TAGES prepares, coordinates and manages EU projects and consults industry and SMEs on EU R&D Projects mainly Framework Programme projects since 2002. TAGES with its 20 years of experience on manufacturing and ICT industry and an extensive knowledge and experience on technology project management and wide industrial network relations in Turkey and in EU facilitates different Turkish industries on innovation development and management by collaborating with ICT and industrial associations.
Relevant Competence for the project
TAGES has success stories in EU Projects like; FP6 EASIER-Engaging regional SMEs within the ICT sector in EU research Project where brought together around 400 European ICT researchers and SMEs in a big ICT event and supporter 90 SMEs in participation to 50 FP7 projects and prepared and submitted project final management report successfully. FP6 FIRE- Facilitating Innovation in Renewable Energies Project for supporting SMEs. TAGES consulted Machine Manufacturers Association of Turkey in FP6 VERITAS-Virtual Enterprises for Integrated Industrial Solutions Project by establishing 2 cooperative networks in machinery industry and managing them. FP7 AGFORISE-AGroFOod Clusters Platform with Common Long-Term Research and Innovation Strategy towards Economic Growth and Prosperity Project where has a role as a Partner in financial and activity management, dissemination and exploitation. TAGES is collaborating with Logistics Association of Turkey in FP7 COIN -Collaboration & COllaboration and INteroperability for networked enterprises Project on preparing and coordinating the Pilot implementations. TAGES is a content provider of Bilgi Cagi (Knowledge Age) monthly watchdog magazine on R&D and innovation process in Turkey.
Main role and activities to be carried out
TAGES will take the roles in WP3 Smart Mobility and also WP6 Dissemination and Impact. TAGES will carry out the coordination activities of Istanbul Pilots. Within the dissemination activities TAGES will do the media promotion of the project by localisations, will organize a DevCamp for service developer training and involvement sessions and possible apps-competitions in Istanbul, will create SME-Driven Business Cluster Body in Istanbul, will organize workshops for policy makers and academic environment and will carry out the dissemination activities in Istanbul.