METU Central Laboratory (http://merlab.metu.edu.tr/)
“ODTU – TTO Technoloy Transfer Office” 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 the academicians.
ODTU TTO coordinates the patenting processes of the academicians’ scientific findings and subsequently supports the incorporation of spin-off enterprises. As of the end of June 2015, 57 PCT, 48 Turkey, 22 US, 20 EPO, 6 EAPO and 12 Japan patents as well as 5 utility models have been applied via Technology Transfer Office. Of these applications, 24 national and 33 international patents, including the US, Japan, China, Canada, Russia and Georgia, and 4 utility models are issued; the rest is still pending. ODTU TTO received its first Triadic Patent in 2013 and has 3 Triadic Patents in its portfolio today.