Discovery Trips

Tekiu tailor-makes technical visits and exchanges between organisations internationally. Our language skills and international networks have allowed us to arrange meetings with prime ministers, CEOs and chairpersons at organisations with global reputations. Our focus is on Europe, but ultimately with an eye to the global context. We work iteratively with our clients, responding to their needs to deliver programmes beyond their expectations. Our core competencies include biotech and healthcare, research and innovation systems, energy systems, and the digital economy.



Tekiu also create strategy workshops and team-building activities for individuals and groups. Working closely with our clients, we develop programmes that integrate a unique combination of policy and design-thinking approaches, helping organisations to achieve their goals. We offer workshops as standalone events or integrated within the Discovery Trip package.


Multi-partner International Projects 

Tekiu is currently running two multi-partner international projects: T-DEB and DITOs.

UK Business Exchanges for Development in Turkey (T-DEB)

Tekiu is running a Newton Fund-supported innovation collaboration project between Turkey and the UK focusing on three areas with a view to addressing societal challenges in Turkey: healthcare, environmental technologies and smart cities/digital economy.

Facilitating tailored exchanges, networking and first-hand experiences of the British and Turkish innovation ecosystems, Tekiu will deliver this project in partnership with Technology Development Foundation of Turkey in Istanbul, Bilkent Cyberpark and ODTÜ Teknokent in Ankara, and Teknopark Izmir in Izmir.

This project has received funding from the Innovate UK’s Newton Fund programme. The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of the 16 partner countries through building science and innovation partnerships.

Doing It Together Science (DITOs)

Tekiu is one of 11 partners in a pan-European project about Citizen Science. Running over 3 years (2016-2019) under Horizon 2020 funding and co-ordinated by University College London, DITOs aims to build the institutional and policy foundations for sustained deep public engagement in science and technology in Europe.

Throughout the project, Tekiu will run Discovery Trips for key decision makers across Europe to learn about Citizen Science and its relevance to current policy and research agendas. By establishing a channel for knowledge transfer between citizen science communities, policy makers and academics, Discovery Trips will help to build capacity for the movement and enable future contributions to policy and research. Follow the project on twitter: @TogetherSci

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709443.