The Türkiye Innovation Week, scheduled to take place at the Istanbul Haliç Congress Center from November 23rd to 25th, will be graced by the presence of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking at the press briefing for the event, Mustafa Gültepe, Chairman of the Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TİM), pointed out Türkiye's significant leap in the Global Innovation Index, emphasizing, "Our goal is to position our country among the top 10 countries in exports through innovation".
The 10th annual introduction meeting of the Türkiye Innovation Week (TIW), organized by the Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TİM) and regarded as the largest gathering in Türkiye and its neighboring region, was held at Fişekhane Istanbul with the participation of TİM Chairman Mustafa Gültepe, TİM Vice Chairmen Çetin Tecdelioğlu and Kutlu Karavelioğlu, TİM Secretary General Bilal Bedir, and strategic partners including Türk Telekom, Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), Ziraat Bankası, Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası (VakıfBank), Arzum, İhracatı Geliştirme A.Ş. (İGE), Trendyol, and Türkiye Halk Bankası (Halkbank) officials.
"OUR GOAL IS TO PROPEL OUR COUNTRY INTO THE TOP 10 IN EXPORTS THROUGH INNOVATION"
The Chairman of the Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TİM), Mustafa Gültepe, mentioned that this year's Türkiye Innovation Week (TIW) will be held at the Istanbul Haliç Congress Center from November 23rd to 25th under the auspices of President Erdoğan. Gültepe highlighted TİM's significant efforts to foster the development of the innovation ecosystem, stating, "For a decade, we've undertaken a critical mission, bringing together half a million participants and 10 million viewers, uniting Türkiye's pioneers in innovation. Over 225,000 students from 164 universities took part in the Innovation Week. We've achieved a significant leap in the Global Innovation Index. Türkiye ranked 74th a decade ago, and now we stand at 39th. Our goal is to propel our country into the top 10 exporting nations through innovation. Therefore, we've initiated an accelerated MaratON on the 10 areas humanity will require in the upcoming century. We aim to elevate our pride, the Innovation Week, onto a global platform, henceforth, organizing our event under the name of 'Türkiye Innovation Week'."
TIW WILL INTRODUCE THE LEADING FIGURES IN THEIR AREAS TO THE VISITORS
TİM Vice Chairman Kutlu Karavelioğlu shared insights about the TIW program and its participants, stating, "We're uniting the largest entrepreneurship family in Türkiye, TİM-TEB Entrepreneurship Houses, the Innovation-Focused Mentorship program Inosuit, Türkiye's First Innovation Development Program InovaLIG, Türkiye's youngest and most innovative family InovaTIM, MasterClasses, and the Innovation Academy to bring together the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Head of Defense Industry Agency, Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity Expert Dr. Magda Lilia Chelly, World Free Diving Record Holder Şahika Ercümen, Artificial Intelligence Expert Edgar Perez, Environmental Activist Alexandra Cousteau will be present at the event. In an area showcasing 11 exhibitions and installations; contemporary subjects such as new media, digital arts, bio-art, and artificial intelligence will be brought together, featuring the Sketch to Pixel Digital Art Exhibition, actively promoting digital art, and the 'Construction of a Dream' artwork, where memories of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk were transformed into a data sculpture by AI experts and digital artists, will meet art enthusiasts for three days".
“INNOVATION” MEETING OF CEOs
The Türkiye Innovation Week will host CEOs from leading brands in Türkiye. Among them are Zorlu Energy's CEO İbrahim Sinan Ak, Ülker's CEO Mete Buyurgan, Trendyol's CEO Erdem İnan, Ticimax's CEO Cenk Çiğdemli, Martı's Co-founder Sena Öktem, Irmak Emekdaş, the E-commerce and Multichannel Industries Group Leader from Meta Türkiye, and Remco Timmermans, the Founder of SpaceSide. They will convene with participants on the event stage.