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We are delighted to invite you to the Opening Ceremony of the “İzmir Network and Innovation Centre (İzmir NIC) Project”, implemented by Teknopark İzmir within the scope of the Ministry of Industry and Technology Competitive Sectors Programme, realised with the financial support of the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.

The project, implemented with partners İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) and the Software Industrialists Association (YASAD), will run for 3 years with a budget of 3 million Euros.

The İzmir NIC project’s purpose is to enhance the commercialisation and internationalisation of innovative products, by fostering networks and strategic partnership among relevant stakeholders

 

AGENDA
09.30-10.00

Registration (with coffee)

10.00-10.45

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Dr. Yusuf BARAN
Rector of IZTECH / Teknopark İzmir Chairman of the Board

Dr. Çetin Ali DÖNMEZ
Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Technology

Yavuz Selim KÖŞGER
Governor of İzmir

10.45-11.15

Introduction to Teknopark İzmir

Prof. Dr. Metin TANOĞLU
General Manager of Teknopark İzmir

11.15-11.45

Introduction of the İzmir NIC Project and Accelerate İzmir
– Growth Strategy Validation Programme

David TEE
Technical Assistance Project Team Leader

Miray ŞANLI TAŞKIN
İzmir NIC Coordinator

11.45-12.15

Coffee Break and Networking

12.15-13.30

Panel:  Enhancing a Successful Innovation Ecosystem in İzmir

Moderator:

Dr. A. Mete ÇAKMAKÇI

Secretary General of TTGV (Technology Development Foundation of Turkey)

Speakers:

Gönül KAMALI, YASAD Chairman of the Board

Sinem TOKTAY, Yenilik ve Girişimcilik Politikaları Birim Başkanı- İzmir Kalkınma Ajansı (İZKA)

Doç. Dr. Deniz TUNÇALP, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Engineering, İstanbul Technical University

Alper KALAYCI, Vice President, Energy Industrialists & Businessmen Association (ENSİA)

13.30-13.45

Closing

13.45

Cocktail Walking Lunch

 

 

Logistics

Date:     26 Ekim Salı / 26 October 2021 – 09:30 – 13:45

Venue:  Kaya İzmir Thermal & Convention Centre