At the Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission meeting held in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on July 8, 2021, OSTİM Technical University Rector, Academicians, international researchers and the OSTİM OIZ Delegation shared their experiences and suggestions on industrial policies.

In the Parliamentary Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission, OSTİM Technical University Rector Prof. Dr. Murat Yülek made a presentation titled “Industrial Policies and Public Procurements Current Situation in the World and in Turkey and Suggestions for Turkey” together with OSTİM OIZ President Orhan Aydın and his accompanying delegation and OSTİM Technical University academicians and affiliated international researchers.

Industry is in rapid evolution, the world is transforming rapidly

In the opening speech of the Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission meeting held in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Commission President and AK Party Konya Deputy Ziya ALTUNYALDIZ said that the industrialization process that started at the end of the 18th century accelerated with the 20th century, and that at the end of the 20th century, He also stated that electronics and information technologies are also included in the production processes. ALTUNYALDIZ: “20. As the century ends and the 21st century passes, the process that we can describe as the evolution of the industry has accelerated and brought about a radical change in the competitive vision of individuals, firms, sectors and countries, respectively.”

“Technological developments that develop rapidly and transform our world at the same speed as they develop have rewritten the rules of the game. Now, this period is the period of productivity in production. Now, this period is a period in which the industry makes a great contribution to growth. Now, this is a period in which all the blessings of technology are integrated into every aspect of our lives.”

The share of our R&D expenditures is increasing rapidly, we are turning opportunities into advantages with our National Technology and Industry Move.

Ziya ALTUNYALDIZ stated that while the ratio of R&D expenditures to national income, which is the key to qualified production, was 0.51% in 2002, this ratio increased to 1.06% as of the end of 2019. He stated that it has increased to TL.

ALTUNYALDIZ: “With the successful National Technology and Industry Move, we are now accelerating the transformation in our qualified production, advanced human capital and skill set; We aim to turn the opportunities we encounter into advantages.

Turkey now hosts innovative initiatives in every branch of the industry.”

Innovative and value-added public procurement is the catalyst for industry and development

He stated that public procurement, which constitutes the agenda of the Commission meeting, enables countries to take one step ahead of their competitors in an increasingly competitive environment in innovative and value-added areas, and that public procurement policies are of great importance for developing the potential of countries in the fields of technology, science and value-added industry.

Ziya ALTUNYALDIZ: “I believe that our strong growth in industry, which made the biggest contribution to our growth of 7% in the first quarter of 2021 with 2.5 points, will be further strengthened by the parliamentary-industry-academia cooperation.

At the same time, we are happy to reach the highest values ​​in our history as of June, in our exports, which are the locomotive of our economy. These important developments in our exports, where the share of manufacturing industry products in total is 94.1%, is an indication that our developments in the industrial field will continue to grow stronger in the coming period.” made evaluations.

Public procurement policies are capable of triggering and accelerating the industrial and technological development of countries.

OSTİM Technical University Rector, who has many international books and articles on industrial policy and public procurement. Dr. Murat Yülek in the commission said, “Industrial Policies and the purchases of a sub-branch of these policies are closely related to the economic development, growth and development of countries. The right public procurement policies to be designed are capable of triggering and accelerating the industrial and technological development of countries. According to the Public Procurement Monitoring Report of the Public Procurement Authority for the year 2020, public procurement in Turkey has been realized in a high amount of approximately 172 billion TL. The use of the specified budget in a way that will improve Turkey’s international competitiveness is of great importance for the development of our country. expressed as. Yülek emphasized how public procurement should be designed in order to accelerate Turkey’s industrial and technological development;

  • The place of public procurement in industrial policies,
  • From the importance of public supply systems,
  • From the design features of development-based public procurement policies and their role in economic development.
  • Small firms, from my public procurement for innovation, environment and sustainability
  • He talked about the current situation of Public Procurement in the World and in Turkey and its suggestions.

Explaining with examples of how public procurement is designed for development and economic growth, not only in developing countries, but also in developed countries, Yülek emphasized the necessity of effective public procurement policy for the industrial development, competitiveness, innovation and sustainable growth of countries. At the end of his speech, Yülek stated his policy recommendations for the specified scope for Turkey.

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