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
İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi
İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü
Moreover see below the TTOs which are supported by TUBITAK during their preparation phase:
Name of the University
Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi
Kadir Has Üniversitesi
Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi
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.