France was the partner country of Turkey Innovation Week 2016 Ankara which was sponsored by Ministry of Economics and coordinated by Turkey Exporters Assembly and Central Anatolian Exporters Union. Arçelik, TEB, Turkish Airlines, Ankara Development Agency and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality took place as strategic partners in the event.

The fire started by Turkey Exporters Assembly in 2012 to reach targets of exporting and producing high valued products is spreading to most of the Central Anatolian cities.

Popular speakers gave tips about innovation to the students, academicians, business and art world in the event which lasted two days under the slogan of “Limitless Innovation, Limitless Potential” Especially student followed the panels and conferences curiously. The most interesting products were the virtual games produced for MAKER Movement's HAKETON competition and TUBITAK's projects. Inventor Nicolas Huchet opened the gates of different worlds to teenagers in the session he presented his bionic arm.

President of Turkey Exporters Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi who mentioned the importance of taking Innovation Week to Central Anatolian cities said that they are aiming to be in the first place in innovation and teenagers have the potential to achieve this goal.

“Our target is to create a new ecosystem with innovation and entrepreneurship and let the 13 million crowded youth to shape the future. Attendances to our event is increasing year by year. We hope that thanks to our events our country will discover its potential and innovative ideas will spread.” said Mehmet Büyükekşi.

Declaring that they pay attention to the cooperation between university and industries Mehmet Büyükekşi said: “We want to combine the elbow grease of industrialists with the brain power of universities. Certainly we desire to see the ideas and thoughts as practices too.”