Ege University Science and Technology Centre- Technology Transfer Office (EBILTEM-TTO) is a regional and national expertise organization on innovation management, R&D, technology transfer and triple helix cooperation. The Centre is located in Izmir, Turkey and is within the organizational structure of Ege University which is a 55-year old State University.
Since its establishment in 1994, EBILTEM-TTO has been playing a pivotal role in increasing the innovation capacity in the Aegean region and in building bridges between the academia and industry. It does so by, amongst others, advising various key stakeholders on how to stimulate and increase the innovation and R&D level of the industry, adopting international developments to the local situations, advising the SMEs on issues such as research, IPR, innovation management, new investments and strengthening the ties between universities and businesses.
Main Industry: Technology Transfer
As a result of these efforts, EBILTEM-TTO has become a regionally and nationally renowned prestigious Centre and has been accepted as a unique model for Academia & Business interface organization in Turkey. In 2012, EBILTEM-TTO deserved to be supported within the scope of Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) 1513- Technology Transfer Offices Support Program to develop its existing Technology Transfer activities. The support was awarded for 10 years to transfer University’s technologies to the market effectively to maximize their impact and benefit not only to the University itself, but also to the society. Securing Funds for R&D and Innovation EBILTEM-TTO provides SMEs easy access to national and international innovation and R&D funds. Guide and assistance in project applications to various national funds such as TEYDEB, TTGV, KOSGEB, SAN-TEZ and to international funds such as EU Programmes, EUREKA, EUROSTARS, Eco-Innovation and various FP7 themes, is provided by EBILTEM-TTO staff and external experts if required. EBILTEM-TTO has assisted over 58 small companies to access national innovation funds and 45 companies and researchers in their applications to EU FP projects. The companies and researchers in the region has secured over € 4 Million through these EU projects Capturing New Ideas and Technologies EBILTEM-TTO organizes activities that enable business professionals to develop ideas and transform them into tangible business prospects. Activities such as project exhibitions, project competitions and project brokerage events provide platforms for introducing new ideas to entrepreneurs. EBILTEM-TTO Project Idea database comprising of 950 new ideas is a valuable tool for clients looking for new investment opportunities. Up to now, over 50 projects have been commercialized by local and national entrepreneurs.