ODTÜ TEKNOKENT paves the way for grant support for entrepreneur candidates


TUBITAK 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program (TUBITAK BIGG) applications continue with its renewed name and updated application conditions. With the updated application conditions, students or graduates enrolled in any associate, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program will be able to apply to the program until 1 June.

In order to benefit from TUBITAK BIGG, the conditions of not receiving support from the Ministry of Industry and Technology Techno-entrepreneurship Support or within the scope of TUBITAK 1512 Program Phase 2 and not being in the partnership structure of any enterprise as of the preliminary application date continue.

With its experience in the field and its wide business network, ODTÜ TEKNOKENT has formed 5 different consortia with 6 different institutions / organizations in order to mature the ideas of entrepreneurs, to ensure they reach TUBITAK BIGG support and to create businesses with high added value growth potential for Turkey.

Thanks to these collaborations, business ideas will be realized with a non-refundable grant of up to 200 thousand lira, benefiting from the TÜBİTAK 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program.

Entrepreneurship adventure will be supported

It is aimed to support entrepreneurship adventures with the consortiums of BiGG3, BIGGBio, BIGGED, BIGGM and T-BIGGY, with strong collaborations suitable for every business idea field in the TUBITAK BIGG process.

ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, Arçelik Garage and KWORKS resources come together in BiGG3, where applications focusing on digitalization, communication and smart production systems are prioritized. With the wide business network of the consortium components and their experience in the field, entrepreneurs are offered a comprehensive power for the Entrepreneurship Support Program.

With the BIGGBio, which has been designed to ensure that business ideas in life sciences, biotechnology and health technologies reach the Entrepreneurship Support Program, it is aimed to provide the most competent training and mentoring services to entrepreneurs with the experience of ODTÜ TEKNOKENT and ReDis Innovation, which has a voice in the field and has a wide business network.

The BIGGED program, designed with the competence of MEF University in the field and the technical infrastructure and experience of ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, aims to reach support for entrepreneurs related to educational technologies.

BIGGM was established to host business ideas developed with a focus on smart transportation technologies with the strong infrastructure and experience of ODTÜ TEKNOKENT and Information Valley, on the way to the Entrepreneurship Support Program.

T-BIGGY was set up to ensure that sustainable agriculture and nutrition-oriented business ideas reach the 1512 Entrepreneurship Support Program by benefiting from the experience and wide communication network of ODTU TEKNOKENT and Yaşar University.

Applications regarding the support offered to entrepreneurs can be made at “bigg.odtuteknokent.com.tr”.