2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Turkey: Innovation in Global Communities

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon H
500 E 4th St

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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Bestem Buyum

Head of Analytics & Creative Dir at Kimola


Ms. Buyum is the Head of Analytics and Creative Director for Kimola, a Big Data and Social Media Analytics firm in Ankara, Turkey. Here expertise is in new product design, marketing and international ITC generally.

Canan Cakmakci


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...

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Ceren Aslan

Technology Transfer Officer


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 cou...

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Ms Seda Olmez Cakar

Sr Specialist

Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)

Ms. Cakar is Senior Specialist for the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey where she currently serves as a Senior Specialist/Project Manager for the Innovation Network in the Country of Tur...

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