First  Symposium  of  Knowledge  and  Innovation  Management

K I M   2017  ,   T E H R A N


Making City Knowledgeable

The Enterprises for the Future

About Symposium

The University of SKÖVDE has teamed up with C&L Group to plan and organize a symposium targeting on Knowledge Management and Innovation management (KIM) in Urbanism.
This  multidisciplinary symposium takes a point of view  of knowledge and innovation management that is interested in architecture, urban planning and design.

What necessitates us to choose such an approach  reveals the requirement of having multidisciplinary views to be implemented in urbanism.

Participants such as the academics, professionals and governmental/non-governmental institutes  are engaged to idealize, plan, and take part in this  event.

Purpose of the Symposium

 Providing a platform for bringing together researchers, planners, managers, entrepreneurs  and other interested people to discuss their recent developments in the areas of knowledge and innovation management.

Who should attend :

  • Organizations interested in the topics of knowledge and innovation management (KIM)
  • Business owners
  • Managing directors (Governmental/Non-Governmental)
  • Urban designers and city planners
  • Architects
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Students


  • Smart city development in conjunction with KIM related issues
    • Knowledge-based smart city
      • Socio-spatial Knowledge Management
      • Knowledge Management & Innovation Facilitation
      • Linking Innovation & Knowledge Creation
      • Establishing Innovation Networks
      • Role of Knowledge Management in Inter-Organizational Innovation
      • KM for Global & Collaborative Innovations
      • Optimizing Problem-Solving Processes through Knowledge Management
      • Open Space & Knowledge Management
      • Open Innovation & Knowledge Management
  • Enterprises of the Future: A scenario-based approach to assess urban development
    • Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies
    • Organization and Leadership and Strategic Entrepreneurship
    • Assessment of urban development/growth capacity
    • Urban Infrastructure/ Solid waste/Services and Utilities / Transportation mode and networks
  • Regional resilience – factors that makes regions long-term viable
    • Urban Prosperity
    • Innovative place – based approaches
    • Urban Environmental management
    • Urban Economy / Urban location economy/ Complexity of location economy
  • Urban management and non-urban location / risk management / local and regional Governance
    • What location-type factors are strategic resources for non-urban firms that lead to their sustainable competitive advantage
    • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Digitalization of societies and organizations
  • Architectural Design for tomorrow
    • BIM and KIM
    • Knowledge Management Systems and Architectural Design
  • KIM in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • The future of KIM research
    • Knowledge Creation & Sharing Mechanisms/Cultures
    • Knowledge Creation, Capture & Conversion
    • Knowledge Acquisition, Synthesis & Validation
    • Knowledge Maps
    • Knowledge retention
    • Storytelling, Knowledge Cafés, etc.
    • Initiating & Supporting Internal Conversation
    • Exploring Knowledge
    • Co-Production of Knowledge
    • Communities of Practice
  • Woman and KIM: Setting the next agenda