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1 M. İrşadi Aksun Vice President for Research and Development KOÇ UNIVERSITY Office of Vice President for R&D

2 OVERVIEW VPRD Office in brief Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate Project development process Research Projects at Koc University Q & A 2

3 VPRD Office is responsible for University’s research policies, with a specific goal to significantly increase externally sponsored research and strengthen Koç University’s position in research. The following offices report to the VPRD:  Research, Project Development and TT Directorate  Research Centers Research Centers  Graduate Institutes Graduate Institutes 3

4 VPRD - Research, Project Development and TT Directorate

5 Koç Üniversitesi RPD & TT Directorate MODULE 1: Awareness Building, Training and Seminars MODULE 2: Sponsored Research Support Services MODULE 3: University-Industry Relations, Project Development and Management Services MODULE 4: IP Rights, Management and Licencing Services MODULE 5: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development Services

6 Research Support:  Tracking & Info-distribution on external funding  Eligibility check for national & international project calls  Matching research interests with call priorities  Assistance in procedures for funding applications preparation for a succesful proposal (EU research strategies, Lisbon strategy) partner search legal advice (e.g. Contracts, IP Rights) 6 Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

7 Research Support (Cont’d):  Assistance in implementation of research projects: preparing monitoring reporting, and resolving problems on your project budget. 7 Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

8 Facilitating University-Industry Collaboration:  Matchmaking activities between researchers & industry reps  Networking with industry reps for collaboration in projects (externally funded or industry-funded)  Aiding industry in procuring services from KU research facilities 8 Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

9 Technology Transfer Activities:  Assessing commercial potential of developed technologies at KU  Assisting researchers in technology commercialization  Guidance in protection of Technologies with proper IP mechanisms  Inventram: Our strategic partner in IP issues  KU Incubation Center: offers consultancy services for new venture development and entrepreneurship 9 Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

10 Technology Transfer Activities (Cont’d):  Assistance in: Invention disclosure, patent application & licensing procedures Legal issues regarding IP ownership IP-based start-up formation / entrepreneurship 10 Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

11 11 RPDTTD kindly asks your cooperation:  Inform us before you apply for external funding  Please give us enough time to support you through applications  If KU will be the signatory, we have to be involved in your proposal development & submission process  Let’s discuss your budget – we can make your job easier  Share your correspondence, official letters, declarations i.e., all documentations, related to your project’s implementation Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

12 12 For your external funding needs, contact us:  TÜBİTAK schemes: Aşkım Demiryürek & Nazlı Baskan  ISTKA schemes: Özlem Değirmenci  Private sector schemes: Suna Akbayır  All international & other national funding: Şebnem Doğan (for SoM, SoN, CE; & Emrah Göker (for CASE, CSSH, LS, CS;  Active international grants & financial matters: Meltem İşanlar & Zeynep Akçabay  IPR issues: Anıl Durmuş  Your Incubation Center contact: Burak Yaman Research, Project Development & Technology Transfer Services

13  5487 Students (4642 UG+ 404 MS/MA+441 PhD )  491 Faculty ( 259 Professoriate + Instructors)  73% of students on scholarship KU’s KEY R&D FIGURES  18 Doctoral Degree Programs  30 Masters Degree Programs  22 Undergraduate Degree Programs

14 TURKEY: History of ERC ( ) Total ProposalGranted Life Sciences 1461 Physical & Engineering Sciences 2105 Social Sciences & Humanities Observation 1: 1.4% as opposed to 10% overall success rate Observation 1.1: No success in SS&H Observation 1.2: < 1% success in LS Observation 1.3: = 2.4% success in P&ES WHY?

15 1.No success in SS&H - 0 out of 4  KU’s SS&H programs are strong;  Need to increase the number of applications; HOW? Koç Univ.: History of ERC ( )

16 2.No success in LS - 0 out of 3 before out of 2 for interview in 2014 Koç Univ.: History of ERC ( )

17 3.(Limited) success in P&ES - 3 out of 12 Koç Univ.: History of ERC ( )

18 1.95% KU Faculty received their PhDs from North American Universities  Lack of Research Network in EU  Lack of Recognition in EU 2.TUBITAK has a series of great programs for faculty projects with small, medium and large budgets  Lack of Motivation for ERC Koç Univ.: Diagnoses

19  Create freest environment that fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary research  Seed research (Thematic and general)  Interdisciplinary seminars  Recruit the best among talented and diverse applicant pools  Result is a high caliber faculty  High caliber faculty excel in R&D KU’s RESEARCH STRATEGY

20 Recognition of Excellence in Research 20

21 Recognition of Excellence in Research 21

22  High caliber faculty; lots of R&D projects; require expansion of PhD programs  Recruitment of PhD students in the global marketplace is a major challenge  Lack of jobs for PhD graduates in industry, especially in Turkey, presents serious hindrance KU’s RESEARCH STRATEGY

23 KU’s PhD Students

24 KU’s International PhD Students

25 ERC IDA ERC SPO:15 M TÜPRAŞ: 8 M İstanbul Development Agency: 2 M ERC:12,5 M KU’s Projects: Granted Amount (TL) KUYTAM

26 Funding Sources (All funded, Jan – Sept. 2014)

27 27 R&D Funding for Turkish Universities under EU  FP7 Programmes

28 1.95% KU Faculty received their PhDs from North American Universities  Lack of Research Network in EU  Lack of Recognition in EU Koç Univ.: Diagnoses & Remedies KU has instituted mobility funds for faculty to visit partner universities in EU Establish JD/DD PhD programs with research universities in EU

29 2.TUBITAK has a series of great programs for faculty projects with small, medium and large budgets  Lack of Motivation for ERC Koç Univ.: Diagnoses & Remedies DO UNIVERSITIES NEED TO ESTABLISH REWARDS FOR EXTERNAL GRANTS ?

30 Mismatch between what science knows and what business does What Motivates Human Beings to Create?  Harry F. Harlow, University of Wisconsin, 1949  Douglas McGregor, MIT, 1960  Edward Deci, University of Rochester, 1969  Theresa M. Amabile, Harvard Business School, 1996  Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University, 1999  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, University of Chicago, 2000  Brian Knutson, Stanford University, 2001  Dan Ariely, MIT, 2008  Michael I. Norton, Harvard Business School, 2008 ………. many more

31 Mismatch between what science knows and what business does

32 Conclusions * 1.Imagine it is 1996, you ask the following question to an accomplished business school professor: “I am going to describe two new encyclopedias, one just out, the other to be launched in a few years. You have to predict which will be more successful in 2014.” - The first one comes from Microsoft, already a large and profitable company; - The second one won’t come from a company, will be created by people who write and edit articles for fun. * Daniel H. Pink, Drive, Riverhead Books, New York 2009

33 Result: - In 2009, Microsoft pulled the plug on MSN Encarta; - Wikipedia ended up becoming the largest and most popular encyclopedia in the world, more than 17 million articles in 270 languages. Message: - Innovation requires “Out of Box” thinking - “Carrots and Sticks” might be a wrong approach for human motivation and innovation Conclusions

34 Conclusions * 2.Is all-volunteer & all-amateur encyclopedia the only instance of its kind ? - Web browser Firefox has more than 350 Million users; - Linux operating system now powers one in four corporate servers; - Apache software has 52% share of the corporate web server market; - you can find: open-source cookbooks; open-source textbooks; open-source car design; open-source legal briefs; open-source cola !!! …. * Daniel H. Pink, Drive, Riverhead Books, New York 2009

35 Thank you!

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