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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) offers grants of up to 1 million TL per year to the universities to encourage them to establish new Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) and to develop existing ones since 2013. In 2013, for the first time, the 1513 Support Programme for Technology Transfer Offices was launched by the TÜBİTAK Science Fellowship and Grant Programmes Department (TEYDEB) to facilitate collaboration between universities and industrial enterprises and allow industry to benefit from new information-based technologies.

TTOs, providing coordination and communication between universities and industry, have a significant role in converting academic studies into patented products and services. These offices also work as project offices to help universities make use of national and international public support efficiently. They are involved in the preparation of project applications and the establishment and monitoring of project partnerships. They also play a critical role in university-industry cooperation, supporting the emergence of entrepreneurial ideas from faculty members and students and the industrial application of the knowledge they acquire in academia.

Those TTOs are carrying out a very variable range of activities relating to different channels: collaborative research, contract research, consultancy, spin-off and startup companies, incubator facilities, licensing, and patenting as well as the career development services for the researchers.

TÜBİTAK had already supported many universities within the scope of this programme. The list of the universities receiving TÜBİTAK support is as follows:

 

Name of the University

City

Web address

Ankara Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

www.ankaratto.com

Atılım Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

argeda.atilim.edu.tr

Bilkent Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

tto.bilkent.edu.tr

Çankaya Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

www.tto.cankaya.edu.tr

Gazi Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

http://gazitto.com/?lang=EN  

Hacettepe Üniversitesi

 

Ankara

www.hacettepettm.com

ODTÜ

 

Ankara

http://odtuteknokent.com.tr/en 

TOBB ETÜ

 

Ankara

tto.etu.edu.tr

Uludağ Üniversitesi

 

Bursa

www.uludagtto.com

Anadolu Üniversitesi

 

Eskişehir

arinkom.anadolu.edu.tr

Gaziantep Üniversitesi

 

Gaziantep

ttotarget.com

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

tto.boun.edu.tr

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

itunovatto.com.tr

İstanbul Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

ttm.istanbul.edu.tr

Koç Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

tto.ku.edu.tr

https://career.ku.edu.tr/en

Özyeğin Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

tto.ozyegin.edu.tr

Sabancı Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

rgp.sabanciuniv.edu

Şehir Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

tto.sehir.edu.tr

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

www.yildiztto.com

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi

 

İzmir

detto.depark.com

Ege Üniversitesi

 

İzmir

ebiltem.ege.edu.tr

İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü

 

İzmir

www.atmosfertto.com

Erciyes Üniversitesi

 

Kayseri

www.erciyestto.com

Selçuk Üniversitesi

 

Konya

www.konyateknokent.com.tr

Sakarya Üniversitesi

 

Sakarya

adaptto.net

 

Moreover see below the TTOs which are supported by TUBITAK during their preparation phase:

Name of the University

 

City

Web address

Akdeniz Üniversitesi

 

Antalya

akismerttm.com

Pamukkale Üniversitesi

 

Denizli

www.pamukkaletto.com

Trakya Üniversitesi

 

Edirne

www.trakyatto.com

Fırat Üniversitesi

 

Elazığ

tto.firat.edu.tr

Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi

 

Eskişehir

ettom.ogu.edu.tr

Kadir Has Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

www.khasineotto.com

Okan Üniversitesi

 

İstanbul

www.okan.edu.tr

Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi

 

Kocaeli

tto.gtu.edu.tr

Mersin Üniversitesi

 

Mersin

tto.mersin.edu.tr

 

There are also specific examples of Career Development Centers established under those TTOs:

KOC University, Office of International Programmes – Career Development Center

It aims to assist the students of the university in relating their values, interests, skills and abilities and life style preferences to their career choices, exploring career options, preparing for the opportunities and using the university’s dynamic network to establish the necessary connections, so that they can make informed and fulfilling career choices. All the services also apply to Exchange Students while studying at Koc University:

  • Appointments with a Career Consultant (may include CV/Cover Letter review, job search advice, graduate school planning, and other career-related issues). The students can make the appointment on KUcareerlink. 
  • Access to all Career Development Center Workshops and online resources (like VAULT, and GoingGlobal).

Ozyegin University Professional Development Office

Ozyegin University Professional Development Office provide services to students for their resume, cover letter and interview preparations. They provide support to more students each day with one-to-one consultancy sessions. Please click here for further information. 

ODTÜ/METU Academic Development Center

The Academic Development Program has been developed for faculty members and instructors who have recently joined ODTÜ (Middle East Technical University - METU) and who are at the onset of their academic career. The program aims to facilitate their adaptation to ODTÜ as well as to increase the impact of their activities in the areas of education, research, and social services. For additional information please click here.