School close to San Francisco

Two of the most famous schools from United States are located near to San Francisco and we had the opportunity to visit them, the Universities of Stanford and Berkeley. They are places where students combine ideas, technology and innovation to make new prototype on things that we already have and that can be improved.   […]

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Switzerland and Innovation

For our first activity in San Francisco, we went to the Swissnex office at the Jackson Square. With a hot Starbucks in the hand, we walked through the Financial District. It allows us to discover the life into this amazing city with its buildings, coffees and famous Cable Car Lines. We arrived at 9 a.m. […]

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Visiting CA Technologies

CA Technologies is not very known by the public. You might think that it’s only one of many companies in the Silicon Valley that succeeded in software technologies. It is, however, one of the largest independent software corporations in the world ! They  have more than 12’000 employees worldwide. Their clients are mainly american companies, […]

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The “Swiss Idea” challenge

As the concluding post of this blog (at least for this academic year), I would like to tell the story about how my students have dealt with the challenge I gave them. The IIM San Francisco study trip was not only an opportunity to visit companies and universities in the Bay Area, but also an […]

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“Ideas are great, but if they are not captured and used they are worthless”

Sabine – a business student – and Auriana – an engineer – talk about their visit to CA technologies, around three topics : their respective first impressions, what they learnt and what surprised them coming from each other. First impressions   Auriana : “We arrived in the « early » morning, not yet really awake, at CA […]

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Stanford University and the d.school

We arrived early in the afternoon at Stanford University, a little after President Obama gave a speech to call for more cooperation between the government and the private sector to tackle cyber threats. We weren’t able to attend this conference but seeing all the choppers flying over the university convinced us of his presence nearby. […]

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More than sport

Listen to the screaming crowd – like a single man, a roaring ocean. Huge, inspired. Sport here is part of University, part of innovation. Being better, stronger – that’s doubtlessly a mindset, maybe more : a way of life. The women basketball game we saw last night was a demonstration of power, of management, of […]

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A step into the world of engineering

On Thursday 12th February, after having eaten a typical American student’s meal – a delicious but fat bacon cheeseburger – at the University of California Berkley (UC Berkley), we went at the EECS Open House tour at the engineering department.   First we visited the electronic place, where we met five PhD students. They presented to […]

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