“Performed for the first time this year by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Technology Development Zones (TDZ) Performance Index was announced. ODTU Teknokent is in the first place with 57.39 points, surpassing all other technology development zones with respect to the Technology Development Zones Performance Index announced by Mr. Nihat Ergün, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, during 1st Technology Development Zones Summit held on March 28, 2013 in Istanbul. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Acar has received the award from the Minister, Mr. Nihat Ergün.
ODTU Teknokent was not only awarded for being the most successful Technology Development Zone, but also received an award within in the category of Large Firms. Operating in ODTU Teknokent, "Aselsan Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.Ş.”, was awarded the medal for their “Software-Based Radio Project”.
This year, for the first time Technology Development Zones Performance Index study has been performed by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Results have been announced by the Minister Mr. Nihat Ergün, on March 28, 2013 at İstanbul WOW Hotel within the scope of 1st Technology Development Zones Summit.
Technology Development Zones (TDZ) Performance Index was created in 3 categories, 6 dimensions and 14 subtitles, by considering the numbers of 2011. In the first dimension of the first index study covering 32 TDRs that are operational in 2011, supports provided to the management company, exemptions provided to the companies and management company’s expenses have been evaluated within the scope of government subsidies and the expenses of the management company. Within the 2nd dimension, under the scope of R&D competence; R&D projects, expenses and revenues and in the 3rd dimension, import data and company compositions have been evaluated.
Domestic and foreign patent applications and registrations, utility model and brand registrations were included as the 4th dimension, incubation programs and technology transfer office services within the scope of intellectual property rights were evaluated under the 5th dimension and finally, in the 6th dimension, university-industry collaboration, inter-company co-operations and international collaborations were included within the scope of collaboration and interaction.