Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute


The Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute has been created to foster research and to offer strong programs in the fields of management of technology, entrepreneurship and public policy.

The institutes participates in several teaching programs:

Fields of Competences

  • Optimization
  • Business analytics
  • Entrepreneurial strategies
  • Management of innovation
  • Technology commercialization
  • Operations & Supply chain management
  • Innovation policy
  • Intellectual property rights policy and regulation
  • Science and technology policy
  • Transportation and mobility policy and regulation
  • Energy policy and regulation
  • Telecommunications policy and regulation
  • Information society and digitalization policies and regulation
  • Urbanization policy
  • Environmental policy and regulation
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New article in the EJOR on customer loyalty

— Prof. Seifert and Dr. Timonina-Farkas have an article in press entitled "Product assortment and space allocation strategies to attract loyal and non-loyal customers" to be published in the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR).


RAO affiliated with new NCCR on "Dependable Ubiquitous Automation"

— The Swiss government has launched six new National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) as part of SNSF research funding. The Risk Analytics and Optimization Chair (RAO) contributes to the NCCR on "Dependable Ubiquitous Automation" as member of the consortium.

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All EPFL buildings will be closed until further notice

— Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March, all EPFL buildings will be closed until further notice. Students are prohibited from coming to campus. Remote work is mandatory for all EPFL collaborators. This measure is fully justified by the very fast spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland – the number of cases is doubling every two days.

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Swiss airline ticket tax: what impact on the environment?

— The Enterprise for SocietyCenter (E4S) published its first Policy Brief on the introduction of an airline ticket tax in Switzerland. The results of the study show it could cut Switzerland's total global warming impact by up to 2%


Ghost workers – the hidden force that trains AI systems

— Siddharth Suri (Microsoft Research) came to present his latest research on Ghost Work – The labor that powers AI. His seminar is part of the Computational Social Science and Economics launched jointly between the College of Management of Technology and the School of Computer & Communication Sciences.

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Are there bias against foreign firms in patent examination decisions?

— Further to the International Geneva (IG) Award by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) received by Prof. Gaétan de Rassenfosse back in December 2019, his paper “Are Foreigners Treated Equally under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement?” was recently published in the Journal of Law & Economics.

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New Results on Sharing Economy Presented at 53rd HICSS Conference

— Prof. Weber presented his latest paper on “Nonlinear Pricing of Shareable Products” in the SITES mini-track at the 53rd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) on January 8, 2020. In this research, he develops a robust way to segment (or “screen”) a heterogeneous consumer base by jointly using the instruments of retail price and sharing tariff.


The Grand Transition – what will come after capitalism?

— The IML at EPFL invited a special guest, Guido Palazzo, Professor of business ethics of HEC University of Lausanne, to give an inspiring lecture on “Managing the grand transition”, addressed principally to Operations and Supply Chain Managers of the IML Executive Master class.

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New publication on the role of community-based enterprises

— Dr. Christina Hertel has published a new article in the Academy of Management Discoveries entitled "It Takes a Village to Sustain a Village: A Social Identity Perspective on Successful Community-Based Enterprise Creation"

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New Hands-On Graduate Course Links Engineering and Management

— First successful edition of a joint Masters course between STI and CDM to expose students to entrepreneurial challenges by designing a product to be marketed.

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