Introduction to Machine Learning : Applications, Perils, Promises
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Machine Learning : Applications, Perils, Promises

The fourth industry revolution implies the digitalization of many aspects of life, making available huge data sets that are too large and too complex to be dealt by human intelligence. Machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, is the science of getting computers to learn and act like humans do by feeding them with big data. The machines learn in an autonomous way and improve themselves over time. Machine learning is successfully applied in everyday life, from Amazon to Netflix passing by Spotify, Google and many more. In this event, real-life cases will be used to introduce you to Machine Learning.

 

This event is open to everyone. No prior knowledge of statistics, computer science or Machine Learning is necessary. 

 

A networking aperitif will follow this event.

 

Our speakers:

 

Prof. Dr. Martin Huber

Martin is Professor at the University of Fribourg and holder of the Chair of Applied Econometrics. He will briefly introduce Machine Learning in a non-technical way, discuss perils and promises of Machine Learning and demonstrate an application in which he used Machine Learning to solve a relevant real-world problem, namely the detection of cartels in Switzerland.

 

Michele Alberti, Ph.D. Candidate 

Michele is a researcher at the University of Fribourg and member of the Document Image Voice Analysis Group. He will briefly introduce Deep Learning, a subset of Machine Learning. Primarily, he will present how Deep Learning is able to solve practical real-world issues, such as the analysis of voice and images. 

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Le Wagon Workshop - Code your First Web Page - Fribourg
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Le Wagon Workshop - Code your First Web Page - Fribourg

Description

This is a FREE coding workshop on HTML & CSS for absolute beginners

Together we will explore the world of web development, teach you to code and design your own web page using HTML and CSS. You do NOT need any prior coding experience to be able to attend (and enjoy!) this workshop.

In this workshop you will be:

  • Guided carefully through HTML / CSS basics

  • Shown lots of graphical tips and tools

  • Introduced to Bootstrap and its grid system


How to prepare and what to bring:

It will be led in ENGLISH by Thibault Jaime - Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp in Lausanne.


See you soon!

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Design Thinking Bootcamp
Mar
4
to Mar 5

Design Thinking Bootcamp

Empathy and experimentation. Inspiration and ideation. This Design Thinking Bootcamp is a dynamic mix of short instructional lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on teamwork.

In this program, which has an 8-to-1 student-teacher ratio, you’ll learn many elements of user-centered prototype-driven design thinking processes, all of which will be taught by trained coaches and university experts. You’ll put those new tools into practice right away with a real-world innovation challenge from an outside company. You and your team will take to the field with interviews and observations of customers to better understand what motivates them.

Your ability to implement the design thinking principles and practices that you’ve learned is our top priority. That’s why we’ll help you create action plans for real work projects and provide post-program coaching: In this way, you’ll be able to successfully execute innovation in your own organization.

Gregory Grin

After completing a General Management Program at Harvard Business School, Gregory Grin became a well-known name in Innovation. From co-founding his own business to launching TEDx Fribourg, he has acquired extensive experience in developing and launching new companies. He is now the Managing Director of FriUp, the official support organization for business creation in Fribourg.

Anne-Claude Cosandey

Founder of Ateliers C, specialized in project management and collaborative processes, Anne-Claude Cosandey is the former director of EPFL Fribourg and the Smart Living Lab (linking EPFL, HEIA-FR and the University of Fribourg) for research on future living environments.

Free for Innovation Club members (become a member: https://www.innovation-club.ch)
CHF 30.- for Students
CHF 70.- for Professionals

This program will take place in two parts on the following dates : 04.03.19 and 05.03.19 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm . It’s only after having attended the two days of bootcamp that you will receive a certificate of course completion.

Mandatory signup. Please contact Charlotte.raemy@innovation-club.ch to get your ticket

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Concept Space Innovation Challenge
Feb
28
11:00 PM23:00

Concept Space Innovation Challenge

Do you have an original idea?

Develop your innovative project and win prices for a total value of 50'000CHF

- Financing

- Co-working space

- Coaching and adviceThe Innovation Challenge is a competition reserved for students from HES and the University of Fribourg.

What are the themes?

You can submit a project in one of the following areas:

  • Financial Innovation

  • Social Innovation

  • Foodtech Innovation

  • Smart Living Innovation

Prize
The total value of the prizes and services for the best projects amounts to CHF 50,000 (financing, support, advice, coaching etc.). As winner (s), you will receive one-year coaching during which you will be assisted by HEG-FR and UBS experts. You will also receive funding of up to CHF 10,000 to implement the first steps of their project.

How to participate?

You can register alone or in a group. Or look for partners to support you in this competition. Registration is until the end of February.

