General Information

Founded in 2009, Koç University Research and Project Development Directorate went into a restructuring process in 2013 and was elected among the top ten universities to benefit from the TÜBİTAK Support Program for Technology Transfer Offices. Over the years, university-industry collaboration has increased, technology transfer and commercialization and effective management of intellectual priority has become a priority.

Our Vision

As one of the leading research universities in Turkey, we aim to be a pioneering university in technology transfer as well. We aspire to support knowledge-based development with research-based, value -added technologies and products and to enhance the country’s global competition through technology transfer. We strive for the enhancement of the technology transfer ecosystem in Turkey.

Our Mission

  • To increase awareness in technology transfer, funding mechanisms  & intellectual property rights issues for our researchers and stakeholders and to develop related policies
  • To integrate university’s research results into the industry.
  • To act as a bridge between the private sector and the university in developing new projects and establishing long-term relationships.
  • To provide support mechanisms for faculty members so that they can benefit most effectively from national and international R&D funds
  • To support, motivate and provide the necessary environment for students, faculty members and researchers for entrepreneurship
  • To effectively manage intellectual property rights for our stakeholders