Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Capacity Building for Corporate World

Vocational Education and Training Turkey – EU Business Development Centre (ABİGEM ) TAIEX – TOBB Seminars TOBB - REC Turkey Project on Capacity Building on Environment​
REACH and CLP Project Chambres towards Acquis Support and Business Ethics Project (CASE) R&D and Innovation: TUR&BO-ppp​


Turkish Research and Business Organisations a.i.s.b.l.  (TURBO)


TURBO is an international non-profit association (a.i.s.b.l.) set up in Brussels in March 2004 by the public and private sector institutions and represents the Turkish research and business domains, i.e. TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation) and TESK (The Confederation of Tradesmen and Craftsmen of Turkey). The founding philosophy and aims of TURBO are based on the principle of public-private partnership.

TURBO aims to assist Turkey in attaining success in the European Union’s RTD and private sector/enterprise-oriented programmes within the framework of the EU Lisbon Strategy. This is achieved by providing information, communication, consultancy and training services, participating in target oriented networks and in carrying out lobbying activities. In carrying out lobbying activities on behalf of Turkish participants in the Framework Programme (FP), including the public research institutions and the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). It also provides support to the National Contact Points (NCPs), relaying information on events and issues which are at the heart of the EU research policy and in facilitating and hosting meetings between the Turkish NCPs and their counterparts from other countries.

Memberships of the TURBO are as follows:

• IGLO –Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices in Brussels for EU E&D
• EREF –European Regional Economic Forum
• ERRIN –The European Regions Research and Innovation Network
• EARMA –The European Association of Research Managers & Administrators
• KEN –Knowledge Economy Network
• RIBN –Research, Innovation and Business Network
• NIROC –The Network of Interest Representation Offices from Candidate Countries


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