Teens develop smart city video games with DIGITgame!

DIGITgame (Digital Improvement by Game in Teaching) is a 2-years Project funded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and it started on Dec 31st, 2018 to develop STEM, ecological, ICT and digital skills of young students through the playful video games in smart city concept and to make them more creative, innovative, competent and enthusiastic students on science. TAGES is one of the project partners.

Let’s Innovate with OPENISME!

How do you check the innovation of your business idea? How do you find the qualified scientific experts for your innovation needs? European SMEs and Entrepreneurs use and get benefit from the OPENISME Platform on their way to innovation and many success stories have been obtained through the platform. TAGES, as the intermediary partner of the OPENISME Project, helps both Turkish and European SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Revaluating and Reusing the Plastic

Plastic is an important material in our economy, and modern daily life is unthinkable without them. At the same time however, they can have serious downsides on the environment and health . In the EU, the potential for recycling plastic waste remains largely unexploited. Reuse and recycling of end-of-life plastics is very low, particularly in comparison with other materials such as paper, glass or metals . Around 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year . Less than 30% of such waste is collected for recycling. Of this amount, a significant share leaves the EU to be treated in third countries, where different environmental standards may apply. In line with the new plastics economy vision, the PTwist Project, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, will twist plastic reuse practices through a collaborative open platform! TAGES is the innovation partner of the project.

ICT Brings in Plastic Reuse

As TAGES we start a new Project named “PTwist – An open platform for plastics lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation” which is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, under ICT-11-2017 Call (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation – Innovation action) and coordinated by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the budget of 2.178.353,00 €.

Open Science for a Better Future!

The 6th National Open Access Conference and OpenAIRE Workshop was organized at Ege University Ataturk Cultural Center on October 24-25, 2017 in Izmir and the event hosted by Izmir Institute of Technology. The aim of the event was to raise to awareness on open access, open science and open data and draw attention to harmonization of Open access policy, strategy, legislation, infrastructure and services in Turkey with the European Union (EU). Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, attended event to introduce the OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) which is a very helpful tool to access science public data (www.openisme.eu).

EUR 6 billion for ICT Projects!

ICT Proposers’ Day 2017, which is one of the biggest research and innovation networking events organized by the European Commission, was held on 9 and 10 November, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event focused on the new Horizon 2018-2020 Work Programme in the field of ICT, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), and Societal Challenges which was launched on Oct 27, 2017. It will allocate roughly € 6 billion from the overall EU budget of € 30 billion to research and innovation in ICT.

Let’s meet in Budapest!

This year ICT Proposers’ Day will be organized on Nov 9-10, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event will focus on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and bring together academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. Like every year, TAGES Team will be there to discuss project ideas and build consortiums.

Open Data is a Must for a Smart Future

Nowadays one of the first things that comes in minds when you discuss the necessities of a smart city is “Open Data”. Last month Smart Future Expo Summit and Fair was organized by TET (Turkish Electrical Electronics and Services Exporters Association) within the Project Bazaar 6 Event on Sep 6-7, 2017 and the importance of Open Data was addressed by Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, during the panel namely “Transforming Data into Information and Managing Cities with Information” where she was one of the panellists.

Young Entrepreneurs Innovate with OPENISME

TAGES, one of the partners of the EU-funded OPENISME Project, has been invited for a collaboration where TUBITAK is implementing the Programme for young techno entrepreneurs called BIGG and OPENISME is being used as a tool by program participating Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) and the entrepreneur applicants applied for the programme for their innovative business ideas.