The International Conference on Knowledge and Innovation

Is an Inter-American Forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, trends and strategies relevant to economic and social development based on knowledge and the promotion of the innovation ecosystems implementation.



The Conference  offers a striking program to professionals who work in the area of innovation and knowledge management, with managerial roles (decision makers) who are in charge of the design or implementation of strategies.





The 6 Proposals of the future


This list is not exhaustive, and we invite you to submit papers that address relevant topics related to the central theme of the congress, “Habitats of innovation and knowledge economy“.

Types of Submission

Interested in submitting an article, case study, or poster in the ciKi-2018?

The overview below gives you some guidance on the type of proposals that we welcome

12 to 15 page paper that presents the results from theoretical or empirical scientific research, including the presentation of the theoretical foundation, methodology used, research data, and analysis or discussion of results.

7 to 10 page paper that presents the results of an “experience”, either in the design, implementation, achievements, or learning of an initiative in any of the Conference topics.

If you are part of a member institution of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education – IOHE

  • you are eligible to benefit from a special discount

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CiKi 2018 will feature speakers internationally recognized for their extensive experiences in research, knowledge management and innovation. Below you will find the profiles of a few of the speakers:

Dr. Jorge Audy

Dr. Audy is currently the Superintendent of Innovation of the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil, and one of the architects of the Scientific and Technological Park of the PUCRS (TECNOPUC), which has been chosen on three occasions (2004, 2009 and 2016) as the best technology park in Brazil by the National Association of Promoting Entities of Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC).

Dr. Susanne Durst

Dr. Durst is Associated Professor at University of Skövde. She is also a leader of the research group Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM) at the School of Business at the University of Skövde. Her research interests include small business management, IC management, knowledge risk management, and open innovation.

Dr. José Luis Lombardero

PhD in Economics and Business, specializing in digital economics, from the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Labor Sciences from the Open University of Catalonia and MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) - Madrid. Dr. Lombardero currently serves as General Director of the Talent and Digital Enterprise Institute ITED.

Dr. Luis Felipe Maldaner

Director of UNITEC and CEO of the São Leopoldo Tech Park - Tecnosinos, with a Master's degree in Administration from the University of Vale of Rio dos Sinos - Brazil (2005) and PhD in Latin American Studies from the Hankok University of Foreign Studies - South Korea (2012). He has experience in the Administration, with an emphasis on the National Innovation System.

Dr. Luc Dancause

Founding Member of Sapiens Conseils in Quebec, Canada, and Consultant in Management and Knowledge Transfer. He is a Historian at Laval University with a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Sociology from McGill University and a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Urban Studies from the University of Quebec in Montreal - UQAM. He has more than 17 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in this field.

Eysel Adolfo Chong

Graduate in Industrial Technology, with a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), and Master’s degree in Formulation and Evaluation of Projects (MBA). Specialist in the fields of Impact Evaluation and sustainable effectiveness, among others. He is currently Manager of Knowledge Management at the City of Knowledge Foundation (FCDS). With more than 20 years of experience as a consultant for business development and management and as a university professor, he has led and coordinated projects related to business development and entrepreneurship services in addition to the design, coordination, knowledge management and innovation processes that improve productivity and competitiveness in the SME sector.

José Lorenzo García-Baltasar García-Calvo

José Lorenzo García-Baltasar García-Calvo holds a degree in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been working in the field of international cooperation for development for over twenty years. He has been working since 2001 in the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), and has served as General Coordinator of Spanish Cooperation in China (2001-2006), in Egypt (2006-2010), and in Argentina (2011-2014). Since April 1, 2014 he has held the position of Director at Spanish Cooperation’s Training Center in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). In this position, he has been supporting the implementation of a plan for realizing the transfer, exchange, and management of knowledge between the Spanish Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (called the Intercoop Plan). Aiming to promote compliance with the 2030 Agenda, this plan is a purely regional effort that the AECID offers to improve knowledge management.

Juan Fernando Pacheco Duarte

Industrial Engineer from the University of the Andes, Specialist in Social Management from UNIMINUTO, and Master in Planning and Administration of Regional Development from the University of the Andes. He is currently the Manager of the Social Innovation Science Park at the Minuto de Dios University Corporation. He has also held other positions such as Dean of the Cundinamarca campus, Academic Vice Rector of the main campus, and Dean of the Engineering Faculty at UNIMINUTO, among others. He is a consultant for UNICEF in Integral Action against Antipersonnel Landmines and co-founder of the Engineers without Borders Colombia group, made up of students and professors from UNIMINUTO and the University of the Andes.

Dr. Luis Carlos Arraut Camargo

Luis Carlos Arraut Camargo is currently the Director of the El Patio Laboratory of Creativity and Innovation and Director of the Master in Management of Innovation Program at the Technological University of Bolívar in Colombia. He holds a PhD in Business Studies from the University of Mondragón in Spain and is full-time professor at the Technological University of Bolívar. He has been an evaluator of innovation projects in Colombia (COLCIENCIAS), in Panama (Senacyt) and Peru (CONCYTEC-CIENCIACTIVA). He is a visiting professor at various universities in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America, including the TEC of Monterrey (Mexico), the Technology Institute of Sonora (Mexico), Universidad Minuto de Dios (Colombia), Universidad Latina de Panamá, among others.

Dra. Andrea Valéria Steil

Psychologist with a Master’s in Administration and PhD in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She was a visiting researcher at the University of South Florida (USF / USA) from 1993 to 1995. Coordinates the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Studies in Knowledge, Learning, and Organizational Memory (KLOM) and the Laboratory of Learning, Knowledge, and Management in Organizations and Work (LABPOT). She teaches in postgraduate programs in Engineering and Knowledge Management and Psychology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She has a close relationship with the market of knowledge-intensive organizations, acting in collaboration with this sector to further the progress of organizational development projects. Her work has led to broad scientific and technological output in the areas of organizational learning in innovative contexts and innovation habitats, organizational knowledge, behavioral intentions of professionals who use technology, and retention of talents in knowledge-intensive organizations. Before joining the academic and scientific area, she worked for 10 years in non-profit organizations, working in both technical and managerial positions.

Patrick Hyndman

Patrick Hyndman is the Director of International Partnerships (Science and Innovation Sector) at the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation. Until 2017, he was representing Quebec in the United States in the last 8 years as Director of Public Affairs, first in Boston and then in New York City. In that capacity, he oversaw relations between Quebec and the Northeast of the U.S. states notably in the fields of government relations and academic affairs. He worked in promoting partnerships between various Quebec and American institutions, including universities and research centers. Previously he also worked in the fields of immigration and diversity, as well as in the internationalization of Canadian universities.

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