"Value creation networks 4.0"

18th - 19th October 2019

In this Year FOCUS

General Information

KM-FEST are international open innovation collaborative events for the promotion, development, and exchange of new ideas,  knowledge, solutions and its dissemination and transfer to the hands of potential users. These are simultaneous research, industrial innovation and professional outreach, collaboration and social networking events. These events are co-organized by the LENS Living Lab’s partners coming from different countries and continents.

LENS Living Lab is an international non-profit virtual living laboratory organized and enabled by a group of ICT and consulting companies. The LENS Living lab’s value proposition is to be a virtual innovation ecosystem services provider to support the various industry thematic research-innovation communities and their interdisciplinary collaboration initiatives. Within LENS Living Lab, we are initiating, developing, and piloting digitalization technology platforms, projects, programs business cases with various industry partners.

In this Year KM FEST Focus


Industry 4.0 organizations are increasingly becoming integral parts of regional and global value chains. It is imperative for modern organizations to have competitive technologies, products, services, and processes embedded and supported by the authentic and efficient regional innovation ecosystems services. An organization can act as integrator, organizer, or partner of a value chain engaged in new technology development and improvement.

The holistic – interdisciplinary observation and addressing the strategic transformation changes towards developing the digitalized Industry 4.0 landscape is essential. When dealing with the new Industry 4.0 enabling technologies, we need to observe the whole scope of related business, organizational, human, and societal aspects of changes.

Innovation communities of knowledge workers and their global and regional professional ties are the critical components of such emerging innovation ecosystems. Our innovation potentials need to be empowered, amplified by involvement and exploitation of available local, regional, and international business ecosystem innovation potential.

In this year KM FEST focues are Industry 4.0 enabling technologies for smart manufacturing, co-inovated by industry value chain partners and emerging collaborative program, project and innovation management competencies.

Dr.Brane Semolič
KM FEST Program Coordinator
LENS Living Lab & Competence Center ROBOFLEX