Murat Ocak

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Innovation


: Jan 8, 2019


About Me

Over 15 years of post-graduate professional experience working as Senior Non-Key TNA Expert, Senior SME Expert, Senior Expert, Senior Business Diagnostic Expert, Non-Key Expert for Service Manual development for Business Development Centres, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Managing Partner, Senior Advisor & Trainer, Project Coordinator, Managing Partner, Senior Advisor & Trainer, Short Term Expert/ Finance & Strategies, Long Term Expert/ Innovation and Technology Transfer.

  • Almost 5 years of experience in in offering business planning consultancy to SMEs through working for;
  • Technical Assistance for the Establishment of Osmaniye Enterprise Development Centre (Osmaniye ISGEM).
  • Technical Assistance for the Establishment of Common Use Facility (CUF) under the Operation of "Big Partnership of Small Industrialists"
  • Technical Assistance for Bafra Business and Export Development Unit (BEDU).
  • Technical Assistance For Gaziantep Regional Industrial Design And Modelling Centre.
  • Developing of the European Turkish Business Centres Network - Lot 1 / National Pre-Accession Financial Assistance Programme for Turkey 2005
  • Extensive experience on developing R&D project, for different SMEs to be served to Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) on Machinary and Chemical Products Manufacturing Technologies also preparation of R&D projects, in drafting applications for SMEs to obtain TUBITAK grants, and apply for EUREKA and FP7 projects,
  • Over 5 years of professional experience as project coordinator and extensive on experience in management of EU-funded grant projects: Worked as EU Turkish Business Centre Director between 07/2008 and 06/2010 in Malatya/Turkey. And Business Service Manager in EU Turkish Business Centre between 09/2004 and 02/2007 in Gaziantep/Turkey;
  • Experienced with development & delivery of formal and on-the-job trainings on project cycle management of EU & other donor grants, (trainings for grantees in mentioned grant schemes – 10+ trainings);
  • Experience in following domains: economic and SME development, innovation, capacity building, business cooperation and support, entrepreneurship support, private sector development; market research, SME diagnostic and situation analysis for activities; preparation of needs assessments, business plans and corporate plans;
  • Highly experienced evaluator and monitor of Regional Development Agencies’ grant funding projects and programmes;
  • Solid experience in the financial management and control of implementation of projects financed by different instruments;
  • Experience in delivering “Young Entrepreneurship Trainings” supported by Small and Medium Business Development and Support Administration (KOSGEB) which contains start-up, finance, human resource, accounting, marketing and management tools for potential business start-ups. (20+ trainings with 500+ participants.);
  • More than 10 years of post- graduate experience in procurement of services and supplies following national and EU rules;
  • Deep understanding of PCM and Log-frame methodology, good analytical skills; experience in drawing up reports;
  • Good analytical skills; experience in drawing up reports;
  • Knowledge of the national legislation on SMEs, public entities and human resources, labour market, education and training;
  • Knowledge of national, regional and EU development documents and strategies and PRAG rules.

Strong in verbal and written presentation, handling sensitive settings, workshop and conference facilitation, editing complex documents, knowledge management, developing manuals, fact-finding and reporting under pressure, designing and conducting organisational and functional reviews.

Fields of Expertise:

 Clusters
 Enterprise and Industry
 Technology Transfer
 Audits and Controls
 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
 COSME
 Horizon2020
 Business Management

Ideas in Progress
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Calls Followed

 Innovation
 
 Single Market
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Sustainable Transport
 
 Culture and Development
 
 Project Development
 
 Business Development
 
Maintaining Europe’s position in research related to materials science and engineering requires concentrated action on common European research priorities in view of implementing joint initiatives. The M-ERA.NET 2 network has successfully targeted the Low Carbon Energy Technologies addressed by the SET Plan. Now the scope should on one hand guarantee some continuation, and on the other hand bec ...
Deadline Feb 5, 2020   - 106 days
 Forest Resources
 
 Rural Development
 
 Raw Materials
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Development and Cooperation
 
 Horizon2020
 
The main purpose of the Circular Economy (CE) is to develop material/product business models that are economically and environmental sustainable, with actions supporting each stage of the value chain (from production to consumption, from design to recycling and upcycling of waste-materials) while promoting industrial and social innovation. In line with this, the challenge is to evaluate product im ...
Deadline Feb 5, 2020   - 106 days
 Low-Carbon Economy
 
 Raw Materials
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Natural Resources
 
 Environment
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Economics
 
 Sociology and Economic Research
 
In order to secure the sustainable access to primary and secondary raw materials, including metals, industrial minerals, construction raw materials, wood, and particularly Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) for the EU economy, there is a need to tackle a number of specific non-technological challenges at local, regional, national, EU and global levels. The supply of CRMs to the EU is at risk as they ...
Deadline Feb 5, 2020   - 106 days
 Social Farming
 
