9+

years of region-wide IT education

3000+

yearly participants

50+

lecturers

100+

volunteers

Knowledge Factory is organized with an aim to promote IT literacy in the SEE region. Through a unique combination of lectures, educational games and activities, participants are given access to the latest knowledge and most sought-after IT skills. The project is envisioned as an educational platform that provides learning opportunities and creative incentives for the future generations of IT leaders.

Agenda

AGENDA FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

09:45 AM

Arrival of the 1st group of elementary school students (600 students expected)

10:00 – 10:35

Lectures:

  • Little School of Web Programming
  • Why Privacy Matters
  • Internet of Things for Beginners

10:40 – 11:15

Lectures:

  • Accept the Challenge – Become an IT Girl
  • LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE – Internet Stars Talk about Their Success
  • Women’s Q&A about YouTube

11:20 – 11:55

Lectures:

  • Internet of Things for Beginners
  • Little School of Web Programming
  • LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE – Internet Stars Talk about Their Success

12:00 - 01:00

Knowledge quiz, Cyber Security quiz and a visit to the showroom

01:00 PM

Knowledge quiz awards, Cyber Security quiz awards, refreshments and send-off of the 1st group of students

01:15

Arrival of the 2nd group of elementary school students (600 students expected)

01:30 – 02:05

Lectures:

  • Little School of Web Programming
  • Why Privacy Matters
  • Internet of Things for Beginners

02:10 – 02:45

Lectures:

  • Accept the Challenge – Become an IT Girl
  • LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE – Internet Stars Talk about Their Success
  • Women’s Q&A About YouTube   

02:50 – 03:25

Lectures:

  • Internet of Things for Beginners
  • Little School of Web Programming
  • LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE – Internet Stars Talk about Their Success

03:30 – 04:30

Knowledge quiz, Cyber Security quiz and a visit to the showroom

04:30

Knowledge quiz awards, Cyber Security quiz awards, refreshments and send-off of the 2nd group of students

LECTURES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Little School of Web Programming Marko Simeunović, Tomo Popović
  • IT Girls Ivana Mujezinović, Biljana Kikić Grujić, kliknibezbedno.rs
  • Accept the Challenge – Become An IT Girl lecture for primary school female students – Nevena Sofranić
  • LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE – Internet (Youtube) Stars Talk About Their Success Aleksa Krstić, Mala škola elektronike
  • Internet of Things for Beginners Aleksa Veljović, Filip Trkulja
  • Women's Q&A About YouTube Milica Perić

LECTURES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS:

  • Prevention of Violence & Child Abuse via ICT Biljana Kikić Grujić, Kliknibezbedno.rs
  • Safety of Children On the Internet: Lecture cum Teachers’ Portal Presentation Marina Matijević, ICT Dept. of the Ministry of Education of Montenegro
  • Guiding Children Toward Using Internet Creatively: The Role of Parents & Teachers Aleksandar Dlabač

WORKSHOPS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Workshop 1: Little School Of Design – The Basics of Design With Practical Production prof dr Tatjana Burzanović
  • Workshop 2: Brainstorming (Creative Problem-solving) prof dr Nenad Vujadinović
  • Workshop 3: Lamp & Clock Made Out of Recycled Materials Tatjana Burzanović, Haris Bajramović, Jovana Milović
  • Workshop 4: How To Start On Youtube – experiences of some of the best known Youtubers in the Region Vojin Pupavac and Nemanja Granić, Džepni lekar app

– Location: Digitalizuj.me, City kvart, Podgorica

  • Workshop 5: The Basics of Web Programming
  • Workshop 6: Net Friend (app about children’s’ safety on the Internet for students aged 9-11)

PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

  • 9:00 – 9:45 From LEGO Games To Embedded System Engineering Jelena Kocić
  • 10:00 – 10:45 How to Enter the IT World Nevena Sofranić, Nemanja Čedomirović
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – An Introduction & Application: Autonomous Vehicles, FinTech, IoT Jelena Kocić

AGENDA FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

08:45 AM

Arrival of the 1st group of secondary school students (600 students expected)

09:00 – 09:35

Lectures:

  • Internet of Things – Present & Future
  • Who Collects Our Data from the Internet
  • How to Begin on YouTube

09:40 – 10:15

Lectures:

  • How to Begin on YouTube
  • Women’s Q&A About YouTube
  • Image Processing Without Photoshop

10:20 – 10:55

Lectures:

  • Image Processing Without Photoshop
  • Who Collects Our Data from the Internet
  • How to Enter The IT World

11:00 - 12:00

Knowledge quiz, Cyber Security quiz and a visit to the showroom

12:30

Knowledge quiz awards, Cyber Security quiz awards, refreshments and send-off of the 1st group of students

12:45

Arrival of 2nd group of secondary school students (600 students expected)

01:00 – 01:35

Lectures :

  • Internet of Things – Present & Future
  • Who Collects Our Data from the Internet
  • How to Begin on YouTube

01:40 – 02:15

Lectures:

  • How to Begin on YouTube
  • Women’s Q&A about YouTube
  • Image Processing Without Photoshop

02:20 – 2:55

Lectures:

  • Image Processing Without Photoshop
  • Who Collects Our Data from The Internet
  • How to Enter The IT World

03:00 – 04:00

Knowledge quiz, Cyber Security quiz and a visit to the showroom

04:00

Knowledge quiz awards, Cyber Security quiz awards, refreshments and send-off of the 2nd group of students

LECTURES FOR HIGHS SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Internet of Things – present & future Nevana Čorlija
  • Who Collects Our Data From The Internet Ivana Mujezinović, Biljana Kikić Grnić, kliknibezbedno.rs
  • How To Begin on YouTube Jelena Živković, Historian
  • Women's Q&A about YouTube Milica Perić
  • Image Processing Without Photoshop Marko Simeunović, Tomo Popović
  • How To Enter the IT World Nemanja Čedomirović, Nevena Sofranić

LECTURES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS:

  • Prevention of Violence & Child Abuse via ICT Ivana Mujezinović, Biljana Kikić Grujić, kliknibezbedno.rs
  • Safety of Children on the Internet: Lecture cum Teachers’ Portal Presentation Marina Matijević, ICT Dept. of the Ministry of Education of Montenegro
  • Guiding Children Toward Using Internet Creatively: The Role of Parents & Teachers Aleksandar Dlabač

WORKSHOPS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Workshop 1: Little School Of Design – The Basics of Design With Practical Production prof dr Tatjana Burzanović
  • Workshop 2: Brainstorming (Creative Problem-solving) prof dr Nenad Vujadinović
  • Workshop 3: Lamp & Clock Made Out of Recycled Materials Tatjana Burzanović, Haris Bajramović, Jovana Milović
  • Workshop 4: How To Start on YouTube experiences of some of the best known YouTubers in the Region

MASTIS project will be introduced in this event. Wider objective of this project is to improve Master Programme in Information Systems according to the needs of the modern society.

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The evolution of Knowledge Factory

2009.

Birth of Knowledge Factory

Comtrade hosts the first educational event under the name Knowledge Factory in Belgrade.

2010.

Making learning fun

Knowledge Factory receives significant media coverage, showcasing the products of world leading IT companies. The topics are carefully selected to engage younger participants, while the event also features knowledge quizzes and practical demonstrations.

2011.

Knowledge has no boundaries

Due to the interest of our partners from Montegero, Knowledge Factory expands to the region and marks the start of a unique cross-border partnership in Podgorica.

2012.

First time ever: A multi-location event

Knowledge Factory opens its doors in two locations– Podgorica and Zvornik. It doubles the number of participants and attracts regional guest lecturers covering a wide scope of emerging IT trends.

2013.

How to pursue a career in IT?

Knowledge Factory is first held in Andricgrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is followed by the manifestation in Podgorica under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Information Sociry and Telecommunications of Montegro. The event focuses on careers in the IT industry and explores topics such as social media marketing and start-ups.

2014.

Learning about robotics

The largest IT event in the region traditionally takes place in Podgorica. The line-up includes guest participants from Belgrade’s Faculity of Electrical Engineering and the Faculity of Technical Sciences from Novi Sad. Students are introduced to topics such as robitics, with a particular emphasis on humanoid robots.

2015.

Let there be light!

The fifth consequtive Knowledge Factory is held in Podgorica, “shedding light” on the lightning phenomenon. Organized as part of the “Open Science Days”, the event provides participants with insights into the history of phonetics, principle of invisibility and optical illusions.

2016.

160 years since Nikola Tesla’s birth

In addition to its regular IT program, Knowledge Factory marked an important date - 160 years since the birth of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest scientists of all time. Nikola Tesla is known as “the man who invented the 20th century. The anniversary of his birth was a chance to inspire the young generations and send out a message that talent, education, persistence and courage have a profound impact not only on science, but also on everyday life.

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