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Product Innovation at Technogym - The Science behind
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Product Innovation at Technogym - The Science behind

  • Innovation Lab / Concept Space UBS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Technogym is the leading companion fitness and wellness, and it’s known worldwide as “The Wellness Company”. It’s a company that has evolved the hedonistic concept of “fitness” into a real lifestyle: Wellness.

Living wellness means regular physical activity, proper nutrition and positive mental approach. With the Ergonomist of the Scientific Research Dept, we will discover together how research and innovation in Human Factors and Ergonomics are able to build an Italian excellence.

Giuseppe Fedele

As a biomechanics and ergonomics designer, Giuseppe Fedele has been working for many years at Technogym in its Scientific Research Dept.

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Andreas Erbe - Creating Space for Innovation
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Andreas Erbe - Creating Space for Innovation

Andreas Erbe is the founder and managing director of Launchlabs Switzerland and has accompanied/overseen a large number of change projects and created a variety of innovative premises. This event will be an exploration of an alternative way of creating human-centered work environments through choosing Design Thinking as an agile and collaborative approach. Andreas will also pose a challenge to more conventional workspace consulting processes touching on the inevitable personal and organizational changes that come with the strategic design of innovative work environments. The audience will also be invited to comment and challenge the topic, ask specific or general questions. This exchange will be followed by an apero!

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Entrepreneurship Business Development & Product Innovation Cycle
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Entrepreneurship Business Development & Product Innovation Cycle

In today’s economy, an increasing number of startups are flourishing and nowadays, according to a GEM report, around 100 million new companies are launched each year. Business Development for products and services, as well as Patented/Non-patented Product-to-Market lifecycle are two key factors crucial to a successful startup.

Do you want to learn from highly experienced international senior professionals ? Do you want to learn more about successful methods to run a project ? Join the presentation followed by the discussion between Cheryl Edison, a successful serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, and a C-level advisor to Global 500 companies on innovation creation, and Eliav Haskal, responsible for knowledge transfer and Innovation at the National Competence Center in Bio-inspired Materials at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg.

 

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From Online Business to Sucess Story
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

From Online Business to Sucess Story

  • Innovation Lab (Concept Space UBS) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Retail services as we know them are on the verge of dying. In recent years, new digital technologies such as online mega-stores, ultrafast drone deliveries or microscopic 3D printing have overhauled this industry’s landscape. More and more buyers are demanding a seamless omnichannel experience and a flawless service. The real question now is to know how businesses are adapting to these new demands and how startups in retail are flourishing.

What is E-nnovation? How can it make tomorrow a better place? What will happen to companies that won’t adapt? We invited Kim Cheng from Cisco to answer these questions in a round table discussion, Monday, 12th November 2018 at the Innovation Lab in Fribourg. Join us for this rich exchange about these incredible new technologies that are changing the way we interact with each other. 

Our speaker : Kim Cheng - She studied in Stanford University and is currently working for Cisco.

Where : Innovation Lab Fribourg

When : 12th November 2018 at 07:00 P.M

Get your tickets here : https://goo.gl/ikhVPx

#innovation #ennovation #internet #technology #retail #InnovationClub

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Social Entrepreneurship meets Blockchain meets Circular Economy
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Social Entrepreneurship meets Blockchain meets Circular Economy

What is Social Entrepreneurship and how could it change the world ?

Social Entrepreneurship and sustainability are an integral part of generating wealth and well-being in the 21st century. Innovative business models that create social, economic and environmental values are merging all around the world right now. Are you a changemaker? Join us for a rich panel discussion to exchange ideas on actors of social entrepreneurship, their motivations and debate the latest trends in this sector with a special focus on two of the most disruptive innovations of our time: circular economy, which is redefining products and services to reduce waste and minimize negative ecological impacts, and blockchain, a decentralized public ledger.

Speaker Names :
• Mrs. Azadeh Tajdar - Researcher on collective social entrepreneurship at Université de Fribourg - Universität Freiburg

• Mrs. Erica Mazerolle-Castillo - Leader for the research lab
Beyond Waste at Impact Hub Lausanne

• Mr. Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel - Strategy & Business
Development Manager at Impact Hub Geneva

Where : Innovation Lab Fribourg

Get your tickets now on Eventbrite : https://goo.gl/c8sk8r

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Jul
12
to Sep 15

Summer break!

After doubling our membership over the past semester, we take a short summer break now. To get an impression of our most recent events, just check out our galleries. Will be back soon – stay tuned! And, here’s a list of our initiatives and events-in-the-making:

  • InnoCup
  • Pitch n’Bar + Innovation Party
  • Social Entrepreneurship Event
  • Design thinking Workshop
  • Speakers Panel
  • Hackathon in Legal Tech
  • Innovation trips
  • Crypto currencies / Bitcoin for dummies

We look forward to see you soon at the IC!

