About: Tugkan, co-founder of Research Ecosystems, He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Ege University, Turkey. He worked as a research associate at Purdue University from 1996 to 1998. He has been with Izmir Institute of Technology since 2000. After becoming an Assistant Professor at Izmir Institute of Technology, he worked as Chief Information Officer in the university from 2003-2007. In addition to his academic duties, he acted as IT advisor to the Rector between 2010-2014. In 2012, he undertook the project leadership for the ``Izmir Information Society Based Development Strategy`` defined by the Izmir Development Agency. Between 2013 and 2018, he worked intensively to strengthen the Izmir techno-entrepreneurship ecosystem. In 2018, he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering of the same university. In addition to the Department of Computer Engineering, he works in the Department of Technology, Design, and Innovation. Research / Study Areas: information security, software quality assurance, software testing and techno-entrepreneurship.