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Mersin Technopark ICT Clutser organised Japan Trade Delegation and Japan IT Week Fair Visit program that wa held between 20-28 October 2018 within the scope of the International Marketing Activity, and a total of 8 companies participated in the activity. The Cluster member companies Arma, Barkosoft, eBilge, Epati, Kardelen, Pikselpark, Dorasoft, Emtech participated to the program as well as cluster management company.

With the program it is aimed:

  • The opportunity to get to know the Japanese market closely and to observe the developments in the market on site,
  • Opportunity to establish new export-oriented collaborations by holding bilateral meetings with companies and institutions operating in Japan,
  • An environment to obtain clear information about competitors,
  • Opportunity to create a new target audience,
  • It is aimed to provide the opportunity to meet with the companies in Japan IT Week and to observe the sectoral developments on site.


On the first day of the program, Tokyo Ambassador Murat Mercan and Tokyo Chief Commercial Counselor Murat Yapıcı accepted Mersin Technopark Trade Delegation in their offices, and at the meeting held with them, Mersin IT Cluster and 8 companies in the Committee were introduced, important information about the Japanese market and the realization of export to the market. has been taken.

Within the scope of the visit made to Kanawaga Science Park on the same day, Kanagawa Science Park Incubation and Investment Unit Manager Mr. Ken Harada gave a presentation on services and processes in Kanagawa Science Park. After the presentation, after the presentations made by Nikodrive CEO Jimmura Kohei and Starsphere CEO Steve van Maanen, who carries out the R&D processes in Kanagawa Science Park, on the Japanese IT sector and their own companies, B2B meetings were held with the IT companies in the institution. The delegation visited the Kanagawa Science Park campus after the meetings.

On the second day of the program, Yokosuka Research Park was visited and the first stop of the visit was the Docomo R&D Center. Subsequently, Yokosuka Science Park official Mr. Following the corporate presentation of Tetsuya Yasui, Mersin Technopark URGE IT Cluster, which met with NICT officials, NICT General Manager Dr. Kiyoshi Hamaguchi held a meeting that started with his presentation on NICT.


Mersin Technopark Trade Delegation visited Japan IT Week on the third and fourth day of the program. According to the data announced by the fair organizer company Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. on October 29, 2018, a total of 53,212 people visited the fair this year, 653 companies, including giant companies such as Microsoft, Google, Paypal, Oracle, Hitachi, Kaspersky, and Alibaba, participated in the fair. has taken. B2B meetings were held with Japanese companies that were matched according to the fields of activity of the companies included in the Mersin Technopark IT Cluster, and possible collaborations were evaluated in the meetings held with company officials.

On the fifth day of the program, during the visit of JETRO (Japanese Foreign Trade Organization), Global Strategy Planning Manager Mr. Masaru Nishiura made his presentation with the theme of "The Current Situation of Foreign Direct Investments and Jetro's Activities for Increasing FDI", while introducing the companies in the Mersin Technopark Information Technology Cluster and Trade Committee, important information about the Japanese market and market entry was received.

On the sixth day of the program, Mersin Technopark Trade Delegation attended the Rakuten Technology Conference held at Rakuten Crimson House, sessions were held by Tokyo Chief Commercial Counselor Mr. He watched with Murat Yapıcı. At the end of the conference, where a total of 60 sessions were held in 7 different halls, Tokyo Chief Commercial Counselor Mr. While the Delegation held an evaluation meeting with Murat Yapıcı, they conveyed their impressions on the Japanese market, and suggestions about possible collaborations were re-evaluated. After the meeting, Mersin Technopark General Manager Özgür Durmaz gave an interview to Japanese Rakuten TV about the commercial relations between the two countries and the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem and in this context, Mersin Technopark IT Cluster was introduced.


2018 JAPONYA Kanagawa Science Park ve Yokosuka Science Park'a