Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) provided R&D Centers Capacity Building Support training in order to create an innovation culture and bring new initiatives to the economy.
BURSA (İGFA) – Uludağ Textile Exporters Union (UTİB) hosted the first training within the scope of R&D Centers Capacity Building Support (mini-MBA program). The training includes the first 3 finalists in the corporate category within the scope of the 12th International R&D Project Market-TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, and the companies that were awarded within the scope of the 11th International R&D Project Market-TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, but could not benefit from the program due to Covid.
‘CONTRIBUTION TO EXPORT’
Pınar Taşdelen Engin, Chairman of the Board of UTİB, said, “We continue to contribute to our works that open the horizon of the sector and also contribute to production and export. we will continue with an increasing energy. The training called R&D Centers Capacity Development Support, which we carried out for our companies, was among the important steps we took in this journey. As UTİB, we continue to carry out all our works for the sustainable production and export of our sector without slowing down. ”
‘A MARKETING INSTRUMENT’
R&D Centers Capacity Building Support Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum, who made the presentation, drew attention to the current effects of globalization and said that companies should closely follow technological developments. Emphasizing that the 21st century is the age of creativity and innovation, Batumi stated that it is very important for companies to have an R&D department and said, “R&D is gradually becoming more dominant among companies and contributing to marketing. A closer R&D culture to the customer will be able to distribute innovation. Let’s not forget that R&D is a marketing instrument. R & D is a tool that will lead the Turkish industry to a bright future. ”
NEW BRIDGE WITH TECHXTILE
Noting that with the direction of the pandemic to globalization, the solutions now need to accelerate, Batum said. “The Turkish textile industry has survived in this process thanks to smart and fast behaviors. Both dynamics both in the private Turkey worldwide, from start-up companies to large corporations has shifted. Large companies must work together with Start-Up companies. Here, we wanted to bridge with TechXtile in this context.