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Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) Forum 2014



 4th Annual Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) Forum

Building Knowledge Economy through
the Innovation Ecosystem:

The Role of Innovation Hubs


The fourth Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) Forum, co-organized with the Municipality of the City of Ljubljana, on 25 - 26 November 2014 will take place at the historical City Hall of Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Prior to the Forum, preparatory workshops are being co-organised with KEN Partners, producing draft recommendations addressed to various actors in the domains of knowledge economy – to be presented, discussed and adopted at the Forum.



-       Learn from global best practice in developing innovation hubs;

-       Meet and network with policymakers, stakeholders, academics, business people, media representatives and NGOs from across the world;

-       Possibilities for consultations and »comparing notes« on  relevant policy dilemmas in all the main domains of knowledge economy;

-       Participate at KEN General Meeting;

-       Build several useful  contacts and partnerships with innovative companies, and R&D, education & training institutions – for projects and project ideas to be implemented anywhere;

-       Meet prospective partners from Slovenia and countries in the region of Central and SE Europe - individual meetings and visits will be arranged prior or after the Forum.

Traditional KEN Awards will be presented for outstanding achievements in 4 domains of knowledge economy (education, R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship), together with a special award in the category of Media and NGOs, for their contribution to knowledge society.

PARTICIPATION is on invitation-basis only, and there is no fee charged.

ACCOMMODATION: Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Ljubljana – 400m from the City Hall.

Hotel Slon in downtown Ljubljana will offer Forum participants special room rates (€88 and €98 per night, including breakfast). For hotel reservation and payment, please contact the hotel directly. Please mention 'KEN-2014' when making the reservation in order to benefit from the special rates.

Find the Forum draft programme (here), online registration (here), and information concerning accommodation (here). For additional information, please visit our website


Dr. Boris Cizelj

KEN Chairman