According to the statement made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the technology corridor, which will advance Turkey in the field of civil technologies, will spread to 4 cities from two sister countries. Informatics Valley, which was realized with the vision of “National Technology Move”, will reach from Kocaeli to Istanbul and from there to Izmir and Baku.
A ceremony will be held in Izmir for the official openings of Informatics Valley Izmir, Informatics Valley Istanbul and Informatics Valley Baku. With the openings to be held together by Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank and Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Informatics Valley, Turkey’s technology and innovation base, will become a global technology corridor.
Official opening tomorrow
In addition to Ministers Varank and Kasapoğlu, President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koç, General Manager of Informatics Valley Serdar İbrahimcioğlu and İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran will also attend.
Informatics Valley Promotional Film and Mega Technology Corridor Opening Film will also be screened at the ceremony. After the opening speeches, the ministers and the accompanying delegation will visit the Informatics Valley Izmir Incubation Center.
“Informatics Valley is not a location, it is actually an idea and it has locations”
Informatics Valley General Manager İbrahimcioğlu, whose views were included in the statement, stated that they played an important role in transferring Turkey’s success in the defense industry to civilian technologies, and said, “Information Valley is not a location, it is actually an idea and it has locations. In Kocaeli, Istanbul, Izmir. It could be another time in Baku, in another country or city.” used the phrases.
Emphasizing that the activities started in Informatics Valley Istanbul and that they received applications from companies in Izmir and Baku, İbrahimcioğlu said, “We will hold the official opening of these three technology and innovation bases on May 2. With these openings that will add value to the Informatics Valley brand, our valley is also more known and visible in the international arena. we’ll make it.” made its assessment.
Civil technologies in focus
Informatics Valley was established in Kocaeli in order to transfer the success of Turkey in the defense industry to civilian technologies. Informatics Valley, which also hosts Turkey’s Automobile Togg, has made a name for itself in the technology and innovation ecosystem with its Incubation Business Center, Digital Game and Animation Cluster Center, Turkey Open Source Platform, Acceleration Programs and 42 Software Schools.
Informatics Valley, which aims to strengthen Turkey’s existing geopolitical advantages geotechnologically with its Istanbul, Izmir and Baku campuses, draws attention with the projects it has developed with universities, the collaborations it maintains with strong brands and the advantages it provides to entrepreneurs. Informatics Valley’s Kocaeli and Istanbul campuses contain a total of 475 companies. Approximately 6 thousand people work on the two campuses, where 314 projects have been completed and 530 projects are ongoing.