16 May 2024

Innovation and Technology Leaders Met at ITU

Euritech Summit, organized jointly by ITU and MMG, brought together universities, technoparks, technology companies and R&D centers at ITU Ayazağa Campus, SDCC, on May 15-17, 2024 to discuss the future of technological developments.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

Euritech: Eurasia R&D, Innovation & Technology Summit and Expo, organized for the 6th time this year through the cooperation of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and Architects and Engineers Group (MMG), was held at ITU Ayazağa Campus, Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center on May 15-17, 2024. The summit, which was held with the participation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and academics, included educational presentations as well as promotional activities to increase the awareness of brands. 

In the opening session of the program, which was organized this year with a rich thematic repertoire with many focuses such as digital transformation, energy technologies, mobility, e-commerce, 5G technologies, artificial intelligence, cyber security, game technologies, ITU Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu emphasized that the Euritech Summit is a gateway to potential cooperation and partnerships for academia and industry and said the following:

“The meeting of universities and industry enables a synthesis that will bring our country’s technology and engineering infrastructure to new horizons. Therefore, I find summits and meetings, which create favorable conditions for the exchange of ideas, very important due to the opportunities they offer. Such events allow new ideas to meet with investors and turn conceptions into reality. And ultimately, with the emerging concrete outputs, the provided products or services, create added value for our country.”

The three-day event included matchmaking areas that brought new ideas and investors together, as well as a career fair that offered undergraduate and master’s graduates the opportunity to meet leading companies in their fields, and experience areas where current technologies could be experienced. In addition, the R&D Innovation and Technology Awards, which are given to new technological breakthrough ideas, were awarded at the summit.

Astronaut Gezeravcı was at Euritech

Our national astronaut Alper Gezeravcı, who realized the first manned space mission of Türkiye, met with the participants at a conference organized as part of the Euritech Summit. Sharing details about his space travel with the audience, Gezeravcı stated that the Turkish nation makes a difference in every field with its practical intelligence, and underlined his belief that our country will achieve great success in the field of space sciences.

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