An afternoon panel of “Let's Invent For Turkey / IPRs in Turkey: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was hosted at Sabanci Cultural Site, Erciyes University, Kayseri in April 30, 2019.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Çalış, Rector of Erciyes University, in his opening speech, celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day by mentioning its role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity, and highlighted the importance of innovation ecosystem, industry-university collaboration and achievements of technology transfer offices.
Prof. Dr. Recai Kilic, Vice Rector of Erciyes University moderated the panel of speakers including Ersin Dereligil, our partner, and Murat Idal of IDAL Patent, and Ugur Yalciner of Yalciner Patent.
Panel members addressed the brief history of Turkish IP system, past achievements in the patent practice, issues on IPR awareness and collaboration, need for IP commercialization, and challenges we need to overcome for IP asset development and management to succeed in near future.
The event was organized by Erciyes Technopark and Erciyes Technology Transfer Office and was attended by nearly 300 participants from academicians, students and industry.