Familiarization Visit from Africa City of Technology to Techno-parks in Turkey
Date: 20 March - 05 April 2019
Venue: Bursa & Kocaeli - Türkiye

Within the capacity building component of the “Reverse Linkage between Sudan and Turkey”, a familiarization visit was organized for the benefit of the Africa City of Technology (ACT) to techno-parks in Turkey during the period 20 March-05 April 2019.

The main aim of the visit was to familiarize the top level managers of the ACT with good practices and knowledge in managing techno-parks and technology incubators in order to help them in developing the strategic plan of the ACT. The program was facilitated by the knowledge providers namely, TUBITAK MARTEK and ULUTEK.

The main objective of the “Reverse Linkage Project between Sudan and Turkey” is to promote technology localization in Sudan and, in particular, to enhance the capacities of ACT in the area of technology incubation. ACT was established in Khartoum in 2008 to encourage development and investment in various fields of technology.

Following the completion of the project, ACT will be able to provide effective support to research and start-up companies, contributing this way to the human and economic development of Sudan and as a hub, to other African countries.