On August 31, 2016 Koç University hosted a group of distinguished guests from the Consulate of Korea in Istanbul and several Presidents and CEOs of Korean companies who are currently developing projects in Türkiye at its Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Taksim, Istanbul.

The event included a presentation from Prof. Umran Inan, President and Prof. Irşadı Aksun, Vice-President for Research and Development, Ms. Melissa Abache, Global Engagement Coordinator, and Ms. Suna Akbayır on the topic of “R&D in Türkiye: opportunities and barriers for University-Industry collaboration with Turkish research universities”. The participants welcomed the presentation as a first step towards exploring specific areas and formats to collaborate with top research universities such as the ITRU Group members. The event also served to announce the organization of an international seminar on the topic of Korean-Turkish R&D collaboration for November 2016. More details will be announced.