The 23nd meeting of Supreme Council for Science and Technology

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The 23rd meeting of Supreme Council for Science and Technology (SCST) chaired by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was held on 27th December, 2011, with a huge participation of  4 Vice Prime Ministers, 14 Ministers  and over 90 senior officials at Vali Galip Demirel, Vilayetler Evi, Gölbaşı, Ankara.

The main theme of the 23rd meeting of SCST was "National Innovation and Entrepreneurship System and steps to be taken to foster this system".  The meeting started with the opening speech by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and continued with the presentation by Prof. Dr. Yücel Altunbaşak, President of TÜBİTAK.

The following eight new decrees were adopted at the meeting (Decrees can be previewed in Turkish):

The areas ”energy”, “water” and “food” have been taken under the auspices of the Prime Minister by the decree no. 2010/101 at the 21st meeting of the Supreme Council for Science and Technology in June 2010. Decision for the establishment of National Energy, Water and Food R&D and Innovation Strategies Working Groups with the participation of related stakeholders (public institutions, private sector and academia) under the coordination of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) was taken  by this decree. The studies which are forseen by this decree have been concluded.

In addition to new decrees, monitoring and evaluation of R&D and innovation strategies in energy, water and food areas will be performed under the decree no. 2010/201 "National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2011-2016".

Further meeting documents are given below (in Turkish):




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