Knowledge works.


19-23 November 2018

KMA and Knowledge City present an attractive and comprehensive programme at the fourth Vienna.Knowledge.Week for those who want to get fit for the Knowledge economy and to co-create better Knowledge Societies in Vienna, in Europe and in the world. Knowledge for Development Partnership Meeting and KM-Training Courses are combined to a sound Programme with a special focus on International Organisations and corporations.


Knowledge City GmbH established

To profile Vienna as a Knowledge City and to support also other cities in advancing their knowledge ecosystem is the mission of the recently established Knowledge City. In Close cooperation with the global Knowledge for Development Partnership we will create an Agenda for Vienna, to position as an active partner in the global Agenda Knowledge for Development. Knowledge City collaborates with Partners in Sofia, Dubai, Nairobi, Kampala, Genf, Berlin, Serekunda, to make the best knowledge in each city also available for the other ones.

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KM Certification Course Autumn 2018

The KM Essentials Training Course from 19-20 November 2018 is the starting point for the upcoming Knowledge Management Certification Course in Vienna. Together with the KM Advanced Training Course, participation in special online-modules, review of receommended literature, the development of a case study – mostly a KM concept for the own organisation – and the defensio of this case study, the participants are awarded „Certified Knowledge Manager“, which is internationally appreciated as a guarantee for a highlevel education based on theory and practice in Knowledge Management. Registrations are still possible.


Knowledge for Development

Knowledge is the essential resource for societal and economic development in the world. KMA has initiated the „Agenda Knowledge for Development“ that is aimed at providing a universal knowledge framework offering guiding principles, nurturing the dialogue on knowledge, strengthening the global knowledge ecosystems, and, ultimately, contributing to better success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

On Monday, 4th of April 2017, KMA has co-founded the Knowledge for Development Partnership, the world´s leading global multi-stakeholder partnership focusing on Knowledge as a resource for development in general and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in specific. This new International Organisation is established as an association in Vienna, Austria. New Managing Directors are Mr. Andreas Brandner (Austria), Ms. Sarah Cummings (Netherlands), HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan (UAE) and Ms. Mary Suzan Abbo (Uganda).

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On this Occasion, the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development has been presented, which was initially presented at the Knowledge for Development Summit 2016 in Vienna, hosted by KMA.
Download the Agenda Knowledge for Development as a pdf.


Knowledge Management Awards 2018

During the Knowledge 4 Development Summit in Geneva from 10-14 September 2018, the KM Awards 2018 will be given to outstanding pioneers in the field of Knowledge Management and Knowledge-based Development.


In 2017 the KM Award was given to the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations and to Prof. Leif Edvinsson.


KM Award 2017 – Prof. Leif Edvinsson
(with Günter Koch and Andreas Brandner, representing KM Austria)


KM Award 2017 –
Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System


Good to know!

KMA Knowledge Management Associates GmbH was founded in 2001 in Vienna, Austria as a provider and developer of Knowledge Management (KM) services. Our mission is to support companies, their employees, as well as cities and regions in achieving outstanding business results through excellence in KM. The KM Academy provides experience and expertise through consultancy, research, education and practical skills training, which includes a comprehensive KM Certification Course. KMA strives to develop challenging and complex projects and support companies in improving their KM Practice. Knowledge Management Austria is a hub of research, innovation and communal cooperation in central Europe, developing groundbreaking concepts, methods and instruments for the implementation of Knowledge Management.

With its location in Vienna KMA is hosted by a city with a grand tradition for the high-level exchange of ideas and new and daring concepts. The company boasts a well-established German-speaking home market and cultivates excellent relations with eastern European countries as well as with international organisations (IO’s) and multinational corporations (MNC’s). Most of our Vienna-based trainings are provided in German, but in cooperation with our international partners and training staff we offer the full range of services in English and in any part of the world.

We collaborate with many of the world’s leading experts in the field of KM and would gladly welcome the chance to work with you on implementing KM in your organisation, because we believe that knowledge works.