We search for good examples and seek to highlight and encourage success stories.
Under the outreach activities header, you can find all TTGV’s future-oriented endeavors aimed at discovering, encouraging and shedding light on works, activities, good examples and stories that may be of benefit to the technology and innovation ecosystem.
One of the most vital steps to be taken to ensure improvement in the future and the raising of a qualified generation is getting in contact with young people at the higher education level.
With this in mind, the Young TTGV program is designed to support and encourage future professionals in the fields of technology and innovation, and to explain to them the importance of NGOs and the critical role they play in any society. As TTGV, we keep in close contact with this audience, which is not covered by the generous training, mentorship and support programs of institutions in professional life, and present this voluntary, multilayered program (first year mandatory) to the Young TTGV professionals of the future!
We value the contributions to Turkey of those who will shape the future, and aim to support them by adding momentum to their endeavors.
We launched the TTGV Awards to contribute to the technological development of Turkey, and to drive success in the fields of technology, innovation and R&D. Awards are handed to winners in two categories every year.
The 2020 winners in the Dr. Akın Çakmakcı Award and Refik Üreyen Award categories were determined in December 2020.
Dr. Akın Çakmakcı Award: This award recognizes theses that are applied by industries, with awards given to the thesis authors, advisors and the firms applying the thesis. The aim is to reinforce university-industry cooperation and to encourage the commercialization of R&D activities within universities.
Refik Üreyen Award: This award is given to those who have played a pioneering role in R&D, innovation management and culture creation processes, that have played an active role in their changes, that have made concrete contributions and that have emerged as success stories.
You can find the winners of the 2020 TTGV Awards here.
Access