Kick-off Conference

Opening Event in Istanbul, September 25, 2014

Representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), and of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will open the event. The Fraunhofer Executive Vice President Prof. Verl will give a keynote speech about applied research at Fraunhofer.
In the afternoon experts of different Fraunhofer Institutes will give presentations on the four priority areas »Innovative Materials«, »Digital Life, Internet of Things, Communication and Embedded Systems«, »R&D-Production-Industry 4.0« and »City of the Future«, with the aim to inform about Fraunhofer Institutes’ activities and innovations focusing on the Turkish industry and research needs.

Agenda, September 25th, 2014

08:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome
10:00 Keynote address: Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology
10:30 Keynote address: German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF
11:00 Keynote address: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – Applied Research in Turkey
11:30 The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft –
Applied Research and the Fraunhofer German-Turkish-Days
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. A. Verl,
Executive Vice President of Fraunhofer Society
12:30 Business lunch
13:30 Expert forum on the key topics of the Fraunhofer German-Turkish-Days
(4 parallel sessions)
  »Innovative Materials«
Fraunhofer IFAM, WKI & ICT
»Digital Life, Internet of Things, Communication and Embedded Systems«
Fraunhofer IIS & IOF
»R&D - Production - Industry 4.0«
Fraunhofer IAO, IPA, MOEZ & IML
»City of the Future«
Fraunhofer IAO
16:00 Coffee break
16:20 Plenum – Wrap-up Session
17:00 End of the conference, get together