Ege D-Tech’s Project Team visit Ireland

The Project Team and representatives from Ege Teknopark, Ege University, EGIAD, and the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Türkiye come to Ireland on a study visit for a week on the 29th May to see at first-hand how Ireland has become an internationally recognized success supporting Deep-Tech Start-up businesses. The overall aims were to compare the […]

The second cohort of the Accelerate İzmir Programme has commenced

The onboarding kick off meeting of Accelerate İzmir: Growth Strategy Validation Programme Second Cohort within the scope of IPA funded ‘Izmir Network and Innovation Centre (Izmir NIC) Project’ has been successfully completed. The project’s purpose to enhance the commercialisation and internationalisation of innovative products by fostering networks and strategic partnership among relevant stakeholders. The specific Accelerate Programme will provide support to the selected companies vias pecialised training, mentoring, access to markets, legal service support, investor meetings and networking activities.  The meeting was held on 23rd February 2023 with 102 participants and the Accelerate İzmir Programme Second Cohort with the selected 32 companies from ICT and renewable energy sectors.   The first session of the Kick-off Meeting was started with the opening speech of Teknopark İzmir General […]

IDI granted an extension for Turkey in Horizon Phase II Technical Assistance Project

IDI’s excellent performance has been under the limelight for project outcomes achieved to date. IDI’s Ankara-based EU funded project,‘Turkey in Horizon Phase II (TH2020 II)’, has been granted a 13.5 month-extension. The project will be completed in March 2024.  The TH2020II project successfully connects Turkish researchers and SMEs with their European counterparts. Until now, IDI’s TH2020 II project has truly made […]

Bahrain International Investment Park Success

IDI have just completed a successful 15 year project with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in Bahrain to develop, manage and promote the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP). To mark the end of the project, IDI Managing Director, Ronan Deignan, recently met with The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, H.E. Zayed R. […]

IDI launches the IDI Institute

IDI has officially launched the IDI Institute. The Institute is IDI’s training arm and offers an extensive range of training, capacity building and knowledge transfer services for economic development professionals, ministries and agencies.  Speaking at the launch, IDI Institute Director Gerry O’Brien said that “IDI has worked closely with national and regional government agencies for […]

Upcoming Turkey in Horizon 2020 Events

IDI wishes to announce that the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), supported by IDI’s EU-funded project “Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” is inviting you to three International Networking Events dedicated to the five EU Horizon Europe Missions. These networking events are designed to gather together people from Europe and beyond. Attendees  come […]

Türkiye Horizon Europe launch event takes place

On 21 March 2022, following the signature of the Horizon Europe association agreement between the European Commission and Turkey, the Horizon Europe Launch Event was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The event, supported by Turkey in “Horizon 2020 Phase-II” Technical Assistance Project, introduced Horizon Europe objectives after the transition from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The […]

İzmir NIC brings ecosystem members together

The second meeting of the Izmir NIC Ecosystem Development Programme was held on April 13, 2022, at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel as part of the İzmir NIC Project, implemented by Teknopark İzmir. The Partnership Strategy Development Meetings continue to bring together representatives of ecosystem actors in Izmir and the region. The “Izmir NIC Ecosystem […]

Deep Technology Incubator for Entrepreneurs project kicks off

IDI has been awarded a 33-month contract by the European Union to to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region by improving technological development and innovation capacity. The project is aimed to enhance the commercialisation and internationalisation of innovative products by establishing a smart specialised interface, targeting early-stage deep-technology startup commercialisation. The project’s beneficiary […]