Istanbul Technopark is an important platform that contributes to the development of industry and technology in Turkey, Bilal Topchu also said. To date, more than 300 companies are operating on the territory of the Technopark, which are engaged in the development of high technologies in aerospace, energy and other fields, the Director added. According to him, the Technopark exported products worth $ 24 million in 2018. The Technopark employs a total of about five thousand people, 1500 projects are being developed. According to the General Director, the third stage of construction of Istanbul Technopark is planned to be completed by the end of 2020. Upon completion of the construction of all facilities, the number of employees of the Technopark will reach nine thousand, Topchu said. It is worth noting that the Istanbul Technopark began operating in 2013, and its contribution to the export of Turkey for five years amounted to 98 million dollars.