Within the scope of the Turkey-EU Business Dialogue Grant Program, the University-Industry Collaboration and clustering program on informing and guiding workshop were held in our Exchange on 05/10/2019.
Mr. Seddar Yavuz, Governor of Ordu, Mr. Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality. Mehmet Hilmi Güler, Altınordu Mayor Mr. Aşkın Tören, representatives of institutions and organizations and SME representatives attended.
In his speech at the workshop, our Chairman of the Board Mr. Ziver Kahraman said:
I respectfully greet you on behalf of my institution, my council members and myself.
While the world changes rapidly in intellectual and physical terms thanks to technology, the parties now reach each other much faster. The world has now turned into a small village. Distances are no longer important. One of the quality criteria for goods and services was “Quick access”. The faster you access a good and service, the higher your satisfaction, and your tendency to qualify as “Quality” increases.
Now the production process stands out from traditional molds. The same people now prefer to come together in the same geographical locations. This “choice” is in a sense the necessity of economic life that directs production and trade. Changing and developing conditions support rational competition that is effective and fair, not destructive, but makes each other life. The parties can win and grow their competitors by coming together with them instead of closing themselves, competing in public.
The approach of gathering producers and supporters in the same line of business is the shortest and simple definition of “Clustering”. The details of the subject will be entered by our very valuable teacher soon; I would like to briefly touch upon a few of the advantages of clustering. The competition of companies and their supporters will bring a cost advantage to the companies in the cluster. Scale economy will find its meaning, investment and production will be at optimal scale.
By gaining meaning in quality and efficiency, quality and highly efficient production process will begin. The contribution will be made to labor force and employment. Export and new sales techniques will develop and the competitiveness of companies will increase. Technological innovations will find immediate response and demand. The rules of local and global competition will be internalized and the game will be played according to its rule. The importance of R&D and P&D will increase and efficient and efficient use of resources will be established. All of this will lead to economic growth and economic growth to achieve overall development.
As Ordu Commodity Exchange, we attach great importance to be in every project that will make a positive contribution to growth and development moves in the production and marketing process, to be aware of every project. While giving importance to University-Industry Cooperation, we are not in a blunder like waiting for the first of all moves from the university in this relationship network. Universities are science producing centers and ours is; to demand scientific outcomes produced by universities and to apply them to economic life.
It is not a correct point of view to see universities as responsible or inadequate because they are not taking action such as “serving those who do not want”.
We have carried out many projects with Ordu University and we still continue to do so. For the cluster model, we will benefit from our universities and their knowledge to benefit from scientific approaches. The locomotive of University-Industry Cooperation is the demand that the industry sector will put forward. With these kinds of workshops, the industry sector, in a sense, learns the demand methods by conducting needs assessment and analysis.
While I put an end to my words here, I hope that our workshop, which we care so much, will bring good luck to our city and our country, and I offer respect to all of you.