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1 Turkish Research Area and European Technology Platforms Hüseyin Güler FP6 Deputy National Coordinator

2 2 Scope National competitiveness and science, technology and innovation (STI) Progress in STI and new developments in Turkey Turkish Participation in FPs and ETPs

3 3 National Competitiveness* “The degree of which a country can, under free and fair market conditions, produce goods and services which meet the test of international markets, while simultaneously maintaining and expanding the real incomes of its people over the long term." *OECD

4 4 The Diamond of National Advantage* Firm Strategy, Structure and Rivalry Factor Conditions Demand Conditions Related and Supporting Industries *Porter

5 5 Land Labor Capital Infrastructure Factor Conditions

6 6 Land Surface 1000 km 2 1 10 100 1000 10000 EU 15EU 10TRUSAJapanChina

7 7 Population million 1 10 100 1000 10000 EU 15EU 10TRUSAJapanChina

8 8 (*) Turkish State Planning Organization Demographics 0-14 Age 15-64 Age 65+ Age

9 9 Skilled Labor Readily Available * IMD, Competitiveness Year Book, (survey)

10 10 International Experience of Senior Managers * IMD, Competitiveness Year Book, (survey) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 EU 15EU 10TRUSAJapanChina

11 11 Productivity(2003) GDP per Labor Force (US $)

12 12 Global Market Shares (2002)* * OECD Main Science and Tech Indicators, 2004/2

13 13 Change Social Economical Technological Cultural

14 14 National Science Technology Innovation Initiative

15 15 To increase the quality of life in Turkey To find solutions to social problems Main Objectives of Turkish Research Area * 10. BTYK Kararı (2005/10) To increase the competitive power of our country To create awareness and interest in STI in the society

16 16  To increase the share of R&D expenditures in GDP Basic Targets of Turkish Research Area * Supreme Council for Science and Technology, 10. Meeting (Decree 2004/1-3c)c  To increase the demand for R&D  To increase the number and the quality of R&D personnel

17 17 GERD as Percentage of GDP In 1967, US: 3.31 % UK: 2.93 % USSR: 2.42 % In 2003, EU-25: % 1.81 In 2010, EU-25: % 3

18 18 R&D Expenditures* *2005 constant prices

19 19 GERD by Performers Government Private Enterp. Higher Ed. EU-25 (2003) % 14 % 64 % 22 TR(2003) % 11 % 23 % 66

20 20 Year 2004.... 10. SCST Decree 2004/1-4 –It has been decided that, starting from the 2005 budget, additional public funds will be allocated so that the share of R&D expenditures in GDP will be increased to 2% by 2010.

21 21 Direct Public R&D Funds* * State Planning Organization, Funds for Universties’ Scientific Research Projects, Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade, TUBITAK, TTGV, KOSGEB, FP6, 2005 constant prices

22 22 DTM-TUBITAK Technology and Innovation Support Programme As of 15 August 2006 number of project proposals 382 number of firms 279

23 23 Technology and Innovation Support for Industry * * Support from TUBITAK, TTGV, and Undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry for Foreign Trade included. Total amount of support is 65,7 million $ as of 15 August 2006.

24 24 Enhancing International Cooperation International Scientific and Technological Cooperation –Bilateral Cooperation 220 Agreements with 80 Countries –Multilateral Cooperation 3 regional cooperation, membership to 43 International Institutions  Association with the EU Framework Programmes

25 25 Evaluation of EU Framework Programmes Advantages of Participation Contribution to EU Integration process Access to new technologies Opportunity for SMEs to enter external markets Opportunity of technology transfer Involvement in the process of setting new standards The Cost of Non-Participation To fall behind technological developments. Barriers for Effective Participation Low capacity for project production Intense competition between the countries Lack of experience in doing business with the EU bureaucracy Visa problem (Especially for SMEs and Industry) Caveats Guiding Human Resources Transformation of knowledge into competitive power Enhancing industry participation Participation of universities and industry in joint projects

26 26 Preparing for FP7 EU Framework Programmes National Coordination System strengthened. Structure of TÜBİTAK Framework Programmes National Coordination reinforced. – Number of employees exceeds 30. – Strategy and targets of the office identified. – An extensive database was established. Legal and financial regulations for Turkey’s use of funds formulated.

27 27 Trainings on Project Proposal Writing and Project Management –350 experts (2005) –800 experts (2006) Project Proposal Rewards Programme (More than 500 projects supported) Preparing for FP7

28 28 Travel and Meeting Supports (over 150 researchers) Publishing promotion ve training documents (27,000 copies in 2005-06) Turkish Researchers Catalogue Preparing for FP7

29 29 FP7 TRAINING SEMINAR "The Project Cycle: Technical, Administrative, Financial and Legal Aspects of FP7 Project Preparation and Completion“ Two days event For 200 participants Jointly organised by DG-INFSO and TÜBİTAK October 30-31, 2006 ISTANBUL Contact: Ebru Basak ICT Activities +90 312 468 53 00 /3928

30 30 European Technology Platforms ETPs: a way to take part in EUs RTD agenda. Enhanced involvement of Turkish industry in European Technology Platforms is needed. Focus on areas where it has already expertise and technological infrastructure.

31 31 European Technology Platforms Highly potential companies could be the core element to ensure success on FP7 and European Technology Platforms. Turkey intents to participate in the initiatives and actions under Article 169, Article 171, and Joint Technology Initiatives. National Technology Platforms could be in discussed in line with the National Science and Technology Strategy (2005-2010)

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