Development of a New Regional Innovation Ecosystem Model

A Regional Innovation Ecosystem Model is drawn up to analyze the existing innovation management skills of the SMEs in the region by examining the global trends, local dynamics and academic studies on the innovation capacity of SMEs. Within the scope of the field study, online survey, in-depth interviews with the SMEs and workshops are held to embody the work at the regional level. Based on the current situation, a new regional innovation ecosystem model specific to the region is developed with the contribution of our international partners’ views and experiences.

Creating Training Modules

Based on the regional model, both interactive and online training modules are developed to create awareness about the significance of the innovation in the region and raise innovation consultants, trainers of innovation consultants and SMEs employees.

Interactive Training Modules

  • Training of Innovation Consultants
  • Training of Innovation Consultant Trainers
  • Training of SMEs

Online Training Modules

  • Informatics Systems for Business Development
  • Digital Business Ecosystem

Development of e-Platform

E-Platform is designed as a software tool for agglomeration of activities in innovation agenda of the region such as training, learning, evaluating innovation management capacity, receiving consultancy, sharing experiences and developing business network. The platform includes online training modules, registration interface for interactive training modules and digital library.

Development of Human Resources


At the first stage, a team of 15 people from East Marmara Development Agency and Kocaeli Chamber of Industry will be trained on how to implement the training modules created by international partners. Following the completion of trainings, the team will organize training sessions in the region under the MARKASEM (East Marmara Development Agency Continuing Education Center) to raise human resource.