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DOĞAN TAŞKENT

DOĞAN TAŞKENT
TR-CH Board Member / Innovation Specialist VEW Mentor
After graduating from ETH Zürich Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1993, he studied at MIT and Polytechnic Institute of NYU University to obtain master's degrees in electrophysics and technology MBA. Between 1998 and 2005, he worked as a manager and expert trainer in the Fiberoptic Network Systems Group at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. During this period, he took on various tasks in the design, management and implementation of fiber optic network infrastructures of many telecom companies on different continents. He worked as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Lucent Technologies Istanbul office in 2006-2007. He worked at Arkan & Ergin Corporate Finance between 2008 and 2018 and provided consultancy on telecommunications, renewable energy, development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, creation of technology transfer environment and company structuring in Turkey. During this time, he evaluated more than 2500 startup projects, mentored more than 300 startups and contributed to the establishment of more than 100 startup companies. Additionally, he cooperated with more than 55 technology transfer offices. In total, he reached 10,000 people in more than 200 classroom seminars and talks. Additionally, he served as the founding president of MIT Enterprise Forum Turkey and served in many important positions, such as the founding board member of Ege University Technopark. Currently, he works as R&D and Innovation officer at Atabay İlaç ve İnce Kimyasallar A.Ş., serves as a board member of İZMİR Biotype and Genome Center (IBG) and a board member of the Global Relations Forum.