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What is it?
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Host City
ciKi 2017 will take place in Foz do Iguaçu – Brazil!

 

The city of Foz do Iguaçu is located on the border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay. With a population of more than 260 thousand inhabitants, it has an expressive cultural diversity, with more than 81 ethnic groups living harmoniously. The city also receives, daily, thousands of visitors from all over the world. It is the second most visited Brazilian destination by foreign tourists, known internationally for the exuberant beauty of the Iguassu Falls, the great construction of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant and the shopping opportunities in Ciudad del Este – Paraguay.

 

 

 

Headquarters

The Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) is installed in the old accommodations of the workers who built Itaipu Binacional Hydroelectric Power Plant. With an innovative operation model, the spaces gave place to education and research institutions, classrooms, laboratories, company incubators, government entities, private companies and the society for the scientific and technological development, innovation, skill training, technical qualification and strengthening of productive activities in the territory. Every day, around 7 thousand people from more than 40 nationalities circulate around the PTI. PTI occupies an area of 75,54 hectares, being 49,822 m2 of building area. Its projects involve the areas of education and extension, research and development, innovation and business. The Park is also the stage of national and international events which discuss and promote the scientific and technological development, in addition to the cultural integration of Latin America.

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Where to stay

Foz do Iguaçu counts on a wide hotel network. The lodging and transportation to the venue of the event is the responsibility of the participant.

Click here and know some of the city hotels

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What is it?

The International Conference of Knowledge and Innovation – ciKi  is a event that aims to promote the conceptual and methodological development as well as the practices on knowledge and innovation management, along with intellectual capital.

This initiative, originated by the Postgraduate Program in Engineering and Knowledge Management at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, the Science and Technological  Park  – TECNOPUC of the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS and the College of the Américas – COLAM, program of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education – IOHE, in partnership with numerous institutions of higher education and organizations of the Americas. It count on a techno – scientific environment  in which researchers, decision-makers, managers and professionals can collaborate, discuss, develop or share theories, methodologies, tools and experiences in these fields. Along its history, the ciKi has been consolidating as a space for the exchange of relevant ideas, experiences and trends to knowledge management and innovation management in the public, private and academic sectors.

This year, Foz do Iguaçu is the scenario of the VII EditionKnowledge and innovation: energy for the development”. This year’s edition has the support of Itaipu Binacional and the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI), which will host the event. In PTI different entities cohabit – academic, governmental, business – characterizing the place as an environment of connections and shared use, fostering exchanges of experiences and integration between people and institutions. PTI is also the stage of national and international events that discuss and promote scientific and technological development, as well as the cultural integration of Latin America. PTI’s team assists in the planning and organization of events, in addition to providing a complete and adequate infrastructure. In order to meet its inhabitants and visitors needs, it also has a wide service area, with banks, ATMs, post offices, ambulatories, restaurants, coffee shops and internal transportation.

Contributions of the ciKi

A meeting which brings together the following features

  • Addresses the problem of the lag in the development of the innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Proposes strategies to accelerate innovation in the region.
  • Oriented to the problem resolution in the management of the innovation.
  • Provides ideas for the development of strategies for the management of the innovation.
  • Provides an international forum on trends in innovation.
  • Presents international experiences with recognized experts of each sector.
  • Provides an opportunity for thematic networking and intersectoral.
  • Coordinated by the main university association in the continent in partnership with numerous institutions of higher education and agencies of the Americas.

With a diverse and complementary program that includes Plenary Sessions,  Round Tables, Thematic Networking Sessions and Concurrent Sessions (presentation of selected jobs), the Conference offers an attractive program to managers and  decision-makers working in the area of innovation and knowledge management, and responsible for the design or implementation of strategic actions either in academic, private, public sectors and civil society.

icon_bombilloPublic Sector:

  • Research and innovation managers of government agencies in Science, Technology and Innovation – STI (national or provincial level).
  • Managers of innovation agencies
  • Project managers in STI.

 

 

icon_birreteAcademic Sector:

  • Managers of Science and Technology Parks (STP).
  • Managers of innovation and entrepreneurship centers in universities
  • University Presidents and Vice Presidents of Research and Innovation
  • Directors  of Research Centers

 

 

icon_corbataPrivate Sector:

  • Managers RDI areas
  • Directors of Corporate Social Responsibility Divisions
  • Directors of Centers of Innovation
  • Directors of Strategic Management

 

 

icon_socialThird Sector:

  • Managers of Social Business
  • Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations approaching themes related to innovation

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Important Dates
April 04th 2017
Call for papers opening
July 16th 2017
Disclosure of accepted articles

Registration closing
June 04th 2017
Deadline for article submission

Registrations
September 11th – 12th
Conference
Previous Editions

Since 2011, there have been five editions of the ciKi:

ciKi 2016

“Accelerating Innovation as a Decisive Factor for Social Development”

University St Thomas – Bogotá, Colômbia

The economic and social development of countries does not depend on their abundant natural resources, but on their ability to generate knowledge and convert this knowledge into innovation. Only countries that can effectively promote strategies and take part in the knowledge society will ensure the development of their communities. Bogotá was the host of the VI edition of the Congress, whose theme was “Accelerating innovation: a decisive factor for social development“. It gathered a set of strategic issues destined to effectively promote innovation processes in the region and to compensate for the lack of development indicators.

ciKi 2015

“Knowledge and Innovation for Industrial Competitiveness”

Universidad e Sociedade Educational of Santa Catarina – UNISOCIESC, Joinville, Brazil

In 2015, the city of Joinville (Brazil) hosted the V ciki presented as a cross-cutting theme “Knowledge and Innovation for Industrial Competitiveness”. In this edition the ciki hosted the preparation and presentation of the document that summarizes the V State Conference of Science, Technology and Innovation, which sought to establish strategic priority lines for the Government. These would act in support of the innovations resulting from scientific and technological research conducted by institutions and companies located in Santa Catarina.

ciKi 2014

“Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital as a Competitive Advantage”

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja – UTPL, Loja, Ecuador

Held in the city of Loja (Ecuador) and with the theme “Knowledge Management and Innovation”, the ciki IV reached an important stage in its maturation path establishing itself as a world-class event. On this occasion and with the proposal to discuss and present alternatives for innovation in dynamic contexts, academics, businessmen and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations were called to discuss the direction of organizational innovation and entrepreneurship focused on SME.

ciKi 2013

“Technology Parks and Intellectual Capital: Innovation in Turbulent Times”

Parque Científico Tecnológico – TECNOPUC da Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

In 2013, the CIKI III was held in Porto Alegre (Brazil), with the theme “Science Parks and Intellectual Capital: innovate in turbulent times”. As in previous editions, national and international speakers presented and discussed intellectual capital in the strategic development of Technological Innovation and cities of knowledge.

ciKi 2012

“The Challenge of Boosting SME and Innovative Entrepreneurship”

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – UAM, Madrid, Spain

 Madrid (Spain) was the venue for the CIKI II, in 2012. The key theme was “the challenge of boosting SME and innovative entrepeneurship”. The main objective was to foster SME in turbulent environments for the management of knowledge and intellectual capital to compete in a global economy.

ciKi 2011

“Knowledge Management and Innovation”

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil

The first CIKI congress, was held in Florianopolis (Brazil) in the year 2011 and its central theme was “Knowledge Management and Innovation”. It was aimed at  promoting new theories, methods and techniques of Knowledge Management. The realization of the event was considered relevant to the development of the competitiveness of the Brazilian organizations that need investment in research and development of technologies suitable to compete in the global market.