Knowledge works.


19-23 March 2018

KMA and Knowledge City present an attractive and comprehensive programme at the second 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 Meetings, Trainings, Workshop, Market Place and Kunst are connected to a sound programme. The Programme will be online shortly.

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, Delhi, Kampala, Lagos, Genf, New York, to make the best knowledge in each city also available for the other ones.

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KM Certification Course Autumn 2017

The KM Essentials Training Course from 16-17 October 2017 is the starting point for the upcoming Knowledge Management Certification Course in Vienna. Together with the KM Advanced Training Course, 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.


10th Knowledge Cities World Summit 2017 in Arequipa/Peru

Dr. Andreas Brandner was invited as an international speaker at the Knowledge City World Summit 2017, which took place from 20-22 June 2017 in Arequipa/Peru. KMA was the host of the KCWS2016, which took place in Vienna. Andreas Brandner (KMA) is now member of the International Advisory Board of the World Capital Institute, which is responsible for the KCWS and the „Most Admired Knowledge City Award“ (MAKCi). The Winners in the 2017-challenge have been Barcelona/Spain (Knowledge Metropolis), Austin/USA (Knowledge City/Region), and Arequipa/Peru (Emerging Knowledge City)

Knowledge Management Awards 2017

During the Knowledge 4 Development Summit in Geneva, the KM Awards 2017 have been given to the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations and to Mr. 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.