Türkiye Chair

Eureka's Chair is held by Türkiye from July 2023 and June 2024. The candidacy was approved in a High-level Group meeting held in Belgium in 2022.

In recent years, the transformative and destructive effects of rapidly developing technologies, global trends, socio-economic challenges persist in increasing the need for science, technology, and innovation across all countries.

However, sustainability, digitalisation, resilience to multiple risks, social inclusion, competitiveness and working together have gained even greater importance to open new opportunities for a more sustainable future.

To realise our goals for Eureka during our time as Chair, a dedicated team from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBÄ°TAK) has been established. We will work together with the Eureka Secretariat and the Executive Board and Executive Group to strengthen Eureka according to our priority areas.

Eureka plays a vital role in tackling global challenges by fostering collaboration, promoting innovation and facilitating the development of comprehensive solutions.

With cross-border cooperation, a holistic approach and focus on market-oriented solutions, Eureka contributes to addressing global challenges effectively and creating a positive impact on a global scale.

The solutions developed through Eureka projects have the potential to benefit not only the countries in our network, but also the international community, contributing to global sustainable development and well-being.

Türkiye has always recognised the importance of international collaboration in driving innovation and economic growth. Over the years, we have actively participated in various Eureka projects, contributing our expertise and resources to fostering groundbreaking initiatives across different sectors.

As Eureka's Chair country, Türkiye has a unique opportunity to tackle global challenges through leadership, regional perspective, collaboration and innovation. By leveraging its expertise, engaging in strategic partnerships, promoting Sustainable Development Goals, and involving SMEs and the public, Türkiye can make a significant impact in addressing these challenges and contributing to a more sustainable and resilient future.

By assuming the Chair, Türkiye aims to build upon this foundation and further strengthen the cooperation between Eureka countries to tackle global challenges.