Registrations open for the 7th edition of the International Congress of Knowledge and Innovation

July 03, 2017

Registrations are open for the 7th edition of the International Congress of Knowledge and Innovation – ciKi 2017. The event will take place on September 11th and 12th at the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) in Foz do Iguaçu – PR.

CiKi seeks to promote conceptual and methodological development and stimulate the practice of knowledge, intellectual capital and innovation management. It brings together representatives of public, private, academic and third sector institutions in discussions, lectures, exchange of experiences, presentation of new trends and studies in the area.

“Knowledge and Innovation: energy for development” will be the theme of this edition of the congress, which has the premise that knowledge is a raw material for the promotion of innovation processes. CiKi is held annually, with editions in Brazil and abroad. In 2016, Bogotá – capital of Colombia – hosted the event, counting with the presence of 18 countries.

The meeting is an initiative of the Graduate Program in Engineering and Knowledge Management of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in partnership with the Itaipu Technological Park, Itaipu Binacional, among other national and international institutions. “For each edition of ciKi, we look for pairs that have a history in innovation processes, such as PTI, which is already a milestone for all of its activities in favor of regional development, for the improvement of quality of life, and for innovation densification”, says professor Paulo Selig, general coordinator of ciKi 2017.

Registrations must be done on the electronic address, available in Portuguese, English and Spanish. The registration fee is R$ 400,00.


At the opening of the event, lecturer Manuel Heitor will lead a conversation on “the challenge of popularizing science and technology for the development of a more balanced society”. Next, there will be a round table discussion on the “evaluation of intangibles” and thematic networking sessions. The first day’s program is concluded with a debate on “smart cities and smart territories” and a cocktail party.

Among the lecturers of this year there is the Italian engineer Sandro Battisti, PhD in Innovation Management, a professional with more than 18 years of experience in innovation management, technology transfer and business development. Battisti opens the second day of the event, with the lecture “The challenge of social innovation”.

The event also includes a technical visit to the Itaipu Technological Park, which hosts, in the same space, teaching and research institutions, classrooms, laboratories, business incubators, government entities, private enterprises and the society in favor of scientific and technological development, innovation, skill training, technical qualification and the strengthening of productive activities in the territory.