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
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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
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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.
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