TUBITAK, Konya Metropolitan Municipality and Konya Science Center, which cooperate in the aim of bringing together stakeholders working in the public and private sectors and developing stakeholders’ relations with each other in order to disseminate and develop science and technology in Turkey, 2017 “Turkey Science and Technology Center Conference” was realized. During the conference, 60 different promotional stands were exhibited as participation took place all over Turkey. Program hosted by the Konya Science Center and TOURBAN Erasmus Project and its activities, main aims and the place of Konya Science Center were explained to the guests.
The contribution of higher education to employment and growth, and its international attractiveness could be enhanced through close, effective links between education , research , and innovation – the three sides of the ‘knowledge triangle’.
The recent shift towards open innovation has resulted in increased flows of knowledge and new types of cooperation between educational institutions, research organisations and business world. Academics and tourism practitioners from different backgrounds at partnership level have recognized the need for new innovative educational tools and frameworks that use a service mindset. These new efforts are being concerted in an interdisciplinary field, i.e. Tourism Service Science. As defined in Service Science focuses on fundamental science, models, theories and applications to drive service innovation through value co-creation.
Tourban Project Service-Dominant Logic shifts the focus on a new tourism educational paradigm moving tourism mindset from goods and the value chain existing in tourism operators, towards services and solutions, and the value network, using innovative tools to enhance education via prototyping with the local tourism stakeholder a new mindset on educational services.
On 31st of May 2017 INCDT organized a dissemination event for the presentation of the resultsof the TOURBAN – Tourism Urban & Social Tapestry Development Soft & ICT / Mobile learning skills project. The event, organized in Bucharest at the INCDT headquarters, was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the University of Bucharest and the Institute of National Economy of the Romanian Academy. In this first dissemination event, was presented:- the results of the research carried out within IO1. The main stakeholder is the Ministry of Tourism, the institution responsible for defining tourism policy at national level;- IO2 training program structure. The main stakeholders are the University of Bucharest and the National Economy Institute, the aim being to find possible options for the implementation of the training program in the university environment.
The activities of Tourban project is coordinated by the NEU partner as the dissemination activity leader, with the participation of all the project partners.
The dissemination for the first period covers 83 newspapers in Turkey, Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, websites, electronic flyers, printed posters and banners. Tourban has been present in important events such as TEDx Den Helder, Science Day at Science Center in Konya attracting visitors.
The partners made wide dissemination of the project activities.
The dissemination for the first period
The dissemination is structured as follow:
3. Smore flyer designed for large audiences spread via Social Media
3.1. TEDx Den Helder https://www.smore.com/p8bb8
3.2. Storytelling Pecha Kucha https://www.smore.com/67z5a
3.3. Hackatour Turizm Konya https://www.smore.com/r6vdd
4. Leaflet-Brochures distributed online and in presentations
4.1. Tourban TEDx Event
The second project meeting held in Modena, Italy between the dates of 2nd and 6th of May, 2017 is about storytelling and the 5-day-training program of our IO2. It helps us make a smooth connection about what we have learned on the workshop and our project IO1 and IO2.
The meeting starts with “getting to know each other through stories” session since we have already in 1 and half day “Story telling workshop” guided by Michael van Alderwagen. While developing any kind of presentation, different variables such as preparation time, experience of the speaker, preferred behavior of the speaker and resources play an important role.
Videos of Presentations
The Netherlands Presentation
In our local meeting with the Municipality, we talked about the research, coding and analyzing steps of the produced software program that will help us retrieve the big data for our IO1 research in the project and we made these points clear.
• Spot data are shown on the map by Heatmap analysis and map output is available.
• The desired number of graph bars has been displayed so that it will be bigger to smaller or vice versa.
• The histogram curve is shown to be a maximum of 10 bars.
• With word analysis, categorical searches have been provided with the ability to list which words are used and receive excel output.
• Categorically strong and weak points are graphically analyzed along with word analysis.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDx event that will be held in Den Helder, The Netherland on the 13th of February, 2017, our Dutch partner Daniel Weiss will give a speech about his organization and our project, TOURBAN that will be a great opportunity for the dissemination of our project in Europe. For more information about that event please visit http://www.smore.com/p8bb8