AGENDA Background Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KT) represents the movement of codified (know what) and tacit knowledge (know how) from one actor to another. The challenge in KT is to create “economic value” by either building upon and adding to this knowledge (R&D, prototyping etc.) and commercialising it (e.g. through, consultancy, licensing of IPR’s, and business creation through enterprises), or by spin-offs, or better employability of graduates for the local industries. Many countries have realised the importance to create an ecosystem where government, educational and scientific institutes, and enterprises -including the financial sector- work hand in hand. They have created Science and Technology Parks to facilitate access for firms to key factors as R&D, human capital, innovation infrastructures, venture capitalists, technological capital and social capital by interaction between these above mentioned actors in a Quadruple Helix model. Objectives Understanding how to create value through Knowledge Transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs); Understanding the role of the government, universities, industry and financial enterprises in this process; strengthening mechanisms, and best practices; Topics How to set up knowledge and technology transfer system within STPs and/or universities; Human and institutional capacities to enable Knowledge Transfer within STPs (e.g. policies, functional and operational requirements); Modalities to create value through Knowledge Transfer (IPR, Licensing, spin-offs, business creation, consultancy, contract education); Incentives, financing tools and funds through the Knowledge Transfer value chain. DRAFT AGENDA Day 1: Monday, June 16, 2014 8:45 – 9:10 Registration Opening Remarks Jacques van der Meer, European Investment Bank Maha Merezak, ISESCO Fouad Mrad, UN-ESCWA Technology Centre Volkan Atalay, Middle East Technical University Davut Kavranoğlu, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology 9:10 – 9:30 Key Note: Innovation Ecosystem & Science and Technology Parks (STP): The Turkish model, Ufuk Batum, Vice President at ODTU Teknokent Session 1 Knowledge Valorisation within Science & Technology Parks (STPs) 9:30 - 10.00 Key STP STP STP 10:00 – 11:00 Roundtable discussion with STP managers from the MENA moderated by: Luis Sanz, Director General at the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break Session 2 Actors of the Quadruple Helix in the Turkish Innovation Ecosystem: Roles and Modes of Interaction 11.30 - 12.00 Key players presentations Government: Sinan Tandogan, Head, Strategic Programs, Technology and Innovation Funding Directorate at TUBITAK Academia: Volkan Atalay, Vice President at Middle East Technical University Private Sector: Erkan Duysal, Director - Electronics BU at ARCELİK Financial Sector: Selahattin Önen, Managing Partner at G101 Ventures & Communication Solutions - TBC 12.00 – 13:00 Roundtable discussion with STP managers from the MENA moderated by: Jacques van der Meer, European Investment Bank (EIB) 13.00 – 14:00 Lunch Session 3 Mechanisms of Knowledge Valorisation and Transfer 14:00 – 14:30 Key players presentations Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs): Tolga Ozbolat, Collaboration & Operation on Technology and TTO Director at ODTU Teknokent Spin-offs: Tayfun Akin, Director at METU-MEMS Center, Founder and CEO of MicroSens Inc. and Mikro-Tasarim Inc. Start-ups and entrepreneurship schemes: Furkan Gul, Supervisor at Ozyegin players presentations 1: Istanbul: Turgut Senol, Director General of Teknopark Istanbul 2: Ankara: Ufuk Batum, Vice President of ODTU Teknokent 3: Izmir: Necip Ozbey, President of DEPARK 14:30 – 15:30 University Startup Factory University – Industry Collaboration: Prof. Erkan Erdil, Professor at METU TEKPOL Roundtable discussion with STP managers from the MENA moderated by: Ufuk Batum, Vice President at ODTU Teknokent 15.30 – 15.45 Wrap-up 15.45– 16.15 Speed-networking session Speed networking is a meeting format designed to accelerate participants’ contacts for possible business cooperation. 20.00 Networking Dinner Day 2: Tuesday June 17, 2014 9.00 – 9:30 Key Note: From ideas to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Keynote Speaker: Session 4 Business Ideation/ Generation 9:30 – 10:00 Key players presentations Adil Oran, Director at ODTU GIMER Çagrı Yuzbasioglu, Founder and President of ISSD Melih Gezer, Corporate Affairs Manager, Intel Technology Necla Haliloğlu, KOSGEB Entrepreneurship Development Director 10:00 – 11:00 Roundtable discussion with delegates from the MENA moderated by Ufuk Batum, ODTU Teknokent 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break Session 5 Business Incubation & Acceleration 11.30 – 12:00 Key players presentations Adnan Sahsuvar, Cofounder of Entrepreneurship Training and Consultancy Center Emin Okutan, Co-founder of Viveka Incubation Center Elif Bugdaycioglu, Program Manager of ATOM (Animation Technology and Game Center at ODTU Teknokent) Taylan Ozgur Demirkaya, Coordinator of Embriyonix Incubation Center 12:00 –13: 00 Roundtable discussion with delegates from the MENA moderated by Fouad Mrad, UN-ESCWA Technology Centre 13:00– 14: 00 Lunch Session 6 Commercialization 14:00 – 14:30 Key players presentations Cem Soysal, General Manager at Inventram Inc Cengiz Yilmaz, Head of Business Administration Department at Middle East Technical University Fazilet Vardar SUKAN, Director at EBILTEM Technology Transfer Office İbrahim Erkan, Investment Support Expert at the Ankara Development Agency Pınar Durtas, Expert at Technology Development Foundation of Turkey 14:30 - 15:30 Roundtable discussion with delegates from the MENA moderated by: Nizar Halasah, UN-ESCWA Technology centre 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break/Knowledge café* Session 7 Internationalization 16:00 16:30 Key players presentations Erdogan Cesmeli, Executive Director of Strategic Investments in Turkey at GE Kazım Yalcinoglu, President of METU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Platform Ozgur Deniz Onur, Co-founder of Mobilus 16:30 – 17:30 Roundtable discussion with delegates from the MENA moderated by Luis Sanz, Director General at the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) 17:30 – 18:00 Conclusions & Recommendations 18:00 – 20:00 Visit to Historical Ankara Castle 20.00 Networking Dinner Day 3: Wednesday June 18, 2014 9.00 – 11.00 ODTU Teknokent visit A guided tour of the facilities including: Technology & Transfer Offices (TTO), Incubators, graduate SMEs, research centres, laboratories.