Nuray Tanış is the manager of Technology Transfer Office in Teknopark İstanbul and also running Fikir Küpü Incubation Centre which hosts 45 start ups at the moment. She spent most of her professional career by contributing to develop R&D/innovation capacities and internationalisation of SMEs in organized industrial zones and science parks in Turkey. She worked as key expert and manager in several regional innovation strategy and clustering projects granted by EU funded programmes (FP6, FP7). She has also been an entrepreneur and managed her own consulting business in Mersin Technopark. She has B.Sc. degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from ITU and M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from M.U. in Turkey.