IP2016 Program  13 – 15 October, 2016

“Best Practices: Creating a Sustainable Technology Transfer Ecosystem”

13 October, Thursday



9:15 – 10:00

Welcome Speech
Prof. Mehmed Özkan, Vice Rector Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Keynote Speech
İlhan Üttü, GM, Elginkan Foundation, Istanbul

Opening Remarks
Prof. Ahmet Arif Ergin, President, The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Ankara


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. Ahmet Arif Ergin, President, The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Ankara (Chair)

Patricia Simao Sartorius, Counsellor, Department for Transition and Developed Countries (TDC) SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division , IP Policies & IP Commercialization for Universities (WIPO), Geneva

Dr. Harald Schmidt-Yodlee, Senior Expert, Joint Cluster Biotechnology (EPO), The Hague

Cemil Başpınar, Vice President, Turkish Patent Institute (TPE), Ankara

Prof. Hasan Mandal, Executive Board Member, Council of Higher Education (YÖK), Ankara


Coffee Break


2nd Panel, Best Practices: “European Investment Fund (EIB Group) – The Role of Technology Transfer Accelerator Funds”

Piyush Unalkat, Head of Technology Transfer Investments at European Investment Fund, Luxembourg (Chair)

José Romano, Turkish Growth & Innovation Fund (TGIF), Istanbul

Okan Kara, Managing Partner, Accelerating The Commercialization of Technology (ACT), Istanbul

Haluk Zontul, Managing Partner, Diffusion Capital Partners (DCP), Istanbul

Helen McBreen, Investment Director, Atlantic Bridge Capital Dublin |London |Silicon Valley| Beijing| Hong Kong


Lunch Break


3rd Panel, Best Practices: “Ulysses Advisory Group: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems around the World”

Davis Farmer, Ulysses Advisory Group, Boston (Chair)

Jerry Balter, Ulysses Advisory Group LLP Partner, London

Işıl Güney, Partner at Ulysses Advisory Group, İstanbul

Christopher Hentschel, Partner, Ulysses Advisory Group, Gloucester

Franco Vallana, Chief Scientific Officer, Alvimedica, Istanbul

Daniel Satinsky, Vice President of Foresight Science & Technology, Boston


Coffee Break


4th Panel, Best Practices: “Public-Private partnerships in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”

Prof. Mehmet Nafi Artemel, Intellectual Property Law, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (Chair)

Sami Bashir, Manager & Assistant Chief Licensing Officer at KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Marcelo Gonzales Robles, Chilean Economic Development and Innovation Agency (Corfo), Santiago

Timothy Barnes, Director UCL Advances, London

Ilia A. Dubinsky, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow

Iyad Talal M Alzaharnah, Director Innovation Center TTIE, King Fahd University, Dhahran




Dinner at Boat Trip Across The Bosphorous (Panelists and Sponsors Only)

14 October, Friday


5th Panel, Best Practices: “Israeli Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Model”
Nava Swersky Sofer, Managing Director, IDCBeyond Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (Chair)

Yigal Elrich, Founder, Chairman & Managing Partner, The Yozma Group, Tel Aviv

Dr. Nir Ben Lavy, Managing Partner of the Israeli AgroTech Invest, Tel Aviv

Jimmy Levy, Founder Al Bawader & Galil Software, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Tel Aviv

Shira Ben-Tzion, Deputy Consul General of Israel in Istanbul, Istanbul


Coffee Break


6th Panel, Best Practices “Innovation Insights: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Models around the World”
Jennifer Brant, Director of Innovation Insights, Geneva (Chair)

Dr Kerry Faul, Head of National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Pretoria

Vijay Vijayaraghavan, Chairman, Sathguru Management Consultants & Regional Lead, CALS, Cornell University, Hyderabad

César Parga, Chief of the Section of Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology, Organisation of American States, Washington DC

A.Tuncay Teksöz, Public Affairs and Health & Value Director Pfizer Turkey, Istanbul


Lunch Break


7th Panel, Best Practices: “Legal Matters and IPR”
Kaan Dericioğlu, Head of Board of Directors, Ankara Patent, Ankara (Chair)

