15 October, Thursday
08:30-09:30

Registration

09:30-10:00

Welcome Speech: Prof. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, Rector Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Opening Remarks

  • Mehmet Aslan, Vice-President Technology and Innovation Funding Programs Directorate, The Scientific & Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Ankara
  • Fikri Işık Minister of Science, Technology & Industry, Ankara
10:00-11:00

Keynote Panel

  • Prof. Ayşegül Toker, Dean of The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (Chair)
  • Murat Peksavaş, Chairman, Intellectual Property Working Group, Turkish Industry & Business Association (TUSIAD), Istanbul
  • Dr. Mustafa K. YILMAZ, Executive Vice President, Borsa Istanbul (Istanbul Stock Exchange), Istanbul
  • Tahsin Öztiryaki, Deputy Chairman Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Istanbul
  • Tankut Turnaoğlu, P&G, Vice President & General Manager, Turkey & Caucasus (YASED)
11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:30

1st Panel, International, Regional & National Strategies of Public Institutions on The Role of TTOs in Enhancing Academic IP Commercialization on International, Regional and National Scale

  • Prof. Lale Akarun, Vice-Rector Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Chair)
  • Patricia Simao Sartorius, Program Officer Department for Transition and Developed Countries (TDC) SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division Innovation Structures Section, WIPO, Geneva
  • Dr. Peter Burkhardt, Senior Examiner, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
  • İbrahim Yaşar, VP Turkish Patent Institute (TPE), Ankara
  • Prof. Orhan Aydın, Member of The Scientific & Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)’s 1513 TTO Monitoring Committee, Trabzon
12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:30

2nd Panel, Best Practices: “European Investment Fund (EIB Group) - IPR in Successful Technology Transfer Accelerator Funds”

  • Jacques Darcy, Head of Division Equity Investments, European Investment Fund, Luxembourg (Chair)
  • Nur Ozdemir, Regional Mandates Officer at European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg
  • Okan Kara, Managing Partner, Accelerating The Commercialization of Technology (ACT), Istanbul
  • Haluk Zontul, Managing Partner, Diffusion Capital Partners (DCP), Istanbul
  • Anders Lian, CEO Sintef TTO & SINTEF Venture IV, Trondheim, Norway
  • Andrew Hirsch, Executive Director, International Intellectual Property Institute, Washington, DC
14:30-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-16:00

3rd Panel, Best Practices: “IPR in Financial Sector” Borsa Istanbul

  • Evren Bükülmez (TTGV), Istanbul (Chair)
  • Ömer Hızıroğlu, Partner of Diffusion Capital Partners (DCP), Istanbul
  • Orcan Çortuk, Executive Vice President, Central Securities Depository (MKK), Istanbul
  • Recep Bildik, Director of Private Market at the Borsa Istanbul, Istanbul
  • Matt Moyers, Senior Director in Black Stone IP’s Advisory and Valuation Practice, San Francisco, USA
16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-17:30

4th Panel, Best Practices: “IPR in GE VENTURES”

  • Erdoğan Çeşmeli, Executive Director, Strategic Investments in Turkey at GE (Chair)
  • Matthew T. Gunnison, Managing Director – Business Development & Licensing, GE Ventures, Menlo Park
  • Brian Selby, Managing Director, Global Alliance Management, GE Ventures, Singapore
  • Takahiro Murata, Director, Global Alliance Management, GE Ventures, Japan
  • Roland Batai, Innovation Manager in GE Lighting EMEA Technology Organization, London
17:30

Cocktail Prolange sponsored by Technopark Istanbul

16 October, Friday
(Albert Long Hall)
09:15-09:30

Keynote Speech: Prof. Habip Asan, President Turkish Patent Institute (TPE), Ankara

09:30-10:30

5th Panel, Best Practices: “IPR in Successful University-Investor Collaborations - From Research To The Market”

  • Prof. Georges Haour, Executive Development Institute IMD, Lausanne (Chair)
  • Yigal Elrich, Founder, Chairman & Managing Partner, The Yozma Group, Tel Aviv
  • Bob Stembridge, Principal Patent Analyst, Thomson Innovations, London
  • Güven Yalcıntaş, Ph.D., CEO Applied Professionals International
  • Prof. Dilek Çetindamar, Faculty of Management at Sabancı University, Istanbul
  • Prof. Hasan Mandal, Executive Board Member, Council of Higher Education (YÖK), Ankara
10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

6th Panel, Best Practices “Capacity Building for Technology Transfer”

