TAGES represented Turkey in the ‘International Matching Event’ which took place on May 28th 2007 at I3P, the Innovative Enterprise Incubator of Politecnico, in Turin, Italy. The initiative was organized within the frame of the EurOffice Services project, funded by the European Commission with the local sponsorship of Province of Torino, Municipality of Torino and Chamber of Commerce of Torino.
The day started with the welcome speeches made by hosts and local authorities in the new venue of the Innovative Enterprise Incubator of Politecnico. International Partners coming from 15 different countries and covering 3 geographical areas- Western Europe-USA, Eastern Europe-China and Center and South America- made 20 minutes of presentation in parallel sessions. In the afternoon, 1 to 1 meetings scheduled on demand between SMEs and international partners had been realized.
In this frame Selen Akcali from TAGES met 8 Italian enterprises’ representatives and discussed the opportunities of R&D collaboration between Turkish and Italian SMEs. The demand of Italian SMEs was mainly to create first of all R&D cooperation and then a business link with Turkey. SMEs defined Turkey as a big market where they can find many partners to generate new projects and make technology transfer. TAGES presented them Turkish SMEs which can be potential partners for Italian ones. TAGES also made mutual talks with Shangai Jiaotong University Science Park and ORT University from Montevideo, Uruguay in order to increase its links with non-European technology producer countries. The day ended with the International Partners Dinner.
On May 29th the official inauguration of the I3P and on May 30th an International Workshop on ‘Managing University Spin-offs’ held.
The international representatives attending the event are as follows:
|Shanghai Technology Innovation Center||China|
|Pomorski Park Naukowo||Polonia|
|Bulgarian ICT Cluster-Business Park Sofia||Bulgaria|
|Timisoara Software Business Incubator||Romania|
|TAGES-Information Technologies R&D||Turkey|
|gate-Garchinger Technologie-und Gründerzentrum GmbH||Germany|
|Istituto Pedro Nunes||Portugal|
|Sophia Antipolis Technology Park-CICOM||France|
|Novel Open Source Technoloy Center||USA|
|Centro Multimediale Pontificia Universidad Javeriana||Colombia|
|CERET- Centro Regional de Education Technologica||Argentina|
|Universidad ORT Uruguay||Uruguay|
|Technologico de Monterrey||Mexico|