Dear readers,


We are happy to announce the successful completion of our second annual Turkish-German Innovation Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Despite turbulent times, we have chosen Istanbul for our second Summit, because we believe that these relationships should be cherished and held dear. We should not stop trying to strengthen the bonds that have held for so many years and are mutually beneficial for both countries.

This year's summit covered a wide variety of topics related to Industrie 4.0, innovation, and advancements in the manufacturing industry. In addition to holding our successful Summit, this year we are also proud to have introduced the first ever Turkish-German Innovation award in 4 categories: Joint venture manufacturing, Joint venture R&D, Innovative Turkish Start-up and Innovative German start-up.


We invite you to join us as we re-live the event with our latest GSC newsletter. For those of you who were unable to attend the event, we welcome you to experience the highlights from the event from this year's summit, including panels, interviews, and more.


We would like to thank our distinguished guests, speakers, and sponsors that joined us for the event. In addition, we would like to thank all our award ceremony Jury members and congratulate all winners of the first Turkish-German Innovation Award.


We hope you enjoy this special edition newsletter and we look forward to seeing you at our next event! 

Işınay Kemmler
Founder & CEO

Impressions from the Summit

Did you miss the 2. Turkish-German Innovation Summit? Take a look at our impressions video for a glimpse of the high-powered event!

» Watch the video

Manufacturing going Digital

Prof. Dr. Koçak (Bahçeşehir Uni.), Dr. Bredau (Festo), and Cengiz Ultav (Vestel) and Dr. Gallasch (Software Factory) discuss Industrie 4.0 and innovation for manufacturing companies. 

» Watch the highlight video 

Predictive Maintenance

Prof. Dr. Bağcı (Turkish-German University), Dr. Gallasch (Software Factory), and Dr. Bredau (Festo) take a deeper look into maximizing machine availability. 

» Watch the highlight video

Investment opportunities

Prof. Dr. Kadırgan (Istanbul Technical University), Şener Oktik (CTO, Şişecam Group), and Iffet Türken (Tırsan Treyler A.Ş) discuss the opportunities of Turkish-German partnerships in manufacturing.

» Watch the highlight video

The human factor for Industrie 4.0

Prof. Dr. Atalay (M.E. Technical Uni.), Prof. Dr. Lehmann, (Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S), and Ekrem Bulur (Magnesit A.S) examine changing working qualifications.

» Watch the highlight video

Smart Manufacturing for the future

Watch as Prof. Dr. Akkus (Marmara Uni. Istanbul) and Mehmet S. Kesklner (Vestel Elektronik) discuss digitalization in companies operating "smart factories". 

» Watch the highlight video

Textile 4.0

Dr.-Ing. Aslan (ITA Istandbul), Dr.-Ing.Yves-S.Gloy (RWTH), Mrs. Haktar (Hugo Boss), and Bahadir Küpeli (HAS Group) provide insights on Industrie 4.0 in the textile industry

» Watch the highlight video

Business-Model Innovations 

Prof. Dr. Ürey (KOC University), Prof. Dr. Clauss (Philipps University Marburg), and Dr. Ercil (Vispera Technologies A.S.) discuss how Industrie 4.0 is changing current business-models.

» Watch the highlight video

Turkish-German relations

Watch as we discuss with Cengiz Ultav, President of TTGV and executive board member of Vestel, the importance of business relationships between Turkey and Germany while facing globalization. 


» Watch the interview

Global partnerships

Watch the interview with Dr. Andreas Gallasch of Software Factory GmbH as he discusses how events, like the Turkish-German Innovation Summit, bring companies together by offering an opportunity to connect on a deeper level. 

» Watch the interview

Turkey as a power

Hülya Gedik, Chair of the Board at Gedik Holding discusses what German companies can learn from Turkish manufacturers and how important continued collaboration between the two countries is. 


» Watch the interview

Turkish-German collaboration

Prof. Dr. F. Lehmann, Board Member and Technical Director for Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S. discusses the importance of Turkish-German collaborations and how to continue to foster these ties into the future. 

» Watch the interview

The value of Turkish-German Summits

We welcomed back Şener Oktik, CTO from Şişecam Group at this year's TGIS. Hear his opinion on the value of this Summit and how this year's topic, Industrie 4.0 affects large and small businesses in manufacturing.

» Watch the interview

TGIS2 photo gallery

Did you miss this year's TGIS and want to see more? Then be sure to check our photo gallery and view some of our favorite moments from this year's summit. 

» View the gallery

Turkish German Innovation Award

We are happy to announce the results of the first ever Turkish-German Innovation Award. The awards were handed out in 4 categories: Innovative Turkish Startup, Innovative German startup, Joint venture manufacturing, and joint venture R&D. Read further to get to know more about the winners and their innovative ideas.

» Visit the award page to learn more

Joint Venture R&D Award winner - exclusive interview with Bayram Aslan

The winner of the Joint Venture Inovation Award went to a ITA of the RWTH Aachen & ITKIB. We were able to speak with the gentleman who received the Award on behalf of all winners, Dr.-Ing. Bayram Aslan. He spoke with us about his view on global partnerships and how Turkey stands out as a technical power.

» See the complete interview

Start-up Germany Award winner - exclusive interview with ProGlove

The winner of the start-up Germany award went to a Munich based company, Workaround for their invention, ProGlove. The intelligent glove is used to make work in storage and production easier, faster, and safer.


» Read the complete interview


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Visit our YouTube channel to see all the interviews we made at the recent Summit with various participants from all over Turkey and Germany.



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 "...It was a great environment to learn and collaborate. The quality of attendees was really second to none..."

- Prof. Dr. Aytül Ercil, CEO & Shareholder of Vispera Technologies A.S.



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