Teknopark İzmir

Teknopark Izmir is among the most successful Technoparks in Türkiye in the “Technology Development Zones Performance Index” ranking announced by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology with 159 domestic and foreign R&D companies, over 1100 R&D and support personnel, a total turnover exceeding 1 billion TL, exports approaching 90 million USD and 23 patents. R&D companies in the zone conduct research in the fields of software development, biotechnology, electronics, machinery manufacturing, defense, energy, medicine, design, chemistry, telecommunications, advanced materials, food, mining, nanomaterials, automotive, robotic systems, tourism, and environment. 

Within the scope of university-industry cooperation activities in the zone, university faculty members can be recruited within R&D companies and take parts in projects carried out by these companies; they can also establish their own companies in the zone with the approval of the authorized bodies of the university to transform their research into products. University students can find part-time job and internship opportunities in R & D companies in the region.

The value-added services offered to the entrepreneurship ecosystem under the roof of Teknopark Izmir are listed as follows. 

Atmosfer Technology Transfer Office (TTO) serves as a lean and effective interface between academia and industry for commercializing intellectual capital and new technologies resulting from academic studies. 

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ClassBoom Incubation Center, one of the value-added service units of Teknopark Izmir, is a special unit that develops techno-initiative activities to support the development of the economy in Türkiye and the region and to transform them into output. 

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Teknopark Izmir was selected as the Official Implementing Organization of the Individual Young Initiative (BIGG) Program run by TÜBİTAK. 

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