Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
Department of EU and Istanbul International Finance Center
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) holds a very important place in local administration organization of Istanbul. Its area of responsibility encompasses the entire provincial territory, which spans a total area of 5,343 km2. IMM has 25 municipal enterprises, 2 subsidiary public utility corporations (Transport Authority and Water & Sanitation Authority) and 43,500 employees in total. It is responsible for wide variety of areas including environment, natural-gas supply, energy, infrastructure, planning and development, IT, transportation, community services and vocational education, health-wellness, food & catering, culture, tourism etc.
IMM is the member of Union of Turkish Municipalities (TBB), Union of Municipalities of Marmara Region (MBB), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Academy for Local Governance and Democracy (WALD), World Association of Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS), Network of Major European Cities (EUROCITIES), Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), European Cities against Drugs (ECAD), WHO Healthy Cities Network etc.
The responsibilities of IMM are divided into various categories, and European Union is one of the most essential ones. IMM carries out its EU activities through its EU Relations Department which was established 2005.
Mr Akın ÖZKARDAŞofficer
ISTANBUL-STUTTGART ECONOMY, SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY CENTER
ISTANBUL-STUTTGART ECONOMY, SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY CENTER is founded in 2012.
Its members are public institutions such municipalities, acedemic insitutions as well as technology driven SMEs.
The Center aims to realize technology transfer in sectors such automotive, electric/electronics, green energy, construction and informatics within smart city concept.
We look for consortiums aiming to apply for EU FP7 and for the prospective new horizons program with related projects to be implemented in smart cities.
Mr GUVEN ELDELEKTechnology transfer expert
ITI - INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE INFORMÁTICA
ITI is a Reference Technological Centre specialized in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Research, Development and Innovation, offering to the computer industry the possibility of adding new technologies and capabilities developed in R&D&I projects to their products, processes or businesses. It was established in 1994 by a joint initiative of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises of Valencia (IMPIVA), and a group of companies in the information technology sector. It has a team of 150 technologists, with extensive experience in the area of interoperability, real time and complex systems, embedded systems, quality and security and reference platforms and has participated in many national and international research projects in this field, in collaboration with companies and institutions.
As a reference technology centre is part of the main structures at regional and national levels in Spain related to the generation and transference of technologies, highlighting in this sense its belonging to the Valencian Network of Technological Institutes (REDIT), composed by 14 sectors, with more than 7000 associated companies. ITI has direct links with all these sectors (Metal-mechanics, Ceramics, Plastics, Optics, Energy, Textile, ...).
Moreover, ITI is also member of national and European structures and associations related to the definition of research strategies or initiatives in different domains. Among these associations and structures can be highlighted the following: INTERVAL (http://interval.interop-vlab.es), INTERPOP-VLab (http://www.interop-vlab.eu/). INES (http://www.ines.org.es/), NESSI (http://www.nessi-europe.com/), es.Internet (http://www.esinternet.imasdtic.es/), Prometeo (http://www.prometeo-office.org/) and ARTEMIS (http://www.artemis-ju.eu/) or Net!Works (http://www.networks-etp.eu/).
ITI is preparing a proposal in Objective ICT-2013.6.4 Optimising Energy Systems in Smart Cities and wants to close the consortium with a new partner acting as an ESCO.
In addition, ITI will launch a proposal in Objective ICT-2013.1.2 Software Engineering, Services and Cloud Computing and is looking for partners.
Finally, we are working on a proposal in Objective ICT-2013.6.6 Integrated personal mobility for smart cities and we are looking for mobility managers in cities and Human Machine Interface experts.
Mr Daniel Sáez DomingoStrategic and Competitive Intelligence Director
Izmir University (IZU) was established by Doğanata Education and Culture Foundation in 2007 as the third foundation university in Izmir. IZU currently offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following academic units:
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
- English Language Teaching
- Mathematics and Computer Sciences
FACULTY OF LAW
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES (Medium of instruction is English)
- Business Administration
- International Relations
- International Trade and Finance
- Political Science and Public Administration
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING (Medium of instruction is English)
- Computer Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Software Engineering
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE (Medium of instruction is English)
- Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
- Computer Engineering (MSc, PhD)
- Mathematics and Computer Sciences
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Law and Economics
- Business Administration (MBA)
Internationalization is part of IZU’s founding strategy and great importance is attached to the promotion of the Erasmus Program, implementation of Bologna Process and enhancement of European Education and Research Areas. The International Relations Office (IRO) has been established in 2009 to coordinate internalization efforts. IZU received its Erasmus Charter in 2010. Since then, our international network and partnerships have grown quite rapidly reaching 33 cooperation protocols with agreements for student/staff mobility.