Turkey opens tech center, aiming Industry 4.0 move

The center is designed to be a regional hub for innovative research, provide assistance to businesses as they prepare for the Industry 4.0

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a large-scale technology complex in Istanbul and 40 factories in the northwestern province of Kocaeli last week, according to Daily Sabah.

Delivering the opening speech Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries’ (MESS) Technology Center, Erdoğan said, “We are determined to make Turkey the center of three continents, a global production and technology base.”

The giant tech center is designed to be a regional hub for innovative studies, to oversee the country’s digital transformation and provide help to businesses to prepare themselves for Industry 4.0.

Center established with USD200 million investment

Established with a $200 million investment, the center will offer 400,000 hours of training to minimum 40,000 industrial employees free of charge and create an extensive Digital Industrial Transformation Curriculum together with senior managers, engineers and operators.

MESS also wants to offer more than 2 million hours of training to 250,000 employees in industrial areas over the next five years and help businesses to draw a digital transformation road map.

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