Time to Act for Turkey’s Plastic Waste!

Do you know that Turkey is among the countries that come first causing the plastic pollution in Mediterranean? The most of the plastic pollution comes from Turkey with 144 tons daily. In order to increase the awareness and find solutions, “Time to Act for Plastic in Turkey” Conference organized and the players of the plastic value chain came together!

An Interdisciplinary Practice in STEM Education: DIGITgame

The World STEM Education Conference organized by Istanbul Aydın University and The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) was held in Istanbul on 8-10 June 2018 to bring all stakeholders together to promote STEM (science, math, technology and engineering) education around the world. This year’s theme was “Interdisciplinary Practices in STEM Education”. Aslihan Kagnici, Projects Consultant at TAGES, chaired a session and presented “DIGITgame (Digital Improvement by Game in Teaching)” Project to a large audience of STEM researchers and teachers on the last day of the conference.

Istanbul Inspired with the European Living Lab Experiments

Living Lab practitioners, experts of innovative mobility projects and representatives of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) met the researchers of the SmarterLabs Project and discussed about the Living Lab approaches. SmarterLabs develops a novel approach that anticipates such problems in upscaling, and tests the approach through smart mobility Living Lab experiments in four cities: Bellinzona, Brussels, Graz and Maastricht. Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, is one of the the project’s external advisors.

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.