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.
OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) is a platform which helps entrepreneurs and SMEs to boost their innovation capacity and to find experts skilled on the very specific topic of their interest. TAGES, the Turkish Partner of the Project, provides the platform with the Turkish Entrepreneurs and SMEs and helps them on their way to innovation. Lastly, TAGES started to cooperate with TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) within the BIGG (Individual Young Enterprise Programme –http://bigg.tubitak.gov.tr/) Programme. Last month, TUBITAK invited TAGES to the BIGG Meeting held on Jun 7, 2017 in Ankara in order to introduce the OPENISME Platform to the BIGG Programme participating technology transfer offices (TTOs). Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES and Aslihan Kagnici, Projects Consultant, presented the aims, benefits and functionalities of the Platform for TTOs and entrepreneur applicants. They pointed out that OPENISME platform was a very useful tool especially to understand the state of the art while developing the innovative business ideas.
The other benefits of the OPENISME Platform emphasized during the meeting are as below:
- Provides updated information about the innovation of the business idea
- Provides Rapid retrieval of data from multiple international patents / publications by instantly viewing the data
- Shows the parties that work on the same topic and guides to cooperate or develop alternative and different ideas
- Suggests a solution to assess the potential of the technologies in your portfolio
Accordingly, TAGES started to organize OPENISME workshops in cooperation with the programme TTOs in order to give the benefit of the OPENISME to the BIGG entrepreneur applicants who will apply the 1st call of the Programme in 2017 (between April and October). Until now, 6 OPENISME workshops were organized as following and nearly 150 entrepreneur applicants were told about the OPENISME and its benefits and showed how they use the platform by Aslihan Kagnici, Projects Consultant of TAGES. During the workshops, the entrepreneurs test the platform and provided their feedbacks to make the platform more useful. The entrepreneurs, who attended the workshops, have free access to the platform and they make searches on the platform to develop their business idea. They found the platform very useful especially to learn about the latest technologies in the specific areas and to find and access the right experts easily.
OPENISME Workshop in Hacettepe University, Technology Transfer Center, July 21, 2017, Ankara
OPENISME Workshop in TOBB ETU TTO, July 21, 2017, Ankara
OPENISME Workshop in Cyberpark Bilkent University TTO, July 20, 2017, Ankara
OPENISME Workshop in Atılım University, ARGEDA TTO, July 20, 2017, Ankara
OPENISME Workshop in ITUNOVA, July 19, 2017, Istanbul
OPENISME Workshop in Gazi University Technopark, July 12, 2017, Ankara
TAGES is still going on organizing OPENISME Workshops with the other Programme TTOs in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. The aim is to make OPENISME platform useful for as many people as possible.
If you are an entrepreneur or innovative SME interested in the OPENISME platform and project, please send an e-mail to Aslihan.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.