Turkey´s first technopark eyes US expansion

Turkey´s first technopark eyes US expansion

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Turkey´s first technopark eyes US expansion

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Middle East Technical University’s (ODTÜ) Teknokent project, Turkey’s first science and technology park, located in the country’s capital of Ankara, is to expand to the United States.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, ODTÜ Teknokent head Mustafa Kızıltaş said Teknokent aimed to create selling opportunities for innovative Turkish high-tech products to buyers across the world by opening its first U.S. office in San Francisco.

“San Francisco has commercial perspective as well as being a place with technological depth. Therefore, we intend to take advantage of these two aspects of this place,” he said.

He said 10 U.S.-based companies with Turkish-American owners had already opened research and development offices in the Teknokent, adding that Turkey needed to create companies whose technology was current and that were able to sell their products.

As well as expanding to the United States, Kızıltaş confirmed that Teknokent had plans to open an “incubation center” in Istanbul.