IPMA Festival of Knowledge in Poland


By Prof. Dr. Brane Semolic

IPMA RMB Chairman


The IPMA Festival of Knowledge in Poland was organized by ProResearch Foundation, that supports and promotes the efficient, proper and safe implementation of research projects, International Project Management Association (IPMA), LENS Living Lab and IPMA Special Interest Group (SIG) Project Management in Research, in partnership with IPMA Poland, University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Industrial Development Agency and National Capital Fund. The media patronage over the Festival was taken by 4PM and INOVA Consulting, while its patron was the National Centre for Research and Development.

IPMA Festival of Knowledge in Poland events:

  1. Workshop of the Special Interest Group ( SIG) Project Management in Research (22.11.2012),
  1. IPMA Festival of Knowledge Forum (23.11.2012),
  1. IPMA Young Crew Workshop 2012 (24.11.2012).

The main event was organized at the University of Science and Technology in Cracow on 23rd of November 2012. This international event was organized for thefirst time in Poland.


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About the Author

Brane-Semolic-bioflag-SloveniaProf. Brane Semolic, PhD

Head of LENS Living Lab- International living laboratory,
Celje, Slovenia
Professor, University of Maribor

Brane Semolic, PhD, is currently head of LENS Living Lab – international R&D living laboratory and professor at the University of Maribor in Maribor, Slovenia and Cranefield College, Johannesburg.   He is President of the Experts Council of Project Management Association of Slovenia (ZPM), and Chairman of the IPMA (International Project Management Association) Research Management Board.  He is also a member of the EU Enterprise Policy Group – Professional Chamber and Issue Manager of the SIG (Special Interest Group) Project Management in EU program NETLIPSE (Knowledge Management of Large Infrastructure Projects).  Brane Semolic has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (technology), and a BSc, M.Sc.and Ph.D.in Economics and Business Administration (project management and informatics) from the University of Maribor.  Professor Semolic has 35 years of working experience as an expert, researcher, consultant, manager and project manager in industry and for the Slovene government.  He spent four year as Counselor to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia (1990 – 1994) and has been a member of the International Association for Project Management (IPMA) since 1982.  He was previously a Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of  Electronics and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, and Faculty of Logistics (University of Maribor); Dean of GEA College (Global Entrepreneurship Academy) in Ljubljana;  Lecturer in the “European Project Manager” postgraduate education program (joint program with University of Bremen); Co-founder of  the EU education program  “European Master in Project Management”; IPMA Vice president (international events and R&D); President of the Slovenian Project management Association (ZPM); First IPMA foreign assessor in the PM Certification Program in Serbia and Montenegro; Project manager of the 14th  IPMA (International Project Management Association) world congress in 1998; and President of scientific committee of 1st joint ICEC & IPMA Global Congress on Project Management and Cost Engineering in 2006.  He has published more than 400 works on project management and other topics.  He was awarded as ICEC (International Cost Engineering Council) Distinguished International Fellow in 2008.  Professor Semolic can be contacted at [email protected].   Additional information about the LENS Living Lab can be found at http://www.3-lab.eu/ .