EventsDr. Atilla Hakan Özdemir

Academic Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an option for IP holding scientist. This career option has also become popular among faculty members seeking extra income. In this talk, I will give some brief information about:

  • Entrepreneurship in General
  • Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Pathway
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Funding Options
  • Suggestions

About The Speaker


Dr. A. Hakan Özdemir received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 2000. He acquired his MBA degree from Bilkent University in 2002 and PhD in Finance from Hacettepe University in 2012. He worked as Assistant Inspector at Finansbank A.S. between 2002 – 2003 and as Project Manager at Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) between 2004 – 2014. He has experience in R&D and innovation policies, project management (funded by national and international organizations (The World Bank, EU, UNDP, UNIDO), technology transfer and commercialization, company valuation, entrepreneurship, venture capital, seed capital, start-ups and SMEs.

Between 2014-2016, Dr. Özdemir worked as the Director of the R&D and Innovation Office of Abdullah Gul University (AGU) and Assistant Professor at AGU School of Leadership and Management. He is also an internationally certified project management professional (PMP, by PMI). Dr.Özdemir is currently working as the TTO Director of Bilkent University.