WILL CARRY TURKEY TO THE SUPER LEAGUE IN TECHNOLOGY
TR MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Türkiye'nin sivil teknolojiler, mobilite ve girişimcilik alanlarında küresel rekabet gücünü artıracak Bilişim Vadisi İzmir'in temeli atıldı. Mega Teknoloji Koridoru'nun İzmir ayağında yer alan Bilişim Vadisi İzmir'e ilk harç Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı Mustafa Varank ile Son Başbakan ve AK Parti Genel Başkan Yardımcısı Binali Yıldırım tarafından atıldı.
Bakan Varank, "Mega Teknoloji Koridoru ile birbirine bağlanan Bilişim Vadisi Koçeli ve İzmir, diğer inovasyon ekosistemi bileşenleriyle birlikte Türkiye'yi teknolojide süper lige taşıyacak." Son Başbakan Yıldırım, “Önümüzde altın bir fırsat var. Akıl alın terinin yerini alın terinin aldığı bir dönemden bahsediyoruz. Bu dönemde gelişmiş sanayi ülkeleri bir avantaja sahip değildir. Türkiye bu dönemde yetişmiş genç beyinlerin kaynak olduğu bir ülkedir.” ifadeleri kullandı.
In addition to Varank and Yıldırım, İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger, AK Party Deputy Chairman Hamza Dağ, AK Party Deputy Chairman Ömer İleri, AK Party İzmir Deputies Ceyda Bölünmez Çankırı and Mahmut Atilla Kaya attended the groundbreaking ceremony in İzmir Urla. Head of the Return Office Ali Taha Koç, AK Party İzmir Provincial Chairman Kerem Ali Continuous, MHP İzmir Provincial Chairman Veysel Şahin brought together many important names from academia to the private sector, from the public to politics.
Informatics Valley Izmir, which will focus on technology-based initiatives; It will employ 6 thousand people in the fields of R&D, software and design. Informatics Valley, which hosts the Turkey's Automobile Initiative Group, will add strength to Turkey in the fields of mobility, connected technologies, health and agriculture technologies, and digital games with its new base in Izmir.
FIRST SIGNATURE FROM YILDIRIM
Binali Yıldırım, Deputy Chairman of the AK Party, who was the Prime Minister at that time, signed the protocol regarding the Izmir Technology Base, which was later changed to Informatics Valley Izmir, in 2018. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the opening of Turkey's technology and innovation base Informatics Valley in 2019, announced that Izmir Technology Base will be brought under the umbrella of Informatics Valley. With the presidential decision published in 2021, the 180 thousand square meter area was declared as a technology development zone.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Varank said:
BRIGHT BRAINS OF IZMIR: Informatics Valley Izmir Technology Base, on which we laid the foundation, will be the center of Informatics Valley in Izmir, inaugurated by our President. This additional area will help our country level up in mobility, connected technologies, smart cities, cybersecurity, design and digital games. Informatics Valley İzmir, which was first signed by Mr. Binali Yıldırım and later taken under the roof of Bilişim Vadisi, will have a surface area of 180 thousand square meters. The bright minds of Izmir will open to the world from Informatics Valley Izmir.
ONE OF HISTORIC MOMENTS: You'll see, Bilisim Vadisi Koceli and Izmir, connected by the mega technology corridor - together with other innovation ecosystem components - will carry Turkey to the super league in technology. That is why today is one of the historical moments of our country. Of course, Mr. Binali Yıldırım has a great effort in İzmir Informatics Valley. They have dreams. On this occasion, I am particularly happy to have the opportunity to throw the first mortar of the project together with Mr. Binali.
STRONG AND NATIONAL DEFENSE: If we are standing firmly in our place despite these conflicts and these wars, the defense industry, whose locality we have increased from 25 percent to 75 percent under the leadership of our President, has a great share in this. A strong and national defense industry is the guarantee of an independent Turkey. Now is the time to bring this into the civil realm. The innovation ecosystem that we have built from scratch in the last 19 years is our main capital that will carry Turkey to the top.
