Our mission is to make companies, organisations, public bodies and citizens fit for the knowledge economy and co-create a better knowledge society.
Our core competence is advising, training, innovating and connecting our customers in the fields of Knowledge Management, based on experienced experts, innovative tools and instruments, and strong national and international partnerships. We facilitate partnerships for knowledge sharing and cooperation in our global knowledge city network.
knowledge.city is a professional service provider advancing knowledge in the private and public sector. Knowledge Management consulting and training services are our core business, complemented by societal and cultural activities, making knowledge societes more lively and inclusive.
As a network of companies located in 9 cities with legal entities, and activities in more than 20 cities, we make the best value of the knowledge in different cultures and regions.
knowledge.city is rooted in KMA Knowledge Management Associates / Austria / Academy, the leading competence center for Knowledge Management in Austria and Europe, established in 2001 in Vienna, Austria. The experiences, products, programmes, tools, and network of KMA, combined with the global network of experts of knowledge.city creates a unique resource for KM at the highest international level. The partnership with R&B Consulting, an international IT-service provider in the European finance sector strengthens the IT-competences, including IT-security and data protection.
As our name indicates, we are passionately advancing knowledge in our partner cities. We have profiled Vienna as the world´s Most Admired Knowledge City and we continue to support cities to make the best use of knowledge and being a knowledge hub for the wider region.
On a global level, knowledge.city is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and is an active partner of the Knowledge for Development Partnership, having significantly contributed to the creation of the global Agenda Knowledge for Development. We strongly believe that through advanced KM practices we can significantly contribute to wealth, peace and sustainability in the world.
The olive twig
The olive twig is a global symbol of peace. We believe that knowledge sharing, global collaboration, intercultural learning, and joint innovation contribute significantly to a better world, peace, wealth, and sustainable development. In our logo the leaves of the twig represent the variety of knowledges – knowledge has been captured on leaves, like on paper/papyrus, in all societies and cultures. But knowledge without values is very dangerous. Only when connected along joint values – represented by the stem – the different knowledges create a peaceful world.
In our logo, the Olive Twig is embedded in what reminds a cloud or a brain or a space. The idea is that knowledge.city provides the space, infrastructures, connections, culture, and competences for peaceful knowledge-based societies.
Structure and locations
Knowledge.city is active in a growing number of cities. Since 2016 local offices have been established in Berlin, Sofia, Kampala, Lagos, Lomé, Lusaka, Nairobi, and Vienna.
All knowledge.city companies are a partnership of local knowledge management pioneers, responsible for local management, and Knowledge City GmbH in Vienna responsible for the global cohesion and collaboration. The further development of the network is a joint passion with shared responsibilities. knowledge.city intends to expand its network to all continents in the next years and is open to new partnerships.