Sertaç Köksaldı, Intellectual Property Manager, Arçelik Inc., Istanbul

Chris Katopis, CEO LES International, Washington DC

Recep Bildik, Director of Private Market at the Borsa Istanbul, Istanbul

Korcan Dericioğlu, Managing Partner, Dericioğlu & Yaşar Law Firm, Ankara

Mikael Nuotto, Senior Associate, Attorney at Law at Bird & Bird, Helsinki


Coffee Break


8th Panel, Best Practices: “GE VENTURES Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”
Canan Özsoy, CEO, GE Turkey, Istanbul (Chair)

İhsan Elgin, CEO, Core Strategy & the Founding Director of Fit Startup Factory, Özyeğin University’s Accelerator Program, Istanbul

Ussal Şahbaz, Innovation Leader GE Turkey, Global Growth & Operations MENA & Turkey, Istanbul

Kerem Alper, Co-founder & CEO, ATÖLYE Labs, Istanbul

Christopher R. Noble, Technology Licensing Officer, MIT, Boston

Elmira Bayrasli, New York University, NYC


Coffee Break


9th Panel BUBA/SGP “Incubation Centers & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”
Timuçin Bilgör, Boğaziçi University Alumni Association Business Angels (BUBA), Istanbul (Chair)

Neda Ozen Soydan, CoFounder at TUGİM, Istanbul

Yusuf Keskin, VP, Small and Medium Business Development & Support Administration (KOSGEB), Ankara

Enis Erkel, Director, KWORKS Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center, Istanbul

Hanzade Sarıçiçek, VP ODTU TEKNOKENT, Ankara

Bülent Üner, GM Boğaziçi University TTO, Istanbul


Dinner at Bogazici University Alumni Association Club BUMED (Panelists and Sponsors Only)

15 October, Saturday


10th Panel “Creating A New 4,5 and 5 G Ecosystem in Turkey”
Prof. Tuna Tuğcu, Bogazici University Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul (Chair)

Prof. Mustafa Ergen, KOÇ University, Istanbul

Prof. İsmail Hakkı Polat, Kadir Has Üniversity, Istanbul

Prof. Ali Özgür Yılmaz, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Suat Baysan, Founding Partner, Acmena, Istanbul


Coffee Break


11th Panel Best Practices: TTOs’ Assessment
Prof. M. Naci İnci, Head, Department of Physics at Bogazici University, and TUBITAK TEYDEB Technology Transfer Mechanisms Support Group Committee 1513 TTO Program Advisory Committee Member, Istanbul (Chair)

Prof. Mine Karatas Ozkan, Southhampton University, UK

Dr. Serdal Temel, EBILTEM, Ege University, Izmir

Deniz Bayhan, TTGV TTA-Turkey Advisory Services & Networking Group, Ankara

Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau, ADSM & INSEAD IIPI, UAE


Closing Remarks

Murat Akman, Boğaziçi University Technology Transfer Office Technology Transfer and Commercialization Department Manager

Ebru Tan, Director of Research Project Development and Technology Transfer, Koç University, Istanbul

Prof. Uğur Çağlı, University-Industry Collaboration Coordinator ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim AS, Ankara




Where Do We Go From Here !?
Ahmet Rıza Balım, TUBITAK TEYDEB Technology Transfer Mechanisms Support Group Committee Secretary, Ankara (Chair)

Closed Session with 1513 and 1601 Supported TTO Managers & TUBITAK TEYDEB (John Freely Room at Albert Long Hall)

12 October Workshop (Registration Required)


“Systematic Innovation (SI) Master Class In Action” (Rectorate Conference Hall)

Dr. Nir Ben Lavi, Managing Director Adizes Mediterranean, Tel Aviv

15 October Afternoon Workshop (Registration Required)


“Tying and Untying the Knot:How Should Entrepreneurs Negotiate with Investors?” (Kriton Curi at Albert Long Hall)

Christopher R. Noble, Technology Licensing Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

16 October Sunday (Registration Required)


“TEKNOFRAM – Board Game for Patent Searching” and “LES 100 Training -IPR and Commercialization of Technology Through Licensing” (Rectorate Conference Hall)

Mustafa Çakır, EBILTEM Ege University, Izmir
Murat İdal, Idal Patent, Ankara
Samir Deliormanlı, KOÇ Holding, Istanbul