The 10th Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards at ECKM

puzzle-in-a-lightbulb--problem-solving-conceptThe application of Knowledge Management (KM) and Intellectual Capital (IC) can lead to considerable improvements in organisational efficiency and effectiveness, not to mention competitive advantage. However, examples of good practice in the employment of KM and/or IC are not easy to find. The KM and IC Excellence awards aims to showcase good examples of high quality KM and IC in practice. These examples will be considered through case histories and we welcome contributions from academics, business professionals and students. Examples of the use of KM and/or IC within a university are also welcome.  

The final round of the competition will be run alongside the 25th  European Conference on Knowledge Management in, Veszprém, Hungary on the 6 – 7 September 2024.  The 2023 winners of Awards were: Denilson Sell JLuiz Márcio Spinosa, Ramiro Wahrhaftig, Gérson Luiz Koch, Angélica Jung Marques, Neri dos Santos, Roberto Carlos dos Santos Pacheco with Fostering Innovation Ecosystems through Knowledge Co-Production: The Case of NAPI Program in Paraná, Brazil. You can read these case histories and the other finalists in the 2022 Anthology of Case Histories, available from  

To enter the competition this year we are asking, in the first instance, for a 300 word abstract describing the initiative. If your proposal is suitable you will be invited to submit a full case history of no more than 3000 words, which will be considered as an entry to the competition. A panel of international adjudicators will evaluate the case histories. When preparing your abstract, keep in mind that full case histories will be structured around the following headings:  

      1. Introduction to the nature of the KM and IC initiative and its specific objectives
      2. The infrastructure i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
      3. The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
      4. How the initiative was received by the users or participants
      5. The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
      6. Plans to further develop the initiative.

Authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the 25th  European Conference on Knowledge Management 2024 to present their case histories to the judges and conference participants. Finalists will also have their case histories published in a book and a prize will be awarded to the initiative judged to show the most creative thinking.  

All presenters in the awards must attend the physical conference.

Click here to submit an abstract to the competition.  

Important Dates

Supporters of The Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards

Abstract Submission – 27 March 2024
Notification of Abstract Acceptance – 10 April 2024
Full Case History Submission – 20 May 2024
Finalists announced – 01 August 2024

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Previous Winners

ECKM 2023

Fostering Innovation Ecosystems through Knowledge Co-Production: The Case of NAPI Program in Paraná, Brazil
Denilson Sell Luiz Márcio Spinosa, Ramiro Wahrhaftig, Gérson Luiz Koch, Angélica Jung Marques, Neri dos Santos, Roberto Carlos dos Santos Pacheco

Bringing Novices from the Passive role in Knowledge Sharing to the Active role
Jorge Gomes and Hamid Roham

Model for Creating Sustainable Brands Through Managing Knowledge and Relational Capital
Slavica Trajkovska, Angelina Taneva-Veshoska, Kristina Antikj Georgievski and Slobodan Trajkovski

ECKM 2022

1st Place
Unlocking the Power of Knowledge at the UK’s Largest Community Funder
Julia Parnaby and Anne-Mari Hall

2nd Place
Fast Expert Teams: Cross-Boundary Knowledge Co-Creation for Solving Complex Problems in Digital Platforms
Kirsimarja Blomqvist 

3rd Place
Knowledge Management at NetApp
Andy Kiendl, Padma Sai Prasad, Tomer Shoshan 

ECKM 2021

Joint 1st Place: Murali Raman, Ts. Magiswary Dorasamy and Najwa Abu Bakar
A Knowledge Management System in Support of Disaster Management: A Malaysian Experience

Adam Pope
The Arup Tools Register: A Knowledge System for Capturing IP in Software    

3rd place: Ibrahim Seba Almarri, Ahmad Mohammad Rafi and Mansoor Algargawi
Initiative of a Learning Organization within the Dubai Police    

ECKM 2018

 1st Place: Securing Knowledge Management Position in a Challenging and Complex Environment
Mohsen Hamedi, Firoozeh Hadian Dehkordi and Maryam Barikiany, MAPNA R&D, Iran

2nd Place: Wien mags wissen: 'Vienna likes to know' The Knowledge Management Strategy of a 'City of Knowledge': From the Project Order to Implementation
Anabela Horta, Vienna City Administration, Austria

3rd Place: Knowledge Management and Cultural Change in a Knowledge‐Intensive Public Organization: The Case of Swissmedic
Michael Renaudin, Swissmedic, Bern, Switzerland, Francesca Dal Mas, Andrea Galatti and Maurizio Massaro, University of Udine, Italy