Events > IoT in Smart Cities Trade Mission at UK Tech Week, Turkey

IoT in Smart Cities Trade Mission at UK Tech Week,


Online from 16th February - 18th February 2021

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to join the Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Cities Mission at Virtual UK Tech Week, Turkey, organised in collaboration with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology.

The mission will focus on the areas of IoT, Data Analytics and Data Visualisation and is build on success for previous smart city trade activity at London Tech Week. You will be offered to have a virtual exhibition stand at the event, where you will have the opportunity to meet with potential buyers from Turkey and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and explore the opportunities of these markets.

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of smart city technologies by local authorities in Turkey and the EECA markets to address the key challenges facing thier economies and communities post pandemic. The public and private sectors across Turkey and the EECA region are looking to invest in IoT infrastructure across all parts of the urban environment to be able to deliver better services and efficiently manage local infrastructure, particularly in the smart mobility and transport sphere. This creates opportunities for solutions providers in data collection, analytics and visualisation, which will have an increasing role to play across all aspects of public service and city operations in these markets.

This virtual trade mission will help you gain insights on the landscape and opportunities in Turkey and the EECA markets in this particular area as well key trands and project highlights post Covid-19. You will also have the opportunity to showcase your technology to a select audience consisting of sector players in these markets and meet one-on-one with technology intergrators and decision makers from local authorities in Turkey and EECA to explore areas for collaboration. 



Who should attend?

UK technology companies providing smart mobility and transport solutions in Internet of Things (IoT) data collection, analytics and visualisation who are interest in building and/or growing their business in Turkey and EECA markets


How to participate

The trade mission will be hosted virtually from 16/02/2021 to 18/02/2021. You will learn if your application has been successful following the application deadline. The mission is free of charge and is limited to eight UK companies. Application Deadline: 15th January at 11:59 pm.

To help promote your company during the mission we will be creating and publishing a brochure to share with attendees. Details for the brochure form part of this application. To be considered for the mission we require all companies to provide information for the brochure.

If you wish to also exhibit at the conference, please complete the relevant sections of this application form, sharing head shots and company marketing materials where indicated.

Please register via the button below.


Register your interest here


Key events of this virtual trade mission:

16 February

  • Attending Smart Cities Webinar and Pitching Session at the virtual UK Tech Week
  • Exhibition opportunity throughout the event
  • Market briefing by DIT Turkey

17-18 February

  • Pre-arranged B2B meetings and further networking opportunity via exhibition booths


Terms and Conditions


  • Completing the application form is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions by both the company and their representative named in the application form.
  • This application process is only open to companies registered in the UK.
  • The Department for International Trade and their representatives bears no responsibility for non-receipt of submissions.
  • Only one application per company will be accepted.
  • Applications must be received by 2359 BST Friday 15th January 2021. Any submissions received after this time will not be considered.

Selection process and notification

  • The decision of the selection panel is final.
  • There are two key selection criteria:
    • compatibility of a company’s product/services with the Turkish market; and
    • confirmation that the company is export ready
  • These selection criteria will be given equal weight.
  • The application forms will be reviewed by the DITs technology and smart cities sector team and relevant stakeholders within Turkey. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 1700 BST Wednesday 20th January 2021.
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