Istanbul Living Lab Signatures

Experiment Laboratory, Maker Workshop, Incubation Center for entrepreneurs will be the first in the world with this feature.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of the World Trade Center (DTM) this morning, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbas stated that ‘Living Lab’ concept is a new concept for Turkey and it is also important to bring together innovative thinking and entrepreneurship. President Topbas stated that the center to be established will open an important quality window for the city life, “This will be the center of experience of industrial city designs. Ergonomic and high quality products aimed at the development will be provided,” he said.


Mayor Topbas noted that the project will be carried out under the coordination of IMM Directorate for EU Affairs and added that the Entrepreneurship Center will work to make Istanbul an innovative, competitive city. Mayor Topbas continued: “900 sqm area was allocated in Şişhane metro station. Total project budget will be 7 million TL. This project was supported by the Istanbul Development Agency and received a grant of up to 71.63% of the total budget “President Topbas stated that the project they signed today will start to serve Istanbul in 11 months, all kinds of software, hardware, office , We are setting up an environment where workshops, teams and equipment are ready.”

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