Mr. Elchin Babayev, President of the Science Development Foundation of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SDF), together with the accompanying delegation, visited Prof. Hasan Mandal, President of TÜBİTAK, on 2nd October 2018.
During the meeting that was addressed the relations between TÜBİTAK and SDF, supporting of joint R&D projects between Turkish and Azeri scientists was discussed. In this scope, it was agreed that the funding of the projects undertaken by the industrial organizations, as well as the academic institutions would be beneficial for the economical development of Turkey and Azerbaijan. Therefore, it was decided to issue a call for supporting of joint R&D and innovation projects, particularly between industrial enterprises in October 2018.
The scope of the call was also discussed at the meeting. Within this context, it was emphasized the necessity of prioritizing some scientific and technological fields, in terms of meeting the needs of the both countries. As the result of exchange of views between the two sides, it was deemed appropriate to support the joint projects that will be conducted on the following thematic areas:
- Aerospace and Astronomy
- Humanity and Social Sciences (Regarding Turkic Studies)
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Oil and Gas Industry
- Physics and Mathematics
The meeting came to an end with giving gifts reciprocally and goodwill statements.