📩 03/11/2023 12:04
Plug and Play, the world's largest innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, held the Plug and Play Turkey EXPO 2 event in Istanbul on November 2023. "Innovation" was scrutinized end-to-end at the event, which brought together Turkey's leading companies as well as the global entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Plug and Play, the world's largest innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, which has been operating in Turkey since 2021, discussed the latest developments in the field of innovation on a global scale at the Plug and Play Turkey EXPO 2 event held in Istanbul on November 2023. At the event, which was held with the participation of the Minister of Industry and Technology, Mehmet Fatih Kacır, senior executives of Akbank, Aygaz, Enerjisa, İGA, MEXT, Otokoç and TOGG, which are in the Plug and Play ecosystem, shared their innovation experiences, while more than 20 global enterprises also shared their experiences. shared with the participants.
“Türkiye is an important step in our innovation journey”
Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play, one of the doyens of the global entrepreneurship ecosystem with more than 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley, said that their commitment to Istanbul constitutes a very important step in the innovation journey. Emphasizing that they constantly offer efficiency and cost-saving solutions to the automotive, production and industrial sectors with their global enterprise portfolio, Amidi said, “Through our Istanbul operations, we not only create a bridge between Turkey and the dynamic technology ecosystems of Silicon Valley, China, Singapore, Germany and our comprehensive global network.” We aim to ensure continuity of cooperation and innovation. "The determination of Turkey's leading institutions and organizations such as Akbank, Aygaz, Enerjisa, İGA, MEXT, Otokoç and TOGG to embrace these changes and benefit from global technological developments is a clear indication of how our work is progressing in the right direction," he said.
“We will bring the global technology ecosystem to Istanbul”
Underlining that they have brought Istanbul together with a truly global platform, Saeed Amidi continued his words as follows: “As Plug and Play, our investor community identifies startups with proven past performance and high return on investment. "This ecosystem will revitalize the Turkish startup environment and position Istanbul among the 'top 10 global startup ecosystems' in the coming period."
“We are a global dynamo for corporate companies in Turkey”
Plug and Play Turkey and EMEA Regional Director Lale Can Gözübüyük pointed out that Plug and Play is the world's largest innovation platform and said: “In our ecosystem, there are more than 600 large-scale companies on the Fortune 1000 list, more than 75 thousand startups, hundreds of There are many stakeholders such as investors, experts and public institutions who are committed to innovation. In Turkey, we have been positioning ourselves as a global dynamo to support the innovation journey of our country's large corporate companies for 3 years. We currently have 7 corporate partners in Turkey. We support them in their innovation processes both at the idea stage and during their implementation. To date, we have introduced hundreds of entrepreneurs and had them participate in our Plug and Play events around the world. We are happy and proud to be able to convey all of our work and draw a vision for the future under certain themes regarding innovation at our Plug and Play Turkey EXPO 2023 event. “In the coming period, we will continue to support corporate companies and organize events to transfer our knowledge.”