Dr. TEMEL earned his Ph.D. from Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Economics. He has been working as a researcher at Ege University Science Technology Center since 2000 and is responsible for university-industry cooperation, technology transfer, R&D, and innovation projects. Between 2004 and 2008, Dr. TEMEL has worked as manager of the Aegean Innovation Relay Centre (IRC-Ege), which was one of the centers within the European Union Commission. Established by the IRC Network, this center was chosen most successful Technology Transfer Office in the network by the EU commission. Dr. TEMEL is currently the Manager of the EBIC-Ege, which has been established as part of the Enterprise Europe Network and Chaired Textile and Fashion Sector Group in the Network between 2006 and 2016. Dr. Serdal TEMEL served as Netherland Senior Expert Program regional contact point between 2007 and 2013 to provide mentoring and coaching services with the help of Dutch Experts. After serving 17 years in different units, in September 2017, Dr Serdal Temel appointed as the Acting Director of Ege University EBILTEM-TTO until February 2018.
Dr. TEMEL has taken active role over 32 national and EU projects and has more than 37 articles and book chapters on innovation, R&D, university-industry collaboration and entrepreneurship. Dr Temel has published in the international journals such as Regional Studies, International Journal of Innovation Management, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Journal of Innovation Science and Journal of Technology Management& Innovation. Besides working as the Director of EBILTEM-TTO, currently he is the Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department at Ege University and Visiting Associate Professor at Southampton University Business School. Dr Temel is also recipient of prestigious Newton Advanced Fellowship. Dr Temel also have international technology transfer profesional certifcates such as EuKTS and RTTP.