International networking visits organized in the United Kingdom within the scope of the 2nd Cohort of the İzmir NIC Project Accelerate Izmir Program carried out by Teknopark İzmir are continuing.

On behalf of Teknopark İzmir, Teknopark İzmir General Manager and İzmir NIC Project Senior Manager Prof. Dr. Metin Tanoğlu, İzmir NIC Commercialisation Expert Gökhan Çelebi, İzmir NIC Project Expert Elif Erkan took part in the visits.

Meetings were held in Birmingham with Jon Baty, Head of the Investment Office, and Tess Bartlett, an Expert from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which acts as the UK West Midlands regional development agency. Interregional cooperation and activities that can be carried out together with Technopark Izmir were discussed.

Innovation Birmingham – innovation Center was visited and information about the region was received from Justin Ford. İnovation Centrum is part of the Innovation Birmingham campus which is home to over 170 digital tech start-ups, scale ups and large corporates.