A NEW IDENTITY FOR IZMIR INOVIZ
SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BRIDGES
Theme: Izmir for Health
The three major universities in Izmir (Ege University, 9 Eylül University and Izmir Institute of Technology) are acknowledged as the national and international authorities in Biomedical Technologies, subjects including but not limited to Bioengineering, Bio-mechanics, and Materials Sciences.
Human resources, physical infrastructure and research results, in this field, have enough capacity to lead Biomedical Technologies Industry and Production Sector which is now beginning to develop in Izmir.
For this reason and by these resources, creation of clusters and excellence centers will assure the leadership of Izmir in this area.
The project consists of three stages that depend on industrial and academic partnership:
R & D integrated with advanced education web
Science and Technology Park
An international Graduate Program will be activated at Biomedical Technologies field with the support of The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey-TUBITAK, Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association-TASSA, qualified EU universities and three national universities within the scope of INOVERSITE.
This program-, is going to give post graduate (M. Sc.), doctorate (Ph. D) and post doctorate (Post Doc) degrees in an exchange program model. This education will be carried out with the support of three universities, Turkish academicians who are the members of TASSA and currently living in USA, high degree officials of TUBITAK and a high coordination committee. Our goal is to train qualified employees and encourage R&D operations to make the region a leader in biomedical technologies field.
Education activities in INOVERSITE which is a virtual creation, will be performed with the support of the three universities physical and human resources basis and also in the framework of a memorandum of understanding was signed among them.
In an R&D Center created by Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co-ESBAS and other local / foreign sector stakeholders, within the scope of INOVAKENT, the devices that universities cannot provide because of the financial difficulties will be provided. Both researchers from Izmir and other parts of Turkey or American scientists coming from TASSA will be free to use them.
INOVATEK will pave the way for commercializing the research results. Izmir and its surrounding is becoming a more appealing location for Biomedical Technologies. In this concept, the basis for creating national and international new technologies and unique products will be completed.
Ege University Science and Technology Centre-EBILTEM is the coordinator of the EU CIP Program. International cooperation will be made with Enterprise Europe Network. R&D and promotion support for reaching international markets and attracting foreign investment shall be developed. The enterprise will be stronger by coordination and cooperation of ESBAS and American medical product firms.
With this unique approach individuals who gain necessary skills will become creative, innovative, solution oriented, positive with a global vision.
- Izmir is an ideal environment to work at for R&D scientists from both Turkish and foreign countries,
- The greater wealth of Izmirs infrastructure and human resources will be attractive for local and foreign investments,
- A cluster in Biomedical Sector will be triggered.