The goal of the project is to introduce innovative agricultural biotechnology and encourage researchers in the field of Agri-Biotechnology in Turkey.
During the project, the following visuals will be prepared within the scope of visibility activities
- At the beginning of the project, web-site will created with target-specific, instructive and practical about explaining the road map in sections with contact information.
- Brochures will be practical, explanatory and direct the target group to the activities and web site.
- Book will give straightforward and detailed information about the road map and also examples from case studies will be included to guide the researchers in a realistic way.
Within the scope of proposed project, a workshop will be held at Cukurova University in Adana, with participation of partners and beneficiaries from Turkey and U.S. The program will aim to give a detailed information from U.S experts about the road map starting from discovery or ideation stage then screening ideas, establishing a business plan and to go on to product development, launching, marketing and finally product management. National and international participants will give ideas and information by case studies and success stories.
After the international workshop, Feasibility Assessment Report related to Agri-Biotechnology sector will be prepared by partners for their respective cities. The aim of these feasibility reports is to determine the entrepreneurial potential of agricultural biotechnology on cities basis. Following the evaluation of the feasibility reports, workshops will be held in different partners’ cities (Adana, Siirt, Erzurum, Bolu and Ankara) respectively.
All the publications should be updated according to the changes in legislative regulations and other variables. Sustainability of the project will be necessary in this respect to update publications monthly. As a result of the workshops, the final conference will be held at Ankara University in order to share experiences gained in workshops, determine the road map related to agri-biotech sector for the following projects and entrepreneurship activities and collect feedback from the partners and beneficiaries. Under the final conference, entrepreneurship ideas and university-industry- partnerships’ best practices of agri-biotechnology will be collected and as a result of the competition, candidates ranking among the top three will be awarded.
Working Population in Food & Agriculture
GDP in This Sector
Turkey has already had a powerful agriculture and food industry. Almost 20 percent of the country’s working population is employed in this sector and accounts for 6.1 percent of the country’s GDP in 2016. In overall, Turkey is the world’s 7th largest agricultural producer having the leadership in the production of high variety of agricultural products. Estimated total of 11,000 plant species exist in Turkey, whereas the total number of species in Europe is 11,500. However, agriculture and food industry products are mainly low-technology fields. Turkey is now seeking a more preferred position, being a headquarter, supply center and provider for global agricultural sector with high added value products and services through high tech processes.
Although Anatolia has a great potential in agriculture and significant number of researchers in agri-biotech are educated at Turkish Universities and Institutes, there is a gap between combining these qualified people to real economy. On the other hand, USA is the leading country in this field.
The proposed project aims to identify the real problems in this sector, find realistic solutions, give practical guides, draw a road map and to encourage researchers who have innovative ideas in the field of agri-biotech. Specialists from USA are going to be invited to share their best practices so as to improve the entrepreneurship and university-industry collaboration capacity of agri-biotech sector in Turkey.
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Lemmer joined GreenStone in September 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney. He has managed all aspects of in-house and outside legal matters and is experienced with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the financial services industry, publically held companies and the Farm Credit System.
Lemmer attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is an active member of the Michigan Bar Association, and American Corporate Counsel Association. Lemmer was presented with the Phelps-Martin Award for Community Service for his volunteer work with local youth and refugee groups and, was appointed in 2013 to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Dr. Hodgson is a graduate of the University of Newcastle (B.Sc. Hons. 1980) and Macquarie University (PhD. 1988) in Australia; and undertook Post Docs. at Washington University (1987-1990) in St Louis, USA, and the University of Adelaide, Waite Agriculture Campus (1990-1993) in Australia.
He started his professional academic career as an academic Researcher and Tutor in the life-sciences. This expertise progressed from pure research using molecular techniques to study plant physiology/pathology, into development and implementation of molecular diagnostics (MDx) as a tool in on-site disease management (in coconut production and shrimp culture arenas). After 20 years as a researcher, Dr Hodgson undertook a transition from academia into the corporate sector to become a specialist in applications of molecular genomics to the agriculture and human health sectors, for several top-tier BioTech supply companies.
Dr. Hodgson worked for about 10 years in managerial positions with QIAGEN in Australia, and with Illumina and Affymetrix (acquired by ThermoFisher) as Senior Manager for International Markets in Agrigenomics. During these years Dr Hodgson was involved in business development and client relations, including developing SMEs and researcher understanding of genotyping applications in Agrigenomics and in Human Health. He also engaged in market research and trends analysis; concept building for marketing the management of products and solutions; capturing ideas to develop and implement business strategy; strategy pathway to increase brand awareness and improve brand value; as well as business networking with SMEs and Researchers.
In 2013 Dr Hodgson began SCIMONÉG, a small consultancy firm with special interest in the application of AgriGenomics, and in Best Practices for Business-to-Science engagement. The Firm’s passion, expertise and focus applies genomics solutions that challenge and disrupt traditional work practices for different, better, more productive outcomes.
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