Information Society İzmir
Why Transformation into an Information Society?
Information has been the most important source of wealth of societies throughout history. Societies with more information in terms of quality and quantity which can utilize it correctly in line with an efficient political, economic and social organization have always reached to a higher level of prosperity.
The developments in the field of
These developments heavily affect economic, social and individual life. The competition between national economies is also affected by these developments while countries that use information as well as information and communication technologies efficiently gain
Digital transformation, individuals considered as the actors of
There is a necessity of new political approaches and policies as difficulties arise from current laws and public policies applied in the age of information society during which individuals,
İzmir's Strategy for Transformation into an Information Society
Innovations in information and communication technologies affect all areas of economic and social life as well as all segments of the society and lay the groundwork for the transformation into an information society. Dissemination of the use of information and communication technologies and the increase of
There are great opportunities in İzmir for informatics, software
İZKA has grasped the importance of Transformation to an Information Society and integrated it to its vision. As a result, a strategy that is in accordance with the Information Society Strategies developed in Turkey at a national level and sets out goals and action
Among the objectives of the Transformation into an Information Society strategy of İzmir
İZKA Activities towards Transformation into an Information Society
Transformation Into an Information Society and Information Technologies Financial Support Program
İZKA conducted the "Transformation Into an Information Society and Information and Communication Technologies Financial Support Program" with a budget of 13.4 TL in order to put İzmir Information Society Development Society into practice. This financial support program is the first one conducted to support transformation into an information society on a city/province level and 31 projects have been supported. The projects within the program were completed within 2016.
The overall objective of Transformation into an Information Society and Information and Communication Technologies Financial Support Program was determined as: "Acceleration of İzmir's transformation into an information society and dissemination of practices to support this process; ensuring the production of quality information and communication technologies by businesses in İzmir to serve this purpose."
The priorities determined for Nonprofit Organizations are stated below:
- Providing online access to health, education, transportation, culture, environment,
agricultureand tourism services and ensuring their integration and uninterrupted accessibility.
- Dissemination of smart city applications which increase the brand value of İzmir.
- Development of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency applications and information and communication applications that support the sustainable usage of natural resources.
- Dissemination of participation based smart local governance applications and the delivery of the services of public and local administrations via online-mobile technologies.
The priorities determined for Profit Making Organizations are stated below:
- Development and commercialization of innovative products of high added value and activities in Information and Communication technologies sector towards other economic sectors and the public.
- Making improvements in the development process of information and communication technologies in businesses as well as design, R&D and product development.
- Improving the globalization level of products and services of businesses in information and communication technologies, increasing their export capacity and obtaining the required quality certificates.