Companies with substantial contribution to the Turkish economy, as listed in the "Platinum Global 100 Index" of the Turkish monthly economy magazine Platin Magazine and the independent market research company Ipsos, were honored at the "Platin Global 100 Awards - Innovation" ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu emphasized Türkiye's progress in R&D and innovation, particularly over the last 20 years, adding “We see that all stakeholders allocate resources for R&D and innovation. The number of R&D personnel in Türkiye has now surpassed 200,000, up from around 20,000 in 2002."
Looking into global developments in 2022, President Dağlıoğlu recalled that Türkiye grew 6.2 percent in the first 9 months of the year, while exports reached USD 230 billion in the first 11 months of the year.
“In the first 10 months of the year, Türkiye created approximately 1.3 million jobs and the FDI inflows in the first 10 months totaled USD 10.3 billion," Dağlıoğlu added.
Platin Magazine held the first edition of the "Platinum Global 100 Awards" in 2017 to recognize and reward the top 100 companies that contribute the most to the Turkish economy.
Companies were awarded with the theme of “Industry 4.0" in 2018, “Digitalization" in 2020, and “Education" in 2021.