Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy is Published

Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy has been published within the framework of the mission to be a pioneer in the development and implementation of development strategies that will turn Ankara into a global capital, economically, culturally and politically.

The framework for the study was created taking into account the steps in the Guide to Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specializations RIS 3, published by the European Commission in 2012.

While preparing the Regional Innovation Strategy, our main objectives are; Identification of Ankara’s national / global competitive advantage, strengthening its competitiveness with innovative practices and technologies based on knowledge and R&D. The study was carried out on the basis of the five prominent sectors of Ankara, defense, IT, business and construction machinery, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and agriculture and food sectors. In the final document, which we created by working intensely with our stakeholders throughout the entire process, we determined sectoral strategies and actions for Ankara.

Our agency is committed to developing cooperation among the public sector, private sector, local governments, universities and NGOs to mobilize local potential. In this sense, the ideas, suggestions and critical approaches of our stakeholders have been a guide for us in all stages of the Regional Innovation Strategy. Indeed, the European Commission’s smart specialization guide (RIS3) emphasizes that the importance of the participation of stakeholders and that such a strategy document that will be the compass of local development can only be created and implemented with the active participation of all stakehold.

Since the beginning of the work as the Ankara Development Agency we give importance to the participation of our stakeholders  both through the advisory board, technical board, focus group meetings, in-depth interviews with companies, as well as through surveys applied to industry representatives. While preparing our strategy document, we acted with our stakeholders with a futuristic perspective by considering the Ankara of 2030, 2050, the needs of that day and the solutions that could be answered. We know that a successful regional innovation strategy will be possible only if all stakeholders feel common responsibility and effectively implement the determined strategies, goals and actions. In this context, we hope that our strategy document will accelerate the synergy among our stakeholders in the development works of our region.

 

The document can be reached from the link

ANKARA REAGIONAL INNOVATION STRATEGY

Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy  Intersectoral Cooperation Workshop

Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy  Intersectoral Cooperation Workshop  took place at OSTİM. A team work was realized by participants from public and private institutions and NGOs  in order to reveal a new product / technology and cooperation between sectors (defense and aerospace, pharmaceutical and medical devices, business and construction machinery, informatics and agriculture-food)  in the following themes. The possible partnership methods, structures, legislation and human resources infrastructure for intersectoral cooperation were drafted.

Intersectoral Collaboration Work Themes

Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sector

THEME 1: Artificial organs

THEME 2: Remote diagnosis treatment systems

Construction Machinery Industry

THEME 3: Robotic machines

THEME 4: Intelligent construction sites

THEME 5: Critical parts production

Food and Agriculture Sector

TEMA 6: Food technologies

THEME 7: Intelligent agriculture (pre-harvest innovative solutions: sensors, camera systems, etc.)

TEMA 8: Use of medicinal plants in pharmaceutical industry

Innovation Ecosystem

THEME 9: Clusters for the development of common technologies (VR, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc.)

THEME 10: R & D, applied research and commercialization

 

Work and Construction Machinery Sector Focus Group Meeting

In the extent of the Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy, Work and Construction Machinery sector representatives met in the roundtable meeting that was held at the Ankara Development Agency. In addition to the İMDER, MAKFED, İMMB, ARÜSDER, Construction Machinery Cluster, representatives from companies and universities attended to the meeting. A presentation was realized  about the Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy and current situation of the sector in Ankara and then the meeting continued with the determining the strategic priorities and targets of the sector by the participants.

Defense and Aerospace Industry Focus Group Meeting

A focus group meeting on Defense and Aerospace Industry was held with the cooperation of Central Anatolian Exporters Union within the scope of Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy. In the meeting there were representatives of public institutions such as Ministry of Science and Technology and Presidency of Defense Industries as well as primary enterprises of sector like TUSAŞ, Aselsan and Roketsan. The meeting started with the presentation of current situation analysis’ findings of the sectors by staff of the agency and continued with the determining the strategic priorities and targets of the sector by the participants.

ICT Sector Focus Group Meeting

In the extent of the Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy, ICT sector representatives met in the roundtable meeting that was held at the Ankara Development Agency. In addition to the ODTÜ Teknokent and the TBD, a lot of representatives from the ICT companies attended the meeting. In the short presentation it was talked about the Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy, ICT sector trends in the world and ICT market and current situation in Ankara. Then taking into consideration of development areas and potentials of the sector, discussion was made in order to determine strategic priorities and action plans. In line with the suggestions of the representatives, the sector’s road map will be prepared.

Agriculture and Food Sector Focus Group Meeting

Within the scope of the Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy studies, representatives of the Agriculture and Food sector met at a focus group meeting at the Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Ankara University. Ankara University Technopark, Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, the Chamber of Agriculture, the Union of and Ankara Sheep and Goat Breeders representatives and as well as many private sector companies were present at the meeting.Following the sharing of quantitative and qualitative data with the participants, an interactive study was conducted in order to take the strategies, targets and actions that will form the basis of the innovation strategy document by considering the development areas and potentials of the sector in Ankara. The sector’s roadmap will be prepared with the suggestions representatives of the sector put forward in the meeting. Following the sharing of quantitative and qualitative data with the participants, an interactive study was conducted in order to take the strategies, targets and actions that will form the basis of the innovation strategy document by considering the development areas and potentials of the sector in Ankara. The sector’s roadmap will be prepared with the suggestions representatives of the sector put forward in the meeting.

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Sector Focus Group Meeting

Within the scope of Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy studies, representatives of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices sector met at the focus group meeting held at Ankara Development Agency. In addition to representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Health, TİTCK, İvedik and OSTİM Medical Cluster, universities and technoparks; many producers attended the meeting. Following the sharing of quantitative and qualitative data with the participants, an interactive study was conducted in order to take the strategies, targets and actions that will form the basis of the innovation strategy document by considering the development areas and potentials of the sector in Ankara. The sector’s roadmap will be prepared with the suggestions representatives of the sector put forward in the meeting.

Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy Twitter Account

TR51 Ankara Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS) related reseach and meetings are continuing under the coordination of Ankara Development Agency in order to transform potentials of the region into economic and social added value. In this context, the activities carried out related to BYS are also disseminated by the new twitter account named @AnkaraBYS.


https://twitter.com/AnkaraBYS

Stakeholder Meeting of Work and Construction Machinary Sector

The stakeholder meeting was hosted on November 8, 2018 by the ISIM Cluster. The meeting started with the opening speech of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ISIM Cluster Mr. Halide RASİM. Then the head of Business Development and Strategy Unit of Ankara Development Agency Coşkun Şerefoğlu informed the participants about the research results about Work and Construction Machinery Sector within the scope of the Regional Innovation Strategy. After the presentation, the participants shared their opinions and evaluations about the Work and Construction Machinery sector.

Regional Innovation Strategy: Site visit to Bama

The Bama company, started to operate in Ankara in 2010 after the long-term R&D studies of paralyzed patients with the introduction of robots in the field of rehabilitation. and which leads to reduce the dependence on foreign countries significantly . The interview of the company in the service unit of METU Technopark on  July 5, 2015  has ended with the examination of the production area of ​​robots.