Physical infrastructure of Gaziantep Technopark which was established in 2007, has been strengthened through an additional 3200 m² newly constructed area that includes eight large laboratories, a modern conference centre to be used for training purposes, and physical enlargement of 33 office spaces.
A Technology Transfer Office was established in Gaziantep Technopark to form a bridge between innovative entrepreneurs/SMEs and the university. Thus, entrepreneurs of various sectors, mainly nanotechnology, mechatronics, health and agriculture are offered training. Additionally, an accredited common use laboratory to conduct experiments on nanotechnology and mechatronic prototypes was established. Enterprises in the R&D and informatics sectors along with newly graduate potential business owners who can be placed in Gaziantep Technopark are among the target group.
A survey covering 300 businesses was conducted to identify SMEs current R&D infrastructure, and 700 enterprises benefited from more than 40 training activities throughout the project.
The office provides one-to-one consultancy services to SMEs and guides them on several issues such as intellectual property rights; grant applications, business plan, business development. With these services it is aimed to encourage R&D and innovation culture for the further growth of SMEs, and to highlight and promote the entrepreneurship spirit of academicians and students.
Furthermore, it is expected that the handbook developed for Technoparks under the project will turn into a road map for thematic Technology Development Regions.
7.8 Million Euro
Ministry of Industry and Tecnology