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Interview from Erencan Bal, Turkey

Interview from Erencan Bal, Turkey
Interview from Erencan Bal, Turkey

Your country? Türkiye

Your organisation? TÜBİTAK

Your job title? NCP of Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Your first and last name? Erencan Bal

Why did you decide to become a Cluster 4 NCP? I enjoy working in an international environment and appreciate the chance to support state-of-the-art technologies by interacting with industries and universities. Gaining experience in Business Dev., BI and Project Management related tasks are also a huge plus for my career.

What do you like most in your daily professional life? Each morning brings something different.

What would you say are the most promising areas of digital in your country? Türkiye is an emerging market economy and often classified as one of the nine newly industrialized countries. Further industrialization of the nation and the following transformation to an information society requires R&I activities, participated by all Turkish industries and universities, especially on the main focus areas of AI, Data and Robotics.

How helpful is the IDEALIST network for you? IDEAL-IST is a great project in terms of connecting all Digital NCPs for the common goal; sharing and enhancing experience, self-development with training events, knowledge on interested partners, the ability to build consortia across the EU and many more R&I supporting activities related to EC Framework Programmes.

Tell us what you would like to share with your peers as inspiration? As Mustafa Kemal Atatürk quoted, "Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy." Therefore, I invite you to join our forces for the common good. For science, for technology and for the success.

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