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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology Development Zones
Patent (in 2020)
Utility Models (in 2020)
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