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Member Profile Category: Educational
The Turkish scientific and research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the supreme government agency tasked the advancement of science and technology in Turkey. Marmara Teknokent A.Ş is an incooperation for TUBITAK Marmara Technopark Technology Development and TUBITAK Marmara Technopark Technology custom free zone to be run and managed within the frame of Turkish code of commerce. TUBITAK is the main shareholder (96%) of Marmara Technopark and the other shareholders are ; the İstanbul chamber of Commerce (1%) , Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (1%), the Sakarya Chamber of Industry (1%), the Technology Development Fund of Turkey (1%).
Marmara Teknopark is located in the heart of the industrial hub of Turkey in the premises of TUBITAK Marmara Research Center. All the rights and permission has been transferred Marmara Teknokent A.Ş. with all the buildings and inventory legal acquis for a period of time. The research center has the Turkey’s premier R&D facilities in the 800 hectares Campus and host about 3000 experts. The technopark expends the 62 hectares land in the same campus.
Technopark consist of two regions with different legal status, Technology Free Zone (TEKSEB, found in 2003 as a management company, founder and administrator company, landed on 37 hectares) and Technology Development Zone (TEKGEB, found in 2004 and landed on 25 hectares).
TÜBİTAK Marmara Technopark’s vision is to be the leader of technoparks in Turkey through dominating innovative R&D Activities with high quality service.
TÜBİTAK Marmara Technopark is the unique park which has the Technology free zone among the other existing 59 Technoparks in Turkey.
TUBITAK Marmara Technopark aims;
- Contributing the R&D and the technology capability of Turkey R&D
- Supporting the value added projects for economic growth and sustainability
- Supporting the eco system for entrepreneurship in local and internationally
- Attracting the foreign companies for to cooperation in R&D field
TUBITAK Marmara Technopark carries out the activities described briefly above within the framework of legislation. Marmara Technopark has become one of the Turkey’s leading effective Technopark within a very short period through innovative project management methods, R&D capability and highly educated human resources.