With one of the most promising innovation ecosystems, Turkey has the potential to boost productivity and meet the urgent needs of society through greater innovation. That can only happen if Turkey’s innovation ecosystem engages with the best minds, organisations and facilities wherever they are in the world.
To support that goal, T-DEB is committed to supporting private companies, social enterprises and NGOs in Turkey and the UK to help them take the initial steps towards long-lasting collaborations in innovation, which address the societal challenges impacting underserved communities in Turkey.
The T-DEB programme is funded by Innovate UK‘s Newton Fund. This public fund’s aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries such as Turkey.
T-DEB’s partners in Turkey include Bilkent Cyberpark, ODTÜ Teknokent, Teknopark Izmir and TTGV, as well as Cambridge Cleantech, SEHTA, and BIA in the United Kingdom.
T-DEB endorses UK companies by sponsoring a mission to Turkey in the third phase of the project. Our partnership acceleration programme between September and December 2019 will help deepen the relationships between the UK and the Turkish organisations by providing 1:1 mentoring, guidance, and advice from experts in areas that are most relevant to the partnerships. We will also support these partnerships by attracting relevant financiers to the final showcasing event Feb/March 2020 (stage 4)
If you missed the opportunity to attend one of our workshops you can watch this short presentation by Dr Cindy Regalado explaining what T-DEB is and how we can help you create innovation partnerships with the UK companies. A recording of the presentation made in the workshops in Turkey can be found here.