Okan Saldoğan works for the Chair of Digital Humanities (Images/Objects) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (DE). He previously served as the National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Programme, Innovation in SMEs and Space Programmes at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) from 2015-2019. He was also responsible for research and innovation policy issues and European Research Area related initiatives under Horizon 2020. From 2003 to 2015, he worked for the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development Agency of Turkey (KOSGEB). He worked for the departments in support of international cooperation and investment support for innovative SMEs.