TİM and İnovent start a mentorship project for sustainable value

TİM and İnovent start a mentorship project for sustainable value

Sabancı University affiliate Inovent and the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) kick off INOSUIT - Innovation-Focused Mentorship Project, to help companies create sustainable value and increase their exports. The academic directors of the project are Inovent Director Merih Pasin and Sabancı University FENS faculty member Umut Ekmekçi.


During the first year of the project, roadmaps will be drawn for 100 companies whose progress will then be monitored.  TİM Board of Directors Member Ömer Burhanoğlu said, “We will have great success stories by companies as they advance towards their 2023 objectives."

Sabancı University affiliate Inovent and the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) kicked off INOSUIT - Innovation-Focused Mentorship Project. The project is designed to help companies create sustainable value through maintaining their innovation performance, and increase their exports.  The academic directors of the project are Inovent Director Merih Pasin and Sabancı University FENS faculty member Umut Ekmekçi. The project started with two-day workshops and will continue for the first year with providing easier access to strategic resources for 100 companies, shaping their innovation roadmaps according to the latest technological trends. Invited to the workshops were 62 mentors from the top 50 universities in the 2015 Most Entrepreneurial and Innovative Universities Index compiled by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. These mentors will be assigned to the 100 companies included in the project to provide them innovation-focused mentorship support over 11 months. The number of participating companies is expected to increase in subsequent years.

Easier access to strategic resources

The systematics of Innovation Management will be formulated as the top priority in the project in order to improve the innovation competencies and capacities of the participants through a common language created by the mentors. During the first year, the project will provide easier access to strategic resources for 100 companies, shaping their innovation roadmaps according to the latest technological trends. Best practices and experiences will be shared during the 6th month of the 11-month project, and the conclusion will include actual success stories of the participants.

News coverage of the project is available here.