Mehmet Fatih Kacır Minister of Industry and Technology, Republic of Türkiye

Mehmet Fatih Kacır served as the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, appointed on July 31, 2018, through a Presidential Decree. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the National Technology Move and strategic transformation policies within the ministry. During his tenure as Deputy Minister, Kacır assumed various critical roles, including chairing the TEKNOFEST Executive Board, leading the Steering Committee of the DENEYAP Turkey project, and heading the Technology-Oriented Industry Move Program Committee. He also played a crucial role in the development of the Research Infrastructure Monitoring and Competence Evaluation Committee and chaired the National Technology Entrepreneurship Council.

Before his role as Deputy Minister, Kacır actively participated in non-governmental organizations, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Turkey Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation). He played a significant role in the establishment of initiatives such as DENEYAP Technology Workshops, the Future Technology Stars Program for exceptionally talented students, Science Centers, Entrepreneurship Centers, and the renowned Aviation, Space, and Technology Festival, TEKNOFEST.