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Ms Seda Olmez Cakar

Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)
Sr Specialist
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. Having worked as R&D engineer in national and multinational companies, she mainly focused on programme design, implementation and evaluation within the area technological innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of public and private sector. In TTGV, (Technology Development Foundation of Turkey) where she has been working as the Senior Expert and Project Manager, she designed, managed and involved in various national and international programs/projects within the scope of R&D, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, intellectual capital reporting, sector analysis, corporate and academic spin-offs, technology transfer, crowdfunding and impact investment. She works for the value creation for TTGV’s stakeholders, by understanding the needs, expectations and priorities, by developing new tools and synthesizing experiences and new ideas. She • Worked in close relationship with many national and international public and private bodies, research institutions, NGOs, universities and technoparks. • Developed and managed TechAnkara network, which is an independent brand for regional thought and action mobilizing Ankara’s potential in technology & research. • Evaluated and monitored more than 150 R&D industry projects applied for funding. • Participated as speaker in many national and international meetings. • Participated in many publications, policy documents and studies within science, technology, innovation and R&D framework.