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1 The Current Situation of the Academic Research in Turkey: 2023 Vision and Internationalization Dr. M. Alper KUTAY, TÜBİTAK Vice-President TACHE Conference, April 26th, 2014

2 Drastic Increase in Resources Allocated to RDI 2 R&D expenditures reached to 11 billion $ with an annual growth rate of 16% Since 2006, Turkey has passed Israel, Austria, Belgium, Finland and Mexico in R&D expenditures FTE Researchers (2012) 3.5 times since

3 Patents and Publications are also Increasing 3 Scientific Publications: 3 times increase ( ) Patents: 6 times increase ( )

4 Turkish Governments Philosophy on RDI R&D expenditures/ GDP : 3% Private sector R&D expenditures / GDP : 2% Researchers: 300 thousand (FTE) Private sector researchers : 180 thousand (FTE) National Targets for the 100 th Anniversary of Turkey Every six months R&D policy of Turkey is reviewed in Supreme Council of Science and Technology chaired by the Prime Minister himself 4

5 Fostering Innovation Ecosystem Universities are one of the main pillars of a strong innovation ecosystem and realising 2023 Vision.... University Public Sector Private Sector Initiatives Support Programs Scholarships. University Main actors Academicians Researcher/Students 5

6 Innovation and Education System at SCST Meetings Enhancing TTOs University Entrepreneurship Index Mini Entrepreneurship MBA Education Structuring of Scholarships R&D Start-ups Video Courses Many of the decrees adopted in SCST meetings involve universities 6

7 Number of project proposal has increased more than1.5 folds in the last 2 years, with 355 million TRY total budget in 2013 ARDEB - Support for Academy Average Annual Project Proposal Average Annual Project Proposal Fundemental Research 1001, 3501, 3001(N) Fundemental Research 1001, 3501, 3001(N) Research 1001, 1002, 1003(N), 1011, 3001(N) Research 1001, 1002, 1003(N), 1011, 3001(N) Development 1002, 1005 (N), 1007, 1011 Development 1002, 1005 (N), 1007, 1011 PTİ, PPÖ (N), UBYT

8 1003 – University Driven Mission Oriented R&D Funding applications in 42 calls İndigenious Pharmaceutical and Vaccines 4G Mobile Communication Technologies Examples Support DurationUp to months Support Amount Up to 2,5 million TL Application Period 2 staged application Target: Middle and large scale projects Increase in public-private sector- university collaboration Systematic determination of annual calls First Time University PhD Degree Private/ Public Institutions Bachelor Degree NEW

9 1005 – Supporting National New Ideas and Products Research National Production National Technology National Production National Technology Developmet of medical implants Chip design and prodution for LCDs Incresing competitiveness For increasing national independence To asist projects that have a wide impact value and will be developed with national technology via Developement of national know-how For increasing national independence Direct technology transfer Examples NEW First Time

10 3001 – Start-Up R&D Projects Support Program Special support to the researchers that will conduct R&D project for the first time project applications in 3 months For increasing the knowledge of conducting R&D projects Up to 60k TL 3001 Start-Up R&D Projects Support Program NEW First Time

11 Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in Universities More entrepreneur university gradutes... Developing awereness of innovativeness and entrepreneurship within university students Supporting accomplishing successful businss ideas in early stage First Time Creative Thinking Project Development CultureMentorship One of the unique programs in the world 11 NEW

12 1001 – Support Program for S&T Research Projects During last year supported projects increased 40% 2012: 535, 2013: 746 Generating new information Interpreting scientific findings Solving technological problems on a scientific basis DurationUp to 36 months Fund Up to 360 k TL Application Period March-September Bottom up support program for science in Turkey 12 University PhD Degree Private/ Public Institutions Bachelor Degree

13 Successful Projects Performance Award Indicators ArticlePatent Conference paperProduct / Model / Firm BookDiffusion Award Educating researchers Sub-indicators Number of Articles Indexed Number of Other Refereed Articles Up to 100k TL award for successfully completed projects Award according to project performance 13 NEW First Time

14 Incentive Program for International Scientific Publications Each journal is graded using objective criteria Incentives for quality-oriented article Up to 5000 TL article support for researchers Quality is growing exponentially when incentives increase! First Time 14 NEW

15 15 Project Overhead Increases According To Performance Project overhead increases from 10 % to 50% Project overhead will vary from university to university More performance more project overhead Calculations will be based on objective criteria REVISION

