Turkey: Towards a sustainable energy future


On October 3, 2012 EUROGIA+ is organizing a conference and matchmaking sessions on smart energy and low carbon energy technologies under the auspices of Turk Telekom in Istanbul at the following address:

Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel
Asker Ocagi Caddesi No:1 
Taksim , Istanbul

The key priority of TURKISH EUREKA Chairmanship ‘coopetitive innovation’ embraces the cooperative competition between sectors. Turkey: Towards a sustainable energy future will bring together ICT and energy sector together to foster the intersectoral dialogue. 

As the EUREKA cluster for low carbon energy technologies, EUROGIA+ helps transnational collaborations get their energy-related RD&D projects funded. This event will also give you a unique opportunity to learn about the EUROGIA+ programme and the funding possibilities. Matchmaking sessions will prepare the basis for transnational project ideas.

Parallel match making sessions:  Telecom and energy and  Renewable Energy Technologies will be held in the afternoon.


Welcome & Keynote Speeches :

08:30 -09:30 Registration
09:30 -09:45  Enis Erkel, R&D Director, Turk Telekom, Welcome & Introductions
09:45 -10:00  Raul Manzanas, EUROGIA+ Chairman, ‘Leveraging public funding to develop new marine renewables technologies, some examples.’
10:00- 10:15   TUBITAK, ‘Funding opportunities in Turkey’. 
10:15 -10:45 Christian Besson, EUROGIA+ Office Director, ‘EUROGIA+ overview; how to get your projects funded.’ 

Roundtable Sessions:

11:00 – 12:00 Telecom and Energy: Moderator: Duygu Öktem, Türk Telekom

Roundtable Participants:

•Turk Telekom


•Turkcell Technology


•Bahçeşehir University

•SME: DFA Engineering

12:00 – 13:00 Renewable Energy Technologies:  Moderator: Enis Erkel, Türk Telekom

Roundtable Participants : 


•Cengiz Ultav, Vestel, Zorlu Group

•İrfan Acar, SDS Energy

•Hasan Terzioğlu,  HTG Mikrosay 

•Prof. Dr. Barbaros Çelikkol - University of New Hampshire 

•Prof. Dr. Baris Özerdem, Bahçeşehir Univ.

To be confirmed: 

•İlker Aydın, AIM Energy Technologies

•Prof. Dr. Volkan Ediger, Kadir Has Univ.

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Buffet Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00 : Brokerage Events

Brokerage Event 1 : Role of ICT in sustainable energy                                    Brokerage Event 2 : Green energy technologies

Moderator: Gabriel Marquette & TUBITAK                                                            Moderator: Christian Besson & TUBITAK