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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Turkey: Innovation in Global Communities

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While Turkey is an acknowledged economic leader in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA), many are not aware of the tremendous scientific and and technological advancements to be seen in the country as it evolves into a leading knowledge based economy for the 21st Century.
Come learn about emerging initiatives supporting innovation, technology transfer and startup creation from Turkish representatives across the country. Through sponsorship of the US Department of State Building Opportunities Out of Science and Technology (BOOST) program, representatives from Ege University, stanbul University, Middle East Technical University, Technology Development Foundation of Turkey and Kimola (a Turkish Start Up in IT) will present on the unique opportunities and challenges to be found in the Turkish region.

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Ceren Aslan

Technology Transfer Officer, ODTU TEKNOKENT
Ms. Aslan has completed coursework in Business Administration and Communications. She is a Technology Transfer Expert from ODTU Teknokent which is the largest science and technology park in the country of Turkey. Her focus area is on helping to build the technology transfer offices... Read More →
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Bestem Buyum

Head of Analytics & Creative Dir at Kimola, Kimola
Ms. Buyum graduated from Middle East Technical University summa cum laude in 2008, obtaining a BSc. in Sociology and a minor in Industrial Design. After that she got Dean’s scholarship from Bilkent University for her M.A. studies in Design and Communication. She wrote her thesis... Read More →
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Ms Seda Olmez Cakar

Sr Specialist, Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)
Seda OLMEZ CAKAR is an experienced and dedicated scholar within the area technological innovation and entrepreneurship. She hold M.SC. in Chemical Engineering from University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and M.Sc in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Middle East Technical University... Read More →
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Canan Cakmakci

GM, Bilkent Cyberpark
Received her B.Sc in Industrial Engineering, in 1998 from Middle East Technical University. She later on continued her education in the University of Texas and received an M.Sc degree in Industrial Engineering, and consecutively an M.B.A degree in year 2003. Having served as the International... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
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