Visit from Craig Newmark

  InthisTuesday 17th of February we had the luck to receive Craig Newmark in the Swissnex. He is the founder of Craiglist, the main local classified website in the USA. The website is one of the most seen in the world. It receives more than 50 billion views per month. That’s represent more than 60 […]

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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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Making a video for StudyBox

After having spent a full day in a coworking space called “we work”, Sabine and Camille had a wonderful idea. What about making a short video to present StudyBox which is a startup created by two HEIG-VD student and which allows students to share their lectures notes. As I am being part of the study […]

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Xerox and the PARC

Today morning, we took the train from San Fransisco to Palo Alto. The famous town where Steve Jobs grew. But today was not about him or Apple… well, not directly. Because Apple owes a lot to another great innovative company from the Silicon Valley. This company is Xerox and more precisly it’s Palo Alto Research […]

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