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

LECTURES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

09:45

Arrival of elementary school students

10:00 – 10:45

Opening ceremony of the Knowledge Factory

10:45 – 11:20

Lectures:

  • What’s inside a laptop
  • Let’s find out what radiation is
  • Little school for web programming

11:20 – 11:55

Lectures:

  • Mixed Reality & AR Face Filter workshop
  • What’s inside a laptop
  • Small dreams – Big businesses

11:55 – 12:30

Lectures:

  • Let’s find out what radiation is
  • The magic of holograms
  • Mixed Reality & AR Face Filter workshop

12:30 – 13:00

Knowledge quiz, cyber security quiz and a visit to the exhibition area

13:00

Announcing of the knowledge quiz winner, refreshments and student send-off

13:15

Arrival of elementary school students

13:30 – 14:05

Lectures:

  • Little school for web programming
  • What’s inside a laptop
  • Lets find out what radiation is

14:10 – 14:45

Lectures:

  • Let’s find out what radiation is
  • Mixed Reality & AR Face Filter workshop
  • Small dreams – Big businesses

14:50 – 15:25

Lectures:

  • Small dreams – Big businesses
  • The magic of holograms
  • What’s inside a laptop

15:30 – 16:30

Knowledge quiz, cyber security quiz and a visit to the exhibition area

16:30

Announcing of the knowledge quiz winner, refreshments and student send-off

LECTURES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

  • I shift: 10:45 – 12:15 Prevention of abuse of children through ICT
  • II shift: 13:30 – 15:00 Prevention of abuse of children through ICT

LECTURES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

  • 11:00 – 11:45 Smart cities and cities of smart people
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, AltCoins, ICO...
  • 13:00 – 13:45 How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen.

Overview of lectures for elementary school students

  • What’s inside a laptop Nikola Dragović
  • Let’s find out what radiation is Nikola Bošković
  • Little school for web programming UDG / Marko Simeunovć, Tomo Popović
  • Mixed Reality & AR Face Filter workshop Ozren Čolić, Miloš Živkov, Nebojša Panzalović
  • Small dreams – Big businesses Marijana Pekmezović, Katarina Mitrović, Stefan Lobor
  • The magic of holograms Nikola Vućićević

Overview of lectures for elementary school teachers

  • Prevention of abuse of children through ICT Biljana Kikić Grujić

Overview of lectures for university students

  • Smart cities and cities of smart people Ilir Čapuni
  • Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, AltCoins, ICO’s… Srećko Miodragović
  • How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen. Ivan Živanović

LECTURES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

8:45

Arrival of elementary school students

09:00 – 09:35

Lectures:

  • My first C# app
  • Let’s find out what radiation is
  • Smart Cities

09:40 – 10:15

Lectures:

  • How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen.
  • Small dreams – Big businesses
  • Let’s find out what radiation is

10:20 – 10:55

Lectures:

  • Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR)
  • How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen.
  • My first C# app

11:00 – 12:00

Knowledge quiz, cyber security quiz and a visit to the exhibition area

12:00

Announcing of the knowledge quiz winner, refreshments and student send-off

12:45

Arrival of elementary school students

13:00 – 13:35

Lectures:

  • Smart Cities
  • Let’s find out what radiation is
  • How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen.

13:40 – 14:15

Lectures:

  • Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR)
  • My first C# app
  • Small dreams – Big businesses

14:20 – 14:55

Lectures:

  • Lets find out what radiation is
  • Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR)
  • The magic of holograms

15:00 – 16:00

Knowledge quiz, cyber security quiz and a visit to the exhibition area

16:00

Announcing of the knowledge quiz winner, refreshments and student send-off

LECTURES FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

  • I shift: 09:00 – 10:30 Prevention of abuse of children through ICT
  • II shift: 13:00 – 14:30 Prevention of abuse of children through ICT

OVERVIEW OF LECTURES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • My first C# app Nikola Dragović
  • Let’s find out what radiation is Nikola Bošković
  • Smart Cities Nikola Vućićević
  • How do I sell? Engineers in the role of salesmen. Ivan Živanović
  • Small dreams – Big businesses Marijana Pekmezović, Katarina Mitrović, Stefan Lobor
  • Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR) Ozren Čolić, Miloš Živkov, Nebojša Panzalović
  • The magic of holograms Nikola Vućićević

OVERVIEW OF LECTURES FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

  • Prevention of abuse of children through ICT Biljana Kikić Grujić

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 Montenegro, Knowledge Factory expands to the region, which 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 Society and Telecommunications of Montenegro. 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 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Technical Sciences from Novi Sad. Students are introduced to topics such as robotics, with a particular emphasis on humanoid robots.

2015

Let there be light!

The fifth consecutive 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.

2017

Design your future

New times and new technologies have brought a new approach to communications i.e. new standards and rules of communications. This was the bases of the 2017, Knowledge Factory, which covered the following topics: information consumption, safety and recommended behavior online, Internet of Things, digital communication and digital knowledge in art. Also, in 2017, a wide range of interactive activities where organized through seven different workshops, among which were: the little school of design and programing in Scratch; while the region’s most influential YouTubers educated participants on the topic of: How to start out on YouTube.

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