IPI constantly seeks new partnerships with universities & commercial intermediaries both abroad and locally. In May, IPI established a new partnership with Novicor, part of Sistem (the largest business consulting group in Istanbul) in Turkey. As a commercial intermediary, Novicor’s role is to assist universities in Turkey with R&D strategy and technology transfer. The partnership with Novicor paves the way for both sides to explore ways to synergize commercialization deals between Turkey and Singapore. The IPI team also took the opportunity to meet with other partners in Turkey such as Sabanci University and Koc University who will both be participating in TechInnovation 2014.