New Ideas New Businesses (YFYİ), which is being organized by ODTÜ TEKNOKENT since 2005, is Turkey’s first and largest technology based entrepreneurship program. Its fundamental aim is to encourage entrepreneurship through out the country and to infuse this culture by motivating young people, especially the university students for entrepreneurship.
YFYİ which is organized in collaboration with ODTÜ and ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, provides appropriate environment for students and new graduates, who have innovative and technology-based business ideas, to implement their ideas and support them to become successful business people.
ODTÜ TEKNOKENT hosts defence companies that are actively engaged in R&D as well as many research centers and laboratories of ODTÜ. By 2010, these companies were clustered under the name of Teknokent Defence Industry Cluster (TSSK).
The companies within TSSK that are expanding with the participation of other Teknokent companies in the region have vertical expertise complementary to each other and adding value to each other's capabilities and developing new products and services for defence, aviation and security areas.
TÜBİTAK BİGG 1512 Individual Entrepreneurship Support Program provides support to start-ups with T.BIGG program, which is run by ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, being one of the implementing organizations. Training programs , mentoring, consultancy and financial supports are provided to these start-ups within T.BIGG program.
“ODTÜ Technology Transfer Office (ODTÜ-TTO) ” is a structure created to support both university-industry collaboration and technology-based entrepreneurship. During the commercialization of the knowledge generated in academia, from patenting to incorporation, both the financial and managerial processes are executed by ODTU TEKNOKENT, on behalf of academicians.
Clustering studies were started in the field of Health Technologies in 2016 as a part of already existing cluster activities that focus on increasing the market share of ODTÜ TEKNOKENT companies both in domestic and international markets and supporting them to cooperate.
ODTÜ TEKNOKENT companies dealing with health technologies are working in the fields of "medical device, health information systems and biotechnology" , therefore the cluster established in this framework is named as "Advanced Health Technologies Cluster" which focuses on "developing the technology".
ODTÜ TEKNOKENT has brought together the power of more than 165 high-capacity R&D companies operating in the field of information and telecommunications and established ODTÜ TEKNOKENT Information and Telecommunication Cluster - T.ICT in 2014.
T.ICT consists of companies of various sizes operating in a variety of fields such as enterprise software, information security, intelligent systems, games, health information, IoT, artificial intelligence, GIS, e-learning, mobile applications, language processing, big data, simulation, image processing and telecommunications.
ATOM (Animation Technologies and Game Development Center) which is a pre-incubation center, is established by ODTÜ TEKNOKENT to promote entreprenurship among university students and where stuıdents can develop their software ideas and projects with the possibility to establish their own start-ups.
Within 600 square meters of open office space including meeting rooms, the center provides students, who are talented in the field of gaming, with infrastructure and superstructure facilities as well as trainings and consultancy for development of games, animations and simulation and most importantly the possibility of collaborating with companies in projects.