General Information

Founded with its initial title, Koç University Research and Project Development Directorate, in 2009, our unit went into a restructuring process in 2013 and was elected among the top ten universities to benefit from the 1513 TÜBİTAK Support Program for Technology Transfer Offices. Over the years, university-industry collaboration has increased, technology transfer, commercialization and effective management of intellectual properties have become a priority.

Following the restructuring of 2013, our name was changed into Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate. Within Turkey’s ecosystem, we are also known as “Koç University TTO”.

Our Vision

As one of the leading research universities in Turkey, we aim to be on the forefront in technology transfer as well. We aspire to be among the institutions that help Turkey develop high-value products and achieve competitive advantage by commercializing Koç University’s research outputs. With this vision, we aim to contribute to the development of a technology transfer culture in the country.

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