Organization of Turkic States co-hosted panel session in the framework of the Digital Bridge Forum in Astana

Within the framework of the Digital Bridge Forum, the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) co-hosted a panel session with the theme of “Innovation and Startup Ecosystem Enablers in the OTS Member States” held on 29 September 2022 in Astana, which was initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the Istanbul Summit of the OTS.

The Panel Session moderated by Project Director of the OTS Secretariat Farrukh Jumayev was attended by Magzhan Madiyev Founding CEO of Astana Hub and Co-founder of (Kazakhstan), Ahmet Serdar Ibrahimcioglu CEO of Bilişim Vadisi Technopark (Türkiye), Faruk Inaltekin General Manager of Bilkent Cyberpark (Türkiye), Chubak Temirov Executive Director of High Technology Park (Kyrgyzstan) and Farkhad Ibragimov CEO of IT Park Uzbekistan as keynote speakers.

During the panel discussions, the panelists briefed the participants about the development of the innovation ecosystem in their countries and the conditions created for the startups and IT companies in the Turkic region.
The heads of the Turkic IT and Techno Parks also discussed the ways to enhance the network and strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation among them and exchanged views on the priority areas of their collaboration including ecosystem development programs, facilitation with R&D, infrastructure, investment attraction,

providing access to various markets, and capacity building as well as concepts of planned projects and programs within the Organization.

As an outcome of the discussions, the Memorandum of Understanding among Technoparks from the Member States of the Organization of Turkic States was signed within the framework of the Digital Bridge Forum.

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