BCERC 2010 is co-sponsored and hosted by two leading research and education institutes IMD and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Both institutions are located in Lausanne, Switzerland.



IMD is a leading global business school based in Switzerland. For over 60 years IMD has worked with leading global companies to develop and retain management talent. IMD is the “global meeting place”: the most international of business schools worldwide. IMD offers learning based on innovative and highly relevant research. Learning that can be applied to business challenges – immediately. This is IMD’s “Real World. Real Learning” approach. Watch the IMD Experience and follow IMD live on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information visit the IMD website.



EPFL is one of the two Ecoles Polytechniques fédérales in Switzerland.
Like its sister institution, ETHZ in Zurich, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. Associated with several specialized research institutes, the two EPFs form the EPF domain, which is directly dependent on the Federal Department of Home Affairs.
EPFL, in its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Geneva, brings together a campus of more than 10,000 people. By its novel structure, the school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and groundbreaking work in science, technology and architecture.

For more information visit the EPFL website.