At end of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme of Koç University is the most successful organization in Turkey (with 51 projects with a total European budget contribution of 23.1 Million EUR). Under 2021 calls of Horizon Europe Framework Programme, the university continued to its success and received four prestigious grantss: 3 European Research Council (ERC) grants and the first European Innovation Concil (EIC) grant in Koç University as well as in Turkey. As of April 2022, Koç University runs 21 of the 37 ERC awards received in Turkey since 2012. 6 of these awards are ERC Proof of Concept grants awarded to active ERC grant holders for the commercialization of the technologies researched.
As of August 2022, there are 319 externally funded active projects with a total budget of 858.3 Million TL.