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ECONOMY Worlds 16th/ Europes 6th largest economy EUs 5th largest export and 7th largest import partner in 2009 Number one TV manufacturer in Europe 5th.

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2 ECONOMY Worlds 16th/ Europes 6th largest economy EUs 5th largest export and 7th largest import partner in 2009 Number one TV manufacturer in Europe 5th largest clothing manufacturer in the world and 2nd biggest supplier to the EU Worlds 8th and Europes 3rd largest iron and steel producer 2 *Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

3 3 SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY 78 million population Median age % of total population is under median age Over 35 million internet users Mobile penetration rate 97.3% 66 million registered mobile subscribers (usage 3rd in Europe) 4th largest Telecom Market in Europe Over 29 million facebook users (4th in the world /2nd in Europe)

4 4 HIGHER EDUCATION HE reforms over the past decade Rapid expansion in number of universities Increasing student places in existing universities

5 5 RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT Participation in FP7: 82.4 million received by TR partners between in support of 540 Turkish partners Technology Development Zones: 4000 ongoing 7000 completed 300 patents the product export value exceeded 500 million dollars Publications in refereed journals increased significantly in the last few years Turkeys ranking increased from 35 to 18 (1996 to 2010)

6 6 Research and Development expenditure increased by % 14.6 in 2010 Ongoing growth in the number of the researchers 2009 EC Eurostat Statistics in 2009 the 3rd highest average annual growth rate (AAGR) of researchers in FTE (full time employment) in Europe (13.4 %) 2010 The share of Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD) in GDP was 0.84%, (FTE) R&D personnel was 81,792 FTE researchers 64,341 in 2010 RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

7 7 Information Technologies Biotechnology and Gene Technologies Material Technologies Nanotechnology Design Technologies Mechatronics Energy and Environmental Technologies Production Methods and Machinery TURKEYS RESEARCH PRIORITIES

8 8 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST


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