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Eco-mouse wins student prize of innovation and entrepreneurship

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In the fifth anniversary edition of the graduate course “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering,” students across many disciplines at EPFL tackled prototyping challenges related to the development of energy-efficient devices. Led by Prof. Véronique Michaud and Prof. Thomas Weber, and supported by a diverse group of additional faculty, nine student teams engaged in various industrial challenges, in collaboration with this year’s industry sponsors Boschung Mecatronic, Datwyler, Logitech, Schindler, and ZF Group. In addition to finding an innovative technological solution with a viable business model, the challenge included a quest for energy efficiency. This year’s winning team provided a bio-based alternative to conventional plastic used in the manufacturing of Logitech computer mice.

The establishment of the Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute demonstrates a commitment to advancing knowledge and understanding in the areas of technology management, entrepreneurship, and public policy. Institutes like these play a crucial role in promoting research, fostering innovation, and developing programs that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in these fields.

By combining these three domains, the Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute aims to create a comprehensive understanding of how technology, entrepreneurship, and public policy intersect and influence each other. This interdisciplinary approach is crucial for addressing the challenges and opportunities in today’s rapidly evolving business and societal landscape.

MTEI teaching programs
Fields of Competences
  • Optimization
  • Business analytics
  • Economic Analysis
  • Technology & IP Policy 
  • Entrepreneurial strategies
  • Management of innovation
  • Technology commercialization
  • Operations & supply chain management



Optimal Depth of Discharge for Electric Batteries with Robust Capacity-Shrinkage Estimator

T. Weber 

2024-02-19. 2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE), Doha, Qatar, January 8-10, 2024. DOI : 10.1109/SGRE59715.2024.10428801.

Equity ownership and identification with the founding team

E. Weissenböck; N. Breugst; H. Patzelt; R. Dibbern 

Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale. 2024-01-16. DOI : 10.1111/apps.12515.

A Planner-Trader Decomposition for Multi-Market Hydro Scheduling

K. Schindler; N. Rujeerapaiboon; D. Kuhn; W. Wiesemann 

Operations Research. 2024. Vol. 72, num. 1, p. 185-202. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2023.2456.

A Pareto Dominance Principle for Data-Driven Optimization

T. Sutter; B. Van Parys; D. Kuhn 

Operations Research. 2024. DOI : 10.1287/opre.2021.0609.

Regret Minimization and Separation in Multi-Bidder Multi-Item Auctions

C. Kocyigit; D. Kuhn; N. Rujeerapaiboon 

INFORMS Journal on Computing. 2024. 


Director of the Institute:
Prof. Daniel Kuhn
Odyssea, Station 5, 1015 Lausanne

Amandine Weissbrodt
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