As TAGES we start a new Project named “PTwist – An open platform for plastics lifecycle awareness, monetization, and sustainable innovation” which is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, under ICT-11-2017 Call (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation – Innovation action) and coordinated by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the budget of 2.178.353,00 €.
The 6th National Open Access Conference and OpenAIRE Workshop was organized at Ege University Ataturk Cultural Center on October 24-25, 2017 in Izmir and the event hosted by Izmir Institute of Technology. The aim of the event was to raise to awareness on open access, open science and open data and draw attention to harmonization of Open access policy, strategy, legislation, infrastructure and services in Turkey with the European Union (EU). Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, attended event to introduce the OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) which is a very helpful tool to access science public data (www.openisme.eu).
ICT Proposers’ Day 2017, which is one of the biggest research and innovation networking events organized by the European Commission, was held on 9 and 10 November, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event focused on the new Horizon 2018-2020 Work Programme in the field of ICT, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), and Societal Challenges which was launched on Oct 27, 2017. It will allocate roughly € 6 billion from the overall EU budget of € 30 billion to research and innovation in ICT.
This year ICT Proposers’ Day will be organized on Nov 9-10, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The event will focus on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and bring together academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. Like every year, TAGES Team will be there to discuss project ideas and build consortiums.
EU ICT-PSP OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) Project Partners came together in Paris Meeting on Sep 18-19, 2017. TAGES shared the feedbacks of the Turkish SMEs and Entrepreneurs who use OPENISME Platform to develop innovative projects and business ideas.
Nowadays one of the first things that comes in minds when you discuss the necessities of a smart city is “Open Data”. Last month Smart Future Expo Summit and Fair was organized by TET (Turkish Electrical Electronics and Services Exporters Association) within the Project Bazaar 6 Event on Sep 6-7, 2017 and the importance of Open Data was addressed by Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, during the panel namely “Transforming Data into Information and Managing Cities with Information” where she was one of the panellists.
TAGES, one of the partners of the EU-funded OPENISME Project, has been invited for a collaboration where TUBITAK is implementing the Programme for young techno entrepreneurs called BIGG and OPENISME is being used as a tool by program participating Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) and the entrepreneur applicants applied for the programme for their innovative business ideas.
The members of Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Businessmen Association (AIMSAD) started to use OPENISME (Open Innovation Platform for Innovative SMEs) Platform to boost their innovation capacity. Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES and EU Projects Consultant of AIMSAD, met the members in the Gala Dinner of AIMSAD and presented how TAGES helps SMEs through OPENISME on their way to innovation.
European Commission has established specific funding programmes which helps EU manufacturing enterprises, especially SMEs, to adapt to global competitive pressures by improving the technological base of EU manufacturing systems. In recent months, Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, presented the EU Funding opportunities for Turkish Machine Manufacturers in Konya Industry Summit.
Around 200 participants from 13 Countries met in ‘Digital World & Developments’ Event in Maltepe University, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, organized as the International Student Congress on ‘Digital World & Developments’ in Istanbul on April 6-7, 2017 where Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES was the key-note speaker of the event.