Merhaba, ben Serkan Bolat.

İnovasyon yönetimi, pazarlama ve iş geliştirme konularında çalışıyorum. Avrupa Birliği ve TÜBİTAK tarafından yürütülen destek programlarında danışman, uzman ve iş rehberi olarak görev alıyorum.

1997 yılında Deniz Harp Okulu‘ndan Endüstri Mühendisliği lisans derecesi ile mezun oldum. İstanbul Üniversitesi‘nde İşletme ve Tennessee Üniversitesi‘nde Perakende ve Tüketici Bilimleri dalında yüksek lisans eğitimleri aldım.

Hello, my name is Serkan Bolat. I am passionate about innovation, marketing, and business growth. I serve European Commission and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey as an external expert, consultant, and business mentor.

I hold a Master of Science degree in Retail and Consumer Sciences from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts degree in Business from Istanbul University. I received my undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Turkish Naval Academy in 1997.


EIC (European Innovation Council) Accelerator Pilot, formerly known as SME Instrument Phase 2, is a funding and support program under Horizon 2020 of European Commission. It offers innovative SMEs up to €2.5M of grant and up to €15M of equity in addition to business acceleration services. To provide you with convenience and fast adaptation, I have prepared a mini guide that explains its key elements and application process. You can download the guide for free. [As of April 2021, Pilot phase ended and EIC opened new Accelerator calls. Please review the initial version of the new Guide for Applicants.]


Technology Readiness Level is a 1-to-9 scale used to describe the maturity of new technologies under development. It is utilized for project management and funding decisions by many organizations including European Commission. Here are my 2 posts on TRLs:  

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) math for innovative SMEs explains TRL, its use in business and innovation management, and its relevance to SME Instrument.
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) put into practice shares a simplified 6-step TRL implementation process and 10 Frequently Asked Questions regarding TRL assessment.


Istanbul Development Agency, 2018

SME Instrument Training, 2017

Business mentorship event, 2016