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Omer Oz Ankara, Turkey
Membership status: SPICE Member since: Feb 22, 2006
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is Manager of teh Baskent University Incubator in Ankara, Turkey.
Earlier he was Managing Director of BBIC, Bahrain Business Incubator Center and (elected) President of MENAinc, the infoDev Middle East and North Africa network of business incubators and technololgy parks.
He has been working as General Manager of ODTU-KOSGEB Technology Incubator Manager in Turkey since 1992. During his career he has developed experience in promoting and development SME sector and gained experience of managing Business Incubators. Omer is mechanical engineer by profession and started his professional career working as a preventive maintenance engineer in Al Qassim area in Saudi Arabia. After working for around four years he went back to Turkey to set up his own business for manufacturing and exporting industrial machinery to Iraq. Further to that in 1990, he seized the opportunity to work for Turkey Small and Medium Size Industry Development Organization. Omer has been involved with setting up the incubator industry in Turkey and developed rules and regulations for establishing and managing incubators and gradually become the general coordinator of incubators in Turkey. He was involved with several international projects to promote Business Incubator Centers adn worked as an international expert for UNIDO.