Izmir Agricultural Technology Center (ITTM) is a project which aims at bringing together agriculture with technology under the leadership of the Izmir Commodity Exchange (ICE) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey, İzmir Institute of Technology, Yaşar University, İzmir Chamber of Commerce, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Aegean Exporters' Association, İzmir Chamber of Shipping and Izmir Union of Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers with guidance from the Izmir Development Agency.
Considering it in a holistic way as vegetative and animal production, agriculture should be carried out on the basis of the principles of ensuring continuity and security of supply and protecting the resources and environment and protecting the consumer health. To be able to satisfy the needs of increasing day by day and, in the meanwhile, to be able to maintain the profitability of production has made it necessary to use technology in an intense manner in the agricultural sector as in all other sectors.
As a result of the Industry 4.0 current, development of technology brings about radical changes in the agricultural sector after the service and industrial sectors as well. The concept emerging as a result of this new change is called Agriculture 4.0 (Smart Agriculture). Agriculture 4.0 applications make it possible to develop solutions to different requirements as well.
Need for an independent environment has risen in which technological producers and agricultural producers may come together in order to be able to identify the needs in a correct manner and to analyze the feasibility thereof. Izmir Agricultural Technology Center has been brought into being as an independent structure which is of a nature of center of attraction for agricultural technologies and enterprises and an R&D center for agricultural technologies, which will serve as a bridge for the development of agricultural technologies, identify the rules as an interface, create a common language between stakeholders and be owned by the stakeholders.
Our goal is to contribute to the maintenance of the national agriculture in accordance with changing conditions and to the development of new and effective technologies.