A collaboration protocol was signed between Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Technical University, Boğaziçi University, Yıldız Technical University and Provincial Directorate of National Education for the "Ground Istanbul" project conducted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality with the support of the Istanbul Development Agency's Guided Project.
The signing ceremony of the collaboration protocol of the "Ground Istanbul" project, which is included in the 100 day action plan of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, took place in the municipality building in Saraçhane. The signing ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal, Istanbul Provincial Director of National Education Ömer Faruk Yelkenci, Rector of Istanbul Technical University Dr. Mehmet Karaca, Rector of Yıldız Technical University Dr. Bahri Şahin, Rector of Boğaziçi University Dr. Mehmed Özkan, Secretary General of Istanbul Development Agency Özgül Özkan Yavuz and Yıldız Teknopark General Manager Dr. Mesut Güner.
Mevlut Uysal, the mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, spoke at the talk, and paid attention to the importance of following the innovations in each area. "We have always been one step ahead in catching innovation. Just as there is no possibility that we cannot drive a car because of traffic accidents or if we cannot get on a plane because of a plane crash, we never have the chance to stay away from the technology because there are damages from time to time. Chairman Uysal said that the importance of smart municipal government has been increasing day by day and local governments have been given those important tasks in order to prepare young people for the future.
Later, a protocol of collaboration was signed for Istanbul's innovation and experience, design and entrepreneurship center "Ground İstanbul".
“Ground Istanbul” Project
"Ground Istanbul" will be the new address of innovation and entrepreneurship in Turkey that will provide business development opportunities to small businesses and entrepreneurs who own creative ideas.Entrepreneurs will develop innovative projects in Incubation Center, Experience Center, Education-Activity Center and Animation Studio in “Ground Istanbul” where the infrastructural services will be provided especially for young people with an idea.
Entrepreneurs in the Incubation Center will benefit from the mentor pool created by those with sectoral and academic experience, as well as receiving various trainings, in accordance with their needs.
The Experience Center will serve as a center where the services and products developed will be tested and designed together with the citizens before they are offered to the market or before being offered to the public.
In the Education and Activity Center, 7-10 age Maker and 10-16 Age Advanced Maker programs are organized for children and young people.
The basics of design and programming of creative ideas will be thought to children in Ground Istanbul's Animation Studio. It is aimed to educate the next generation screenwriter, animator, designer, programmer and directors and to be encouraged in every way.
"Ground Istanbul" which will strengthen the ecosystem of service, entrepreneurship and innovation for all and produce domestic and national technology in Istanbul, will be opened in Şişhane subway.
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