ITA Istanbul cermonial opened
The long-time tradition of German-Turkish cooperation is being strengthened and expanded further. The İTA İstanbul Tekstil Araştırma Geliştirme ve Eğitim A.Ş. (ITA Istanbul) was officially inaugurated on 08.10.2016. The ITA Istanbul is an institute in cooperation with Turkish textile export associations from the regions of Istanbul, Gaziantep, Bursa, Adana and Izmir and Institut für Textiltechnik (Institute of Textile Technology) RWTH Aachen University (ITA) and ITA Technologietransfer GmbH, Aachen (Technology Transfer). The aim is to strengthen German-Turkish economic and scientific relations
In addition to Dr. Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey; the mayor of the city of Istanbul Kücükcekmece, Mr. Temel Karadeniz; the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Mr. Mehmet Büyü-kekşi; The chairman of the largest Turkish textile export association called Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association, Mr. Ismail Gülle, and members of other partner organizations, a large number of high-ranking participants from politics, science and business were represented.
The ceremonial inauguration was carried out with incentive speeches on the subjects such as business model innovation and industry 4.0 as well as speeches on innovations in textile technology. One highlight was the possibility to visit all facilities and equipment of ITA Istanbul in operation. Minister Dr. Faruk Özlü took time to visit the institute.
The ITA and transfer company ITA GmbH have been providing intensive connections with companies, universities and industrial associations of the textile industry in Turkey for over seven years. The aim is to strengthen the partners in Turkey and Germany through joint development projects, exchange of know-how and promotion of commercial and academic training on both sides.
Through the location in Istanbul, partners and industrial customers in Turkey will be acquired, managed and integrated into joint development projects. In addition, German and Turkish companies will be supported on development of markets in the respective other country. Transnational cooperation will be maintained and developed further, in particular through intensive partnerships with industrial associations, universities and research institutes in Turkey.
The directorate of ITA Istanbul is set significantly by the ITA of RWTH Aachen University. The central technological fields of nonwovens, clothing, finishing, coating and the environment are focused under the management of Dr.-Ing. Bayram Aslan. Another business area is consulting and testing services.
The ITA-Istanbul has as a partner university, the Marmara University, and is located 30 minutes from Istanbul Ataturk Airport in a still developing Technology Park of Marmara University. A lecture on „Technical Textiles“ will start at the Marmara University this year. The lecture will be given by Dr.-Ing. Bayram Aslan.
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