Funding Opportunities for Machine Manufacturing Sector

Digital transformation is one of the hot topics in the European Commission’s agenda. The EU defines that digital transformation is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems, the predominance of innovative business models and new processes, and the creation of smart products and services . In this respect, it is obvious that digital transformation is very important for the growth of all industries and one of them is manufacturing industry. Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, was invited to “Machine’s Agenda” Radio Programme of the ST SMEs’ Radio Channel (105.8) in Turkey which is presented by Arif Onur Kaçak, the General Secretary of AIMSAD to talk about the funding systems and opportunities for machinery manufacturing industry to develop innovative projects on digital transformation.


The Latest From DIGITgame

The first year of the DIGITgame (Digital Improvement by Game in Teaching) Project, funded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union to achieve learning goals in science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) curriculum, has been completed successfully and the second year’s activities started! The Project Partners IBIMET-CNR (IT), Liceo Sensale (IT), Clicks and Links…


What is happening in PlasticTwist?

Plastictwist Pilots are on a roll, with different events and activities. Want to know more about what is happening, check out the second edition of our Newsletter and join in at one of the activities.

We have also established cooperation with other projects and initiatives, and these have also been highlighted in out newsletter

#Plastictwist, #Revalueplastic, #Reclaimplastic, #H2020
#Cappsi, #CircularDesign, Capssi EU, Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability Comrades


Innovation Practices for Social Good

The Social Good Summit Istanbul meet-up on the 15th of October, 2018 hosted the record number of participants and speakers since this event started to be held also in Turkey in 2013. There were around 60 speakers and 1000 participants from the business world, academics, representatives of non-governmental organizations, artists, press and influencers. The theme of this year was the world that we want to live in 2030! Admittedly, clean environment was one of the most desirable ones. In terms of plastic waste and climate change themes, Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, talked about the PTwist and DIGITgame Projects as good innovation practices.


The circular economy debate: examples of good practice in business

Innovative businesses and projects on Plastic, Food and Toy sectors initiated in regards the circular economy in Turkey were discussed in a panel on the 14th of November, 2018 at Atölye Bomontiada, İstanbul. The debate were on the good practices; PlasticTwist by Leyla Arsan CEO of TAGES, TOYI by ATOLYE’s co-founder Engin Ayaz and Fazla Gıda by its founder Olcay Silahlı, This has been one of the activities of Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018, curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Circular Economy Club and moderated by ZERO Circular Design Studio’s Founder Gülin Ölçer.