Design for Export Workshop at Turkey Innovation Week 2014
Design is to be considered key in transforming Turkish SME’s from suppliers to OEM’s. Turkish design leadership has to be developed. Turkish design leadership has to be developed. During the Innovation Week Yard 9 facilitated a workshop on designing for export. International renowned experts shared and discussed their latest insights from Turkey, South Korea, India, Brazil and the Netherlands. Some 20 people attended our workshop and participated in the discussion afterwards.In alignment which the successfully organized Holland Turkey Business Forums in the Netherlands, ING, Yard 9, TNO, Turkey Institute and Dutch Embassy took the initiative to counter-organize a Turkey Holland Business Forum during Turkey Innovation Week 2014 in Istanbul. Main objective of the business forum is to build and strengthen ties between the Turkish and Dutch business, design, innovation and R&D community. Turkey plans, designs, and works for increasing exports from $162 (2012) to $500 billion in 2023.