The High-Level Prioritization Group Meeting of the automotive sector was held on April 12 at the Headquarters Building of TUBITAK for identifying R&D capabilities in automotive research and providing inputs to the identification of sub-technology subjects in which project calls will be opened by TUBITAK.
The High-Level Prioritization Group was composed of high-level executives of the sector’s umbrella institutions and nongovernmental organizations, academicians who have concrete studies oriented to the sector, and high level executives of industry regarding a balance between the main research areas of the sector. Furthermore, high level representatives of the related Ministries were present at the meeting.
The automotive sector has been identified as one of the sectors in which Turkey has strong R&D and innovation capacity through the National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy (UBTYS) 2011-2016 which was prepared for reaching the targets of the year 2023.
Call based target-oriented support mechanisms and support programmes are the focal points of UBTYS 2011-2016. The meeting in the automotive sector is the third high-level prioritization meeting that is held to provide input to these support mechanisms.
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