16 Entrepreneurshi p training and mentorship support Mentorship Support More R&D Based Start-Ups MARKET PROTOTYPE INCORPORATION IDEA Entrepreneurship Activities Product Development Enterance to Market Phase 1 Submission of the idea and Business plan preparation Phase 1 Submission of the idea and Business plan preparation Phase 2 Technological affirmation and Seed-Funding Techno-entrepreneurship Capital Support (55 Thousand $; grant) Phase 2 Technological affirmation and Seed-Funding Techno-entrepreneurship Capital Support (55 Thousand $; grant) Phase 3 TÜBİTAK 1507 Support Programme (310 Thousand $; %75 Grant) Phase 3 TÜBİTAK 1507 Support Programme (310 Thousand $; %75 Grant) Phase 4 Commercialization, Project Brokarage, Venture Capital Companies Phase 4 Commercialization, Project Brokarage, Venture Capital Companies Evaluation The companies which have successfully completed MoSIT Techno- Entrepreneurshi p Support Programme Individual Entrepreneurship Support Programme 16

17 More Commercialization of R&D Up to 10 million TL support for each universities TTO concept was introduced into universities New TTOs were established, current TTOs were renewed NEW Call result of 2013 Call result of 2012 A new insight into technology transfer First Time

18 Entreprene urship and innovation culture Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index is developed in cooperation with 168 universities and 10 public institutions Sample Indicators Number of firms established by academicians Number of firms established by students/graduated students Employment in those firms Patents Licences R&D and innovation projects Entrepreneurship, innovation lessons/trainings Entrepreneurial and Innovative Universities Note: MoSIT, Ministry of Development, TurkStat, Ministry of Finance,The Council of Higher Education, TUBA, KOSGEB,TUBITAK, Turkish Patent Institution, TTGV Entrepreneur and Innovative University Intellectual property pool Scientific and technological competence Economic contribution and commercialization Cooperation and Interaction 18

19 International Graduate Scholarship (2213) Industry Focused Thesis Project Contest Software, Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness Contest Education opportunity in the first 100 universities in the Times University ranking Supporting of thesis focusing on industrial needs Fostering software development, entrepreneurship&innovativeness in youth Supporting Skilled R&D Human Resources Over 25k scientists are supported within 33 different programs Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave (2221) Grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers Fostering software development, entrepreneurship&innovativeness in youth Inbound-Outbound Mobility Support Programs New Support Programs Return Home Fellowship Program (2232) Supporting brain gain of Turkish researchers who study / work abroad Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme (2236) Grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers to work in Turkey Joint-Degree Doctorate Scholarship Program (2214/B) Supporting joint-degree PhD students

20 BIDEB - Middle Eastern Countries Mobility Statistics CountryInbound Mobility of Students/Researchers Outbound Mobility of Students/Researchers Saudi Arabia2- Jordan72 Yemen7- Iraq12- U.A.E.11 Bahrain-- Lebanon1- Qatar-- Kuwait-- Egypt334 Oman-- Palestine29- Middle Eastern Countries Mobility Statistics ( )

21 21 TUBITAK: A Hub to Exploit New Links in the Region Bilateral Programs : with 22 Countries Multilateral Participation: 31 Organisations Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) COMSTECHOrganization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

22 22 Relations with Middle Eastern Countries Country Inter governmental Agreements R&D Protocols with Institutions Attempts to Sign Protocol EU FP Projects Saudi Arabia -- 2 Jordan - 11 Yemen --- Iraq---- U.A.E.-- 2 Bahrain---- Lebanon --10 Qatar-- - Kuwait - - Egypt- -28 Oman---- Palestine-- 8

23 Thank You

24 Fellowship Duration 1 week (min.) 12 months (max.) Fellowship Amount $ monthly stipend (for Prof.) + Travel Expenses + Health Insurance Application Periods Every month Deadline Last workday of the month University PhD Degree Private/ Public Institutions PhD or 5 Year Experience Host Institution The applications are made by the host institution BİDEB Inbound Mobility 24 REVISIO N

25 MS 6 years experience Ph.D. 4 year experience Post Doc 2 years experience Turkish Researchers Duration Up to 24 months Fellowship Amount $ monthly stipend + Travel Expenses + Health Insurance Res. Support TL Right to apply other TÜBİTAK programs Application PeriodEvery month DeadlineEvery month Support rate 72% BİDEB Inbound Mobility 25 NEW

26 Fellowship Duration months Fellowship Amounts Experienced Researcher (gross) Very Experienced Researcher (gross) Research Grant to the Host Institution 600 /month Application PeriodsMay - September Experienced years of experience Very Experienced More then 10 years of experience Host Institution BİDEB Inbound Mobility The researcher should have been living abroad for at least 2 years in the last 3 years. The host institution should guarantee researchers employment 26 REVISIO N

27 PhD Student Joint PhD Agreements Scholarship Duration 24 months (max.) Scholarship Amount $ / Travel Expenses Application Periods2 periods Application Deadlines March & October 2214/B - BİDEB Outbound Mobility If the two universities have a joint PhD program and thus an agreement, this program supports the Turkish PhD students to undertake part of their study in that foreign university. 27 NEW


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