 Innovation
 
 Microfinance
 
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Economics
 
Deadline:   05 February 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time 2nd stage Deadline:   03 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time The transition to a circular economy requires that the value in products is retained as long as possible. To achieve this, reliable information about the composition of components and materials is needed for health and safety in repair and recycling enterprises and for improved ...
Deadline Sep 3, 2020   - 317 days
 Innovation
 
 Social Innovation
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Environment
 
 Waste Management
 
 IT Applications
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Artificial Intelligence
 
Industrial Symbiosis holds significant potential to provide major improvements in resource and energy efficiency for all energy intensive industries. Exploiting this potential could accelerate the transition to a circular economy and to renewable energy systems, reduce waste heat energy and lead to significant reduction of GHG emissions. However, Industrial Symbiosis is currently not yet widely im ...
Deadline Feb 5, 2020   - 106 days
 Low-Carbon Economy
 
 Bioenergy
 
 Energy Efficiency
 
 Eco-Innovation
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Waste Management
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Biofuels
 
 Horizon2020
 
Better use of process excess/waste heat represents a significant source of energy savings for industries. In a context of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and introducing the concept of circular economy in heat management in view of industrial process electrification, European industries have a clear interest in finding new ways to capture the heat produced by their process and to reuse it or to ...
Deadline Sep 1, 2020   - 315 days
 Web-Entrepreneurship
 
 Capacity Building
 
 IT
 
 IT Applications
 
 Education and Training
 
 Higher Education
 
 Youth Workers
 
 Digital Culture
 
 Digital Society
 
 Web
 
Following the Skills Agenda1 adopted in June 2016, the European Commission launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to develop a large digital talent pool and ensure that individuals and the labour force in Europe are equipped with adequate digital skills. It supports cooperation among education, employment, and industry stakeholders with the goal of improving the digital skills of the wider ...
Deadline Nov 14, 2019   - 23 days
 Clusters
 
 Innovation
 
 Innovation & Research
 
 Education and Training
 
 Higher Education
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Fellowship
 
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Assoc ...
Deadline Jan 14, 2020   - 84 days
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Technology Transfer
 
 IT
 
 IT Applications
 
 Innovation & Research
 
 Education and Training
 
 Business Development
 
 High Performance Computing
 
Providing an effective mechanism for inclusion of innovative, agile SMEs lowering the barriers for small actors to enter the market and exploit new business opportunities. Scope: Proposals are expected to define an outreach approach for identifying and attracting SMEs whose innovation potential and competitiveness could be increased as users of advanced HPC services, and a mechanism involvin ...
Deadline Nov 14, 2019   - 23 days
 Disadvantaged People
 
 Humanitarian Aid
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Justice
 
 Aid to Refugees
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Education and Training
 
 Violence
 
 Migrants and Refugees
 
 Human Rights
 
Scope: Background The EU Action plan against migrant smuggling (COM(2015)285)[1] states that raising awareness of the risks of smuggling and irregular migration is crucial for preventing prospective migrants and asylum seekers, including people in more vulnerable situations such as children, from embarking on hazardous journeys towards the EU. To this end, the Action Plan foresees the launch ...
Deadline Jan 30, 2020   - 100 days
 Social Innovation
 
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Environment
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
 
 Aid to Refugees
 
 Education and Training
 
 Violence
 
 Migrants and Refugees
 
 Mental health
 
Scope: Background Women can be crucial facilitators in the integration process. When they have children, they are often multipliers in the areas of education and employment and play an important role as agents for the transfer of values. The positive impact of migrant women’ employment on the social outcomes of their children is well documented.[1] Still, data and research show that migra ...
Deadline Jan 30, 2020   - 100 days
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
 
 Aid to Refugees
 
 Education and Training
 
 EU Aid Volunteers
 
 Transnational cooperation
 
 Violence
 
 Migrants and Refugees
 
Scope:   Background Upon arrival and in the very early stages of the integration process, migrants often encounter difficulties in their social orientation, i.e. in adapting to a new local, social and administrative environment, building a social network, as well as in dealing with authorities, public and private services or handling paperwork. These difficulties can slow down the integra ...
Deadline Jan 30, 2020   - 100 days
 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 
 Disadvantaged People
 
 Humanitarian Aid
 
 Resettlement
 
 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
 
 Aid to Refugees
 
 Transnational cooperation
 
 Migrants and Refugees
 
 Human Rights
 
Scope: Background As part of the EU efforts to provide more legal channels for the growing number of displaced persons in need of international protection, the European Commission[1] invited Member States to explore ways to establish private sponsorship schemes where civil society organisations provide support for the settlement and integration for persons in need of protection. In line with ...
Deadline Jan 30, 2020   - 100 days