Milestones
  • May 2016
  • The idea of "Tech-Net" was come up with in the meeting of 1st Coordination of Technology Development Zones organized by İTÜ Arı Teknokent in İstanbul.

  • Turkish and English names of the project were determined and "Tekno-Ağ" and "Tech-Net" names were given.

  • Similar web sites and networks around the world have been searched and analyzed.

  • To exchange views on this project, meeting preparations for stakeholder of Turkish R&D and Innovation ecosystem have begun.

  • June 2016
  • Stakeholder meetings were held and opinions and suggestions were obtained.

    – Management companies of technoparks around Turkey.
    – Technopark companies and technology entrepreneurs who were supported by the program called "Techno-Initiative Capital Support" which was carried by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology from 2009 till 2015.
  • July 2016
  • Project presentation was made to the top office of Ministry.

  • Meetings with stakeholders that are below mentioned were continued.

    – Undersecretariat of Treasury
    – Undersecretariat For Defence Industries
    – STM Defense Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc.
  • Technical specification preparation process started.

  • August 2016
  • A presentation was made to the Ministry's Office and opinions and appreciations were obtained.

  • The tender process has been completed and officially started on the project. This process was named Tech-Net Phase 1.

  • It was continued to studies on best practices similar to the project all over the world.

  • Logo and design studies of web site were started.

  • September 2016
  • By online surveys were applied to the opinions of stakeholders about design and logo of Tech-Net.

  • Web site design, demo and logo studies continued.

  • The first demo of the Tech-Net was made ready.

  • There were some initiatives for contacts national / international cooperation studies.

  • At the 33rd World Technoparks Conference held on 19-22 September 2016 in Moscow, a Tech-Net presentation was presented and the project was introduced internationally.

  • October 2016
  • On October 7-8, 2016, in the meeting of 2nd Coordination of Technology Development Zones organized by Fırat Teknokent in Elazığ Tech-Net presentation was made and the stakeholders were informed about process of the project.

  • In our secretariat the meetings were by angel investor networks and venture capital firms.

  • Meetings were held in Istanbul with private institutions and organizations.

  • Preparations were made for web site content concurrently.

  • November 2016
  • Meetings with stakeholders continued.

  • All stakeholder opinions and recommendations were compiled and some attachments were made on the site.

  • Some information and data have been requested from the stakeholders to complete the site content.

  • December 2016
  • Information and data from stakeholders were uploaded to the web site. Information for Tech-Net, the English version of the web site, has been translated into English.

  • The web site design has been continued and finalized.

  • Collaboration studies continued and the agreements were made to with the The State Supply Office (DMO) and İŞKUR to sign protocol for each other.

  • Protocol agreement was made with Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK).

  • 2017 Tech-Net Phase 2 targets were determined and necessary plans has been made.

  • The Tech- Net Phase 1 was brought to the final status.

  • January 2017
  • Tech-Net and also Tekno-Ağ, which is Turkish version of Tech-Net have been made ready for service.

  • Studies on the Tech-Net Phase 2 have been going on…