Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We are working to transform İzmir into a region with high innovation capacity that produces technology and exports it.

The strength of a region’s economy is closely related to its productivity, growth rate, competitiveness, export volume, capital size and the quality of the workforce. In order to strengthen the regional economy in İzmir, we aim to increase efficient and high value-added production.

With this purpose, we are working to strengthen the infrastructure, human resource as well as the cooperation between public institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations. We prepare regional plans to increase innovation and technology based production, entrepreneurship as well as the export of value-added products and services, we then conduct activities in line with these plans.

Strategy and Analyses

İzmir Regional Innovation Strategy

The strategy document that determines the R&D and innovation potential of İzmir and includes the action plan to develop this potential is a guide for all regional stakeholders.

İzmir Clustering Analysis

The clustering activities carried out to strengthen the competitiveness of the region are managed within the framework of İzmir Clustering Strategy and Analysis, which was established to contribute to the development of the existing and potential clusters.

PROVIDED SUPPORTS

We prepare regional development plans based on the principle of participation in line with the National Development Plan and provide technical and financial support to the projects and activities for the implementation of these plans.

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INNOVATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP ORIENTED PROJECTS

67M TL

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

(by the end of 2020)

FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS

  • 2014 – Transformation to Information Society and Information and Communication Technologies
  • 2011 – Technological Production and Innovation in 2011
  • 2008 – Financial Support for the SME’s

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Start in İZMİR Platform

We created a platform where the regional stakeholders in İzmir startup ecosystem are brought together under the corporate identity of Start in İzmir.

The platform aims to develop the entrepreneurial environment in the region as well as to promote İzmir startup ecosystem in the international arena.

INNOVATION IN İZMİR

9

Universites

4

Technology Development Zones

94

R&D Centers

29

Design Centers

65

Patent (in 2020)

57

Utility Models (in 2020)

Digital Transformation in İZMİR

Companies need guidance in their digital transformation process, which is a major paradigm shift. As one of the work steps carried out by our agency for the digital transformation of companies from Izmir, the Digital Maturity Model, by which companies can measure their competence in the digitalization process, has been developed and published on www.digitalolgunluk.izka.org.tr

The most distinctive feature of the Model is that it is inclusive of all sectors and takes into account national business culture. It aims to facilitate the development of a strategic approach by providing companies with the right information on their digital transformation journeys.

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