February edition of Bilgi Cagi magazine takes the issue of technoparks and clustering which play an important role in R&D and innovation. Technopark and Clustering issue of the magazine questions how the system works in Turkey for technoparks and the obstacles in front of clustering in Turkey. The magazine takes the views of the experts such as technopark managers on environment for R&D and innovation and the new R&D legislation.
Bilgi Cagi magazine not only deals with the system and the state for technoparks, it also looks from the other side, from the window of the companies established in technoparks and questions how the technoparks can respond to the demands of the resided companies. The magazine dwells upon new R&D legislation and how it will affect the technopark companies.
Leyla Arsan, TAGES CEO and one of the main contributors of the magazine, looked upon the situation for technoparks in Turkey and suggested a structure formed by platforms which are flexible, dynamic and can easily merge and separate, which can be called as flagella technoparks because of the similarity of the proposed structure to the flagella in microbiology, a tail-like structure that projects from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and functions in locomotion.
Arsan writes that although the number of projects, patents, cooperation with universities increased, R&D sector has begun to be formed with technoparks. However, considering the open innovation, open research networks and living labs in the world we should effectively respond the fast and altering world and technology. Therefore, she believes that we need to work on new systems and mechanisms which do not focus on a specific sector, can allow open research and cooperation, provide incentives to new ideas, start-ups and SMEs, and which can operate independently.
Bilgi Cagi magazine brings up to date another clustering; the ICT Valley whose feasibility study is being carried out by Technobee. The study group, coordinated by Leyla Arsan, is working on the feasibility of the place for the establishment of an ICT Valley in Turkey and at the end of the study will offer 2 cities proper for the valley, and will offer the best structuring and management model.
TAGES is one of the main contributors in Bilgi Cagi magazine which is published monthly with a vision to watch R&D and innovation processes of Turkey where the target mass is public organisations, NGOs, private sector, universities and all parties responsible for the R&D and innovation improvement of Turkey.
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