Technology and Innovation

The Technology and Innovation Working Group was established in 2018 by merging the "R&D and Innovation Working Group" formed in 2006 with the "Industrial Digital Transformation Working Group" created in 2017 due to the increasing importance of technology and their convergent fields of activity. Aim of the working group is to engage in activities aimed at increasing the intensity of R&D in Turkey, contributing to the rendering more attractive of the business environment by boosting innovation and entrepreneurship when compared to rival countries and ensuring integration to the digital transformation process in Turkey. In this regard, the outputs of two reports previously drawn up by YASED and called "Determining Requirements for Attracting International Investors' R&D Investments to Turkey" and "A Proposed Program for Achieving an Outranking Turkish R&D Ecosystem" are shared with the relevant parties in all appropriate platforms.

Meeting with various public institutions and organizations at every possible opportunity, the Working Group conveys its opinions and views on subjects such as the incentive mechanisms required by international companies regarding the investment environment, the impacts of R&D investments on economy, the problems encountered concerning R&D incentives and suggestions for solutions, operational problems with regard to R&D centers, the steps required for adaptation to the industrial digital transformation process and practical examples from our members already involved in the digital transformation process. Furthermore, the Group is also actively involved in the activities of YOIKK's R&D, Added Value Production and Certification Working Group and contributes to the revisions needs for the laws and regulations concerning R&D and Technology Development Zones the group is currently working on.

In addition, YASED has assumed a project focusing on start-ups aimed at increasing the export volume of Turkey and extending e-commerce practices and will endeavor to create collaborative platforms with the start-ups to be identified by technoparks/technocities in the light of international investors' needs in the upcoming period.


Consists of 3M, A.S. Watson, Abbvie, Adecco, Ajinomoto, Akenerji, Amazon Turkey, Anadolu Efes, Apple, Arvato, Atasun, Axa Sigorta, BASF, Baymak, Boeing, Borçelik, Bosch, Brisa Brıdgestone, BSH, Cargill, Cengiz Makine, Chubb European Group, Clariant, Coface, Corning, Credit Suisse, Crif, D-Market (Hepsiburada), Deloitte, Denge (Mazars), DFDS, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Lojistik Hizmetleri, DHL Worldwide Express, Dow Kimya, Edenred, Enercon, Enerjisa, Ericsson, Experian, EY Türkiye, Ferrero, Festo, Ford Otosan, Fritolay (Pepsıco), Gama Enerji, Garanti Bankası, Georg Fischer Hakan Plastik, Getir, Grundfos Pompa, Hero Gıda, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hill Internatıonal, HP Bilgisayar, HP Pelzer Pimsa Otomotiv, Huawei, IBM, İE Ulagay İlaç – Menarini, ING, Iron Mountain, ISS, Johnson&Johnson, JTI, Jungheinrich, Kale Pratt & Whitney, Karcher, Koç Finansal Hizmetler (Yapı Ve Kredi Bankası), Kolay İK, KPMG, La Lorraine, Leoni Kablo, L'oreal, Manpower, Master Card, Media Markt, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Migros, MSD Turkey, MUFG Bank, Multinet, Mutlu Akü, Nazalı Avukatlık Ortaklığı, Nestle, Netaş, Nivea Beiersdorf, NN Hayat Ve Emeklilik, Odea Bank, Oyak Renault, Perfetti Van Melle, Pfizer, Philip Morris, P&G, Prometeon, Pronet, PwC, Ravago, Reynaers Alüminyum, Roche, Samsung, Sanofi, SAP, Savola Gıda, Schneider Elektrik, Securitas, Sensörler Ve İleri Cihazlar (SICK), Shell Türkiye, Sicpa, Siemens Healthcare, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Sanayi, Sodexo Avantaj, Specialty Products (Dupont Grubu), Takeda, TAV, Tesa Bant, Tofaş, Toyota, Travelex, Turkcell, Türk Telekom, Uber Turkey, Unilever, Vaillant, Valeo Otomotiv, Vanguard Turkey Lojistik, Vodafone, White&Case, Wilo Pompa, Yemek Sepeti.

With contributions of Vodafone