TÜBİTAK 1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories Support Program Evaluated

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TÜBİTAK 1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories Support Program Evaluated

TÜBİTAK 1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories Support Program evaluated at the meeting that hosted by the President of TÜBİTAK Prof. Hasan Mandal attended by a high-level representatives from General Electric Marmara Technology Center Engineering Services Ltd., AVL Research and Engineering Industry and Trade Limited Company, Ericsson Research Development and Information Services Inc., and TUSAŞ-Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. Participants at the same time are beneficiaries companies of the program.

“1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories Supporting Program can be integrated with Our Other Programs”

In the evaluation meeting held at TÜBİTAK Headquarter, Prof. Mandal stated that the meeting was organized to introduce to the participants TÜBİTAK's programs which take place in "presidency of the Republic of Turkey 100 Day Executive Program", to discuss how they could be integrated into these programs, and to receive opinions and contributions on the Support Program for the 1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories. TÜBİTAK’s president gave information about the "1004 Excellence Center Support Program", "2244 Industrial Ph.D. Program", "International Experienced Researchers Support Program" and "Industrial Innovation Network Mechanism (SAYEM) Program" which will open a call soon. Professor Mandal pointed out that all these support programs of TÜBİTAK, together with the 1515 Support Program, are support programs that can strengthen the models of the applied companies.


"We are working on managing research in Turkey to make it as a culture"


TÜBİTAK President said, "In Turkey, at the moment we try to create a culture of managing research instead of doing it. We are trying to look at the processes as a whole, complement each other. As companies we want to discuss on better grounds “. Prof. Mandal asked the companies to share their views and suggestions on the 1515 Support Program.

Participants expressed that 1515 program has opened a new horizon for them, and it will help them to employ qualified staff, and the program will accelerate their R & D activities, and with the established laboratories in the scope of the program will increase their speed and motivation, and they expressed their excitement with the interactive processes of the program that will force Turkey to newly entered areas of research.


Under the 1515 Program, 9 Priority Areas will be supported


1515 Preliminary R & D Laboratories Supporting Program aims to raise the quality of research of Turkish scientists and to ensure that our country is a global attraction center in certain science and technology fields. Under the program, and with the stated aim of producing the premise of scientific and technological knowledge, National/International organizations that will establish R&D Laboratories in Turkey will supported by grants to cover specific laboratories costs. Priority areas covered by the program are; machine-manufacturing, automotive, information and communication technologies, defense, space, energy, water, food and health.