EUROGIA2020 Istanbul Information Day and Brokerage Event


Brussels, December 14, 2015 - While approaching the end of the year, EUROGIA2020 gathered together Turkish Industry Representatives and academics in Istanbul on December 11, 2015.

Istanbul information day, which was organized with the support of EUROGIA2020 Board Member Company, Cardtek Group and TUBITAK, brought together more than 80 participants who are eager to work in the fields of low carbon energy technologies and aim to generate transnational collaborations.

After a general presentation on EUROGIA2020 Programme, Mrs Sinem Altuncu, CFO of Cardtek Group, took the floor to give an industry insight into EUROGIA2020 and other EUREKA Clusters.`EUREKA helps propsers extend their network and access new markets` said Mrs Altuncu.

Cagri Yildirim, Energy NCP of TUBITAK presented national funding schemes for Turkish EUROGIA2020 applicants and gave a thorough review about EUREKA, EUREKA Clusters and EUROSTARS programmes. TUBITAK representative, Mr Yildirim shared detailed information about TEYDEB 1509 national funding programme to which EUREKA and EUROGIA2020 applicants in Turkey are entitled to apply upon receipt of EUREKA label. The brokerage session witnessed innovative energy technology ideas searching for transnational project partners.

More about EUROGIA2020: EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for energy, supports and promotes international partnerships developing low carbon energy technologies. EUROGIA2020 has a continuous project submission scheme with 4 cut-off dates per year and actively supported by 19 EUREKA Member and Associated Countries. Since 2008, EUROGIA labelled 36 projects worth 200 M Euros.

More about TUBITAK : TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) is a national agency of Turkey, which has the objective of developing science, technology and innovation policies, support and conduct research and development.

More about Cardtek Group: Cardtek is founded in 2001 to meet the growing demand in chip and payment technologies mandated by EMV standards. Cardtek together with its international affiliates is directly operating from 5 different countries; USA, Canada, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.