development of children under three? Published at 14.05.18
Nurseries and crèches: what impact do they have on the development of children under...
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL | An ever-increasing number of mothers with young children are returning to work. Governments are investigating the advantages and disadvantages of nurseries compared with home-based care, in the light of future investments in child-care facilities. A response from Prof. Rafael Lalive, HEC Lausanne (UNIL), and his co-author, in a study published on the HECimpact website.
A successful 2018 Business Game Published at 07.05.18
A successful 2018 Business Game
The fifth edition of the Business Game created by Junior Entreprise HEC Lausanne, a students’ association attached to HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, was a resounding success. The event took place on campus on Friday April 20, 2018 and brought together some 160 participants, who said they particularly enjoyed the interesting case study they were asked to analyze. Similarly, the partner businesses really appreciated the different teams’ high level of motivation and the excellent quality of the event’s organization by the association.
The HEC Lausanne Sailing Team excels off the coast of Brittany! Published at 03.05.18
The HEC Lausanne Sailing Team excels off the coast of Brittany!
The HEC Lausanne Sailing team (from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne) won second place in the student Grand Surprise category in the EDHEC Sailing Cup (CCE) competition last Monday. A superb result, given the very high level of the competition! We congratulate the whole crew, which represented the faculty off the coast of Brittany, in Brest (France).
HEC Lausanne team wins the world final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge Published at 01.05.18
HEC Lausanne team wins the world final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge
A great first for HEC Lausanne and Switzerland! The team of students from the Master’s in Finance at HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) won the world final of the highly prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge last Friday (23 April) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This excellent news hit the headlines of the Swiss French (Le Temps) and German (Finanz und Wirtschaft) economic press, while the participants concerned and their professor, Norman Schurhöff, came in for much praise. The Dean’s Office extended its warmest congratulations to them!
Monito wins the Prix Strategis Published at 01.05.18
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.
Continuing education: HEC Lausanne and EPFL launch a new CAS in Data Science & Management Published at 30.04.18
Continuing education: HEC Lausanne and EPFL launch a new CAS in Data Science &...
Set up jointly by HEC Lausanne (UNIL) and EPFL, this combined data science and management program offers a promising opportunity for all executives who are looking to ride the wave of digitization! The course will cover the knowledge and tools needed as part of a corporate strategy in order to capitalize on digital data. Managers and engineers are both welcome.
Predicting demographic trends more accurately Published at 26.04.18
Predicting demographic trends more accurately
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL | Understanding demographic trends is essential for political decision-makers and numerous organizations, such as pension funds. While previous studies have been able to show the impact of causes of death on life expectancy, the research carried out by Professor Séverine Arnold and her co-authors take the analysis a step further.

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