Ege University is a 60-year-old state university that acts as a focal point for education, research, cultural and social activities in the city of Izmir and the Aegean region. Being a university with an international perspective, the educational system of Ege University is based on the principle of creative teaching and participatory learning. Ege University puts a Special Focus on University – Society Relations and emphasizes activities that contribute to the socio-economic development of the Society and the Region. Joint projects and active cooperation with regional universities, national organisations, regional and national stakeholders are carried out with a special emphasis on utilizing research results for the benefit of the society. Today it has a number of practices which are completely innovative and unique in Turkey, such as its industrial relations, approach to EU projects, special programmes for students, etc. In all these activities, the goal of Ege University has been to create synergies through its strengths within the Research and Innovation ecosystem for a sustainable contribution to science and the society.