EVERY DAY A NEW BREAKTHROUGH: Our country is advancing resolutely towards the goal of a great and powerful Turkey. We are making a new breakthrough every day in the field of industry and technology. We are working day and night to establish the strong image of Turkey in the defense industry in other industry and technology fields. Here, Informatics Valley Izmir will be one of the signs of our efforts. Together with the university, the private sector and entrepreneurs, they will build the foundations of our country's future. I expect IT Valley İzmir to start operating towards the end of the year, causing a demand explosion from entrepreneurs here, just like in Kocaeli.
In his speech at the ceremony, AK Party Deputy Chairman Yıldırım said:
ROJECT WE DREAM: We are taking the first step of a project that we have dreamed of and planned for years. We are putting the first mortar with the efforts of our Minister Mustafa Varank. Space and time are no longer important in informatics. No matter where you live, there is communication day and night. 300 years is significant for human history. In the middle of the 1700s, change begins in the world; Invention of the steam engine. Then there are the second and third industrial revolutions.
ALTIN FIRSAT: Maalesef bu üç dönemi kaçırdık. Şimdi Türkiye olarak önümüzde altın bir fırsat var. 21. yüzyıl, dijital çağ, bilgi iletişim çağı, bilgi ekonomisi çağı deyin. Yani aklın terinin yerini alın terinin aldığı, bilginin güç olduğu bir dönemden bahsediyoruz. Bu dönemde gelişmiş sanayi ülkeleri bir avantaja sahip değildir. Türkiye bu dönemde yetişmiş genç beyinlerin kaynak olduğu bir ülkedir.
THERE IS MANY WAY TO GO: When the AK Party came to power, 0.4. Today the figure has reached the point of 1.03. Our goal is to increase it to 2-2.5. We have a long way to go before us. This is the way to achieve prosperity by shortening time. I believe that the Izmir section of Informatics Valley will be the beginning and will develop much more.
WE ARE GREAT EXCITED
İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger said, “Informatics Valley will reveal the potential of our city in the field of technology. I hope our 6 thousand teammates who will serve our city and country will do extraordinary things here. We are very excited about the establishment of the 'Mega Technology Corridor' that will bring Kocaeli and İzmir together”, while AK Party Deputy Chairman Hamza Dağ said, “In İzmir, very serious studies have been carried out in the field of technology recently. Informatics Valley Izmir was actually the promise of every political party representative in Izmir.” used the phrases.
A DIFFERENT SIZE
İzmir Institute of Technology Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran said, “Our education, science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, which we have created together with Teknopark İzmir on the campus of our university, is being carried to a very different dimension with Informatics Valley. Informatics Valley Izmir will be one of the most important stations of a very strong technology corridor starting from Istanbul and continuing to Izmir.” said.
FROM DEFENSE TO CIVIL AREAS
Informatics Valley General Manager A. Serdar İbrahimcioğlu stated that Informatics Valley continues its efforts to direct the technological accumulation in the field of defense to the civilian sector and fields, “The cooperation that Informatics Valley will create with universities, industry and trade networks, the region's high technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and infrastructure. will increase its possibilities.” said.
Informatics Valley Izmir will have a closed area of 63 thousand square meters when completed. With this investment to be made, the indoor capacity of the technology development zones in İzmir will increase by 2 and a half times. Informatics Valley Izmir will host 6,000 R&D, software and design employees and technology entrepreneurs.
CIVIL TECHNOLOGIES ARE IN FOCUS
Informatics Valley Izmir will attract international companies to Turkey with the high technology it will develop. It will also support entrepreneurs with the R&D and incubation structures to be established. Informatics Valley, which focuses on civil technologies, will continue its national and international cooperation network in İzmir, which will contribute to employment and production. It will make significant contributions to the digitalization of the industry and the development of the software industry. Informatics Valley Izmir will also host innovative studies with prototype development and test workshops.
HEALTH AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
Bilişim Vadisi İzmir'de sağlık ve tarım teknolojileri başta olmak üzere mobilite, bağlantı teknolojileri, akıllı şehirler, siber güvenlik, tasarım ve dijital oyunlar alanlarında potansiyel artırıcı çalışmalar sağlanacak. İzmir'in sanayi ve teknolojideki güçlü altyapısı, üniversiteler ve teknoparklarla oluşturulacak güçlü bağlarla pekiştirilecektir.