Nanotechnology in Turkey
Turkey is one of the up-and-coming economies in the World. A prerequisite to play for such a role is to have some targeted development strategies that include issues such as science and technology and education. The set of strategies Turkey is currently set on can be summarized under three major headings: become a legitimate partner of an economic Consortium in the World—such as the European Union or Black Sea Economic Federation; set targets for an education policy to concentrate on certain disciplines that are visioned to further economic and societal objectives; and choose and invest in those industries that Turkey could play a competitive role in the foreseeable future. Turkish policy makers and economists as well as universities have been tinkering on these very important strategic aspects of the country’s future. In this chapter, our focus is largely economic to the extent that economic sphere can be separated from the political one. However, one has to note that increasing importance of Turkey’s geopolitical position is well intertwined with its increasing importance as an economic player. Turkey, however, has to live up to this role that history and changing economic balances in the world have tailored for her.
KeywordsVenture Capital Nanotechnology Research Technology Transfer Office Industry Cluster Turkish Economy
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