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction à L'Arduino

Ce workshop a pour but de donner les bases nécessaires à l'utilisation du circuit Arduino pour créer des prototypes interactifs. Le workshop sera constitué de 30 minutes de théorie et ensuite que des exercices pratiques que les participants pourraient choisir parmi plusieurs possibilités.

Registration par EMail:

gaetan@fablab-fribourg.ch

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Customer Insights Workshop

The success of your innovation depends mainly on the customers. But, who are they? And what do they really need/want? This Innovation Club Workshop provides you different tools to better understand customer needs in order to deliver real customer-value:

The better you know their needs, the greater your success!

Sébastien Niclasse, UX Designer and Coach @INNOArchitects, will hand over each participant a Customer Insights certification.

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Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

The Big Data Revolution (with Philippe Cudré-Mauroux)

Big Data is revolutionizing how organizations utilize information to shape business and policy decisions. Join eXascale Infolab for an introduction to Big Data and an overview of its current research projects.

Discover the treasures of your campus, join us on the 15th March in the Lab of Philippe Cudré-Mauroux!

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening of Storytelling (Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship)

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L'Innovation Club célèbre la journée internationale des femmes avec 2 invitées d’honneur, deux powerhouse women qui partageront avec nous leur vision et les moments décisifs qui ont marqué leur carrière.
 

- Juliana Pantet, jeune Yverdonnoise avec une solide expérience acquise aux Etats Unis et dans la Silicon Valley. Elle est aujourd'hui directrice de l'Y-Parc d'Yverdon-les-Bains, un des des plus grands parcs technologiques de Suisse.

- Nadine Reichental, un des piliers de l'entrepreneuriat en Suisse Romande. Chargée de cours à l'Unil, elle est aussi l'initiatrice du programme d’entrepreneuriat pour adolescents "Graines d’Entrepreneurs" ainsi que présidente du "Club de Femmes Entrepreneures".

Make your day different. Get inspired.

 

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Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Gerhard Andrey: Liip, le succès d'une forme d'organisation non-conventionnelle

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Gerhard Andrey est partenaire et cofondateur de l’agence Liip. Entre les bureaux de Fribourg, Bern, Lausanne, St-Gall et Zurich, près de 150 Liipers conçoivent et développent des solutions web et mobile sur mesure pour des entreprises privées comme des institutions publiques. Les équipes sont autogérées et travaillent selon les méthodologies Agile pour des entreprises variées, comme la Banque Raiffeisen, la Migros et l’Administration fédérale via le projet Open Government Data. 

La forme organisationnelle non-conventionnelle de Liip, lui a permis de se développer de manière exponentielle durant les dernières années. L'organisation décentralisée, autogérée et l'absence d'un système de gestion pyramidal classique sont essentielles à son succès.

Gerhard Andrey expliquera comment Liip s’est peu à peu éloignée des modèles de gestion traditionnels, quels sont les pièges cachés comme les opportunités de succès.

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Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Patrick Aebischer: A lifetime of innovation

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You might know Patrick Aebischer as the former Président of EPFL that transformed the Institution to become one of the top 40 Universities in the world. Or you might know him as a visionary involved in projects like Alinghi (winning the Americas Cup), Solar Impulse (circle the world in a solar plane) or Swiss Living Challenge (winning the US competition for solar-powered houses). But did you know that he is an active and renowned researcher in neuroscience, created multiple start-ups and studied in Fribourg? Don’t miss our get-together with this inspiring personality! 

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Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Xavier Bays & Brice Repond: Une brève présentation de la data analysis

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La présentation de Brice et Xavier commencera par démystifier la data analysis en tentant d'en donner une définition et en présentant des exemples concrets. Elle poursuivra en exposant le cas spécifique de la Data Mining Cup 2017 et en expliquant les éléments qui ont permis de marquer une différence parmi les concurrents. Finalement, ils présenteront brièvement leurs perspectives d'avenir dans le cadre de leur jeune Start-Up.

Xavier Bays et Brice Repond sont deux ingénieurs mathématiciens originaires du canton de Fribourg. Après l'obtention de leur baccalauréat en option Physique et Applications des Maths au Collège du Sud à Bulle, ils s'inscrirent à l'EPFL dans la section Mathématiques. Soucieux de trouver une application directe à leur sujet d'étude, Xavier et Brice se dirigent vers les mathématiques appliquées et plus spécialement les statistiques, branche dans laquelle ils obtiendront un master en ingénierie en 2017.  Ensemble et accompagnés de quatre autres statisticiens, ils ont remporté l'édition 2017 de la Data Mining Cup, un concours d'analyse de données universitaire mondial.  Ils sont membres fondateurs de l'entreprise Statistical Design and Innovation (swiss-sdi.ch) qui propose des services de pointe dans l'analyse de données.

 
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