180 Experts Contributed With Their Ideas For The Development Of The Clean Energy Sector

Focus Group Meetings, which were organized to identify the development areas of The Clean Energy sector, ended with the sixth one held online on June 16, 2021. One hundred eighty participants with expertise in different fields related to the sector attended the meetings with their opinions and suggestions.
At the last meeting held with the theme of “İzmir Clean Energy Sectoral Transformation”, the results of previous meetings were prioritized. BEST For Energy Project Team Leader Ekin TAŞKIN, who moderated the meeting, stated that analyzing the current situation and understanding the future trends in the sector are critical success factors in preparing a realistic and applicable action plan. Taşkın shared essential data on the value chain analysis results and stated that more than 80% of the 152 companies they interviewed in The Clean Energy and Clean Technology Sector increased their turnover and profitability in the last two years. Also, he added that The Clean Energy and Clean Technology Sector is the star sector of the coming period for Turkey.
In the focus group meetings held within the project, ideas under many topics such as future trends, sectors suitable for transformation, infrastructure projects, human resource development,new entrepreneur support themes were prioritized by all participants through online applications.
It was stated that cooperation and coordination are essential for increasing The Clean Energy and Clean Technology sector's competitiveness, and an important step was taken for collaboration in the industry with the Focus Group Meetings. BEST For Energy Project Coordinator Hülya ULUSOY SUNGUR stated that the cooperation environment would ensure the success of the BEST For Energy Project and Izmir Development Agency's projects for the Clean Energy Sector in the coming period, and thanked all the participants for their contributions.