  • Karl Klingsheim , President-Elect of ASTP-Proton Board and MD of NTNU Transfer AS, Norway (Chair)
  • Erik Vane, General Manager ASTP-Proton, Leiden
  • Jon Wulff Petersen, Alumni Board Member of ASTP-Proton, CEO at TTO A/S Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Célia Gavaud, International Business Manager, Pera Consulting (UK), Melton Mowbray
  • Kuzeyhan Ozdemir, University-Industry Collaboration Centers Platform (USIMP - Director, Bilkent TTO), Ankara
16 October, Friday
(Rectorate Conference Hall)

“SmartCities via Smart Collaborations”
This ‘Innovation Day’ will aim to ground public- and private-sector stakeholders on critical priorities for Efficient Smart Cities in Turkey, and establish a pilot action plan for local partners to develop and test specific smart-city technologies such as energy efficiency, lighting and video analytics etc.

08:00–08:30

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

08:30–08:40

Welcome and Introduction
By Canan Ozsoy, President & CEO, GE Turkey

08:40–09:00

GE SmartCity Concept
By Brian Selby, Global Business Development Leader, GE Ventures

09:00–09:20

SmartCity Experience in Turkey
By Burcin Acan, Business Development Department Manager, Turktelekom

09:20–09:40

SmartCity Experience in Turkey
By Serdar Yumlu, Business Development Director, Sampas

09:40–10:00

SmartHome Vision
By Metin Salt, General Manager at Vestel Ventures

10:00–10:20

Refreshments & Networking Break

10:20–10:40

GE Intelligent Environments
By Roland Batai, Innovation Leader, GE Lighting

10:40–11:00

SmartStreet Vision
By Dr. Ozgur Ozluk, CEO & Founding Partner, Verite Analytics

11:00–11:30

Panel Session: Making Cities Smarter by Smart Collaborations
Moderator: Erdogan Cesmeli, Executive Director – Strategic Investments, GE Turkey

11:30–11:45

Wrap-up & Q&A

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13.30-15.00

7th Panel, Best Practices: Successful Accelerator Experiences

  • Sevim Tekeli, Inovita Health Technologies Project Coordinator, BU-TTO, Istanbul (Chair)
  • İhsan Elgin, Director & Entrepreneur, Fit Start-Up Factory, Istanbul
  • Ozan Sönmez, GM Hikmah IP Startup Accelerator of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal
  • Gordon McConnell Manager, Head of Entrepreneurship Centre King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwai
  • Mohsen Malayeri, Cofounder & Managing Director, Avatech Accelerator, Tehran
  • Michalis Stangos, Founder, Industry Disruptors - Game Changers, Athens
15.00-15.30

Coffee Break

15.30-16.30

8th Panel BUBA “IPR in Business Angels Networks and Innovation”

  • Timuçin Bilgör, Boğaziçi University Alumni Association Business Angels (BUBA), Istanbul (Chair)
  • Edward Jung, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual Ventures' Invention Development Fund (IDF), Bellevue, WA
  • Csaba Szabo, Director of Strategic Business Development, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), CA
  • Christopher R. Noble, Technology Licensing Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston
  • Dr. Nir Ben Lavi, Managing Director Adizes Mediterranean, Tel Aviv
16.30-17.00

Coffee Break

17.00-18.00

9th Panel Legal Aspects of IPR

  • Mehmet Gün, Founder, Gün + Partners, Istanbul (Chair)
  • Prof. Ayşe Odman Boztosun, Akdeniz Üniversitesi Law School, Antalya
  • Ayçin Balcığlu, Attorney at Law at TÜBİTAK Bilgem, Istanbul
  • Hande Hançer, Attorney-at-Law, Gün + Partners, Istanbul
  • Murat Idal, Founding Partner of IDAL Intellectual Property & Law Group, and Board Member of Licensing Executive Society (LES Turkey), Ankara
18.00-18.15

Closing Remarks

  • Dinner with panelists (Bosphorus Boat Cruise) sponsored by BUBA & IDF
17 October, Saturday
(Albert Long Hall)
09:30–12:30

Protect your University Invention and turn it into a Start-Up!
(Registration Required)

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-17:00

Entrepreneurs are from Jupiter, Investors are from Saturn
(Registration Required)

17 – 18 October, Saturday & Sunday
(Rectorate Conference Room)

Systematic Innovation In Action: SmartUp Nation™
(Registration Required)

Smart Up – Systematic Way to Innovation
Workshop by Dr. Nir Ben Lavi (Adizes)