A workshop and a Conference on “Technology Commercialization and Technology Entrepreneurship Development in Turkey” was conducted on October 16-17th 2014 by Koç University Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate with valuable contributions from TÜBİTAK, ODTÜ Teknokent and TTGV. The invited speaker to this 2-day event Prof. Dr. Angus Kingon is an internationally well known Professor in the area of University Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization education.

During the first day of the event, a workshop focusing on “Technology Entrepreneurship Education” and “Commercialization of Research Results” was held with interactive sessions, with the contribution of researchers and technology mediators.

A conference was the second day’s agenda, designed to discuss the stakeholders’ roles in order to achieve significant advancement in technology development. Several participants from the technology development ecosystem attended the conference. Examples from other countries as well as the systems established in Turkey’s ecosystem were discussed in detail. Designed interventions and recommendations for Turkey were also discussed by a distinguished set of speakers in a panel setting.