Plug and Play Istanbul

Based in Istanbul, our open innovation platform is designed to shape the 4th Industrial Revolution.

We are building an inclusive ecosystem to foster the collaboration and exchange of experiences among corporations, startups, and institutions.

Gain access to 250 cutting-edge metal companies in Turkey. Join MEXT to showcase your technology products and services at the world’s leading digital transformation and capability building center.

In partnership with MESS Technology Center MEXT

MESS (Turkish Employers Association of Metal Industries) is the first and one of the biggest employers’ Association in Turkey established in 1959. MESS supports development of 250 member companies leading the metal industry in Turkey, that is a major industrial hub at the intersection of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

One of the most important division of MESS; MEXT is the World’s Biggest Digital Transformation and Capability Building Center located in İstanbul. MEXT Technology Center is an output of a passion to adopt the ongoing industrial and digital transformation in the related sectors and add value to the society and the economy as a whole


Our focus areas include

Key dates

  • Jan, 14
    Program launch
  • Feb, 9
    Focus week 1 «Get Ready for the Smart and Digitally Connected Factory»
  • Mar, 9
    Focus Week 2 «Smart and Digitally Connected Factory»
  • Apr, 13
    Focus Week 3 «AI Production Optimisation»
  • Jun, 1
    Selection Day

We are here to help you succeed in finding the perfect partner. Shape the future of metal, mobility, IoT, smart manufacturing, energy, logistics, and beyond together with Plug and Play.

Want the latest news, event updates, and more about Plug and Play Istanbul in your inbox?