In collaboration with Bilgi University Istanbul, the recently launched global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC), is hosting a symposium on 23 May 2013 to explore the impact of ICT laws on innovation and entrepreneurship by analysing recent developments in and around Turkey, identifying challenges and opportunities, and sharing lessons learned from other countries. The NoC is a collaborative initiative jointly launched by several academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. It aims to increase interoperability between participating centres in order to collectively confront transnational issues on a global level. As a member of the NoC, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society shares the hope that the Istanbul meeting will serve as an opportunity to talk about the vision of a networked community of international collaborators. Participants are invited to define and identify mechanisms for collaboration, research, informal coordination and development of collective capacity that would be beneficial to the NoC.