‘Digital Transformation Call’ invitation to Industrialists
The “Technology Oriented Industry Move Program Digital Transformation Call Seminar” was held on October 12 by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Supreme Organization of Organized Industrial Zones (OSBÜK) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)., Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır gave information about the studies carried out and the road map followed by the Ministry. Pre-application continues until November 3.
“Technology Oriented Industry Move Program Digital Transformation Call Seminar” was organized to share information about the Call, which was announced for technology suppliers and supports 188 products and 54 innovative technology investments in the field of digital transformation., Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır mentioned about many topics from Turkey’s R&D and innovation capacity to the ‘National Technology Move’ and emphasized the new generation technology and domestic production. Drawing attention to the ‘2023 Industry and Technology Goals’, Kacır said: “Here, we have listed 188 products and 54 innovative technology areas. Data and Software Infrastructure Technologies, Next Generation Smart Sensors, Wearable Technologies, Microelectronic Technologies, Nuclear Technologies, Other Electronics and Software Technologies are the technology topics we have listed under this call. Pre-applications continue until November 3. Digital transformation is indispensable for us. If we try to realize the digital transformation with imported technologies, we need to know that we are running on the treadmill, even if we feel that we are speeding up. We are faced with paying a large part of the additional earnings abroad as the cost of that digital return technology.” Kacır underlined that they will continue to support the private sector, investors and entrepreneurs by emphasizing that digital transformation should be implemented, benefiting from the efficiency arising from it and developing these technologies domestically and nationally.
SMEs that cannot digitalize lag behind the competition
OSBÜK Secretary General O. Fatih Soysal drew attention to the importance of the “Technology Oriented Industry Move Program”, while TOBB Real Sector R&D and Implementation Department Head Hasan Çağlayan Dündar touched upon the importance of SMEs for the economy. Expressing that SMEs are affected by technology and need to be digitalized, Dündar said that: “SMEs that could not achieve their digital transformation had difficulty in maintaining their commercial lives and fell behind in the competition. With the pandemic, digitalization has become a necessity. Businesses with a ready-made technological infrastructure, with the help of e-commerce, remote working systems and digital payment channels, were among the least affected by the pandemic.” Dündar invited the industrialists to benefit from the program. After the speeches, the Ministry of Industry and Technology, General Directorate of Strategic Research and Efficiency, Program Management Department Head Hakan Erten made a ‘Digital Transformation Call Presentation’. After the presentation, the questions of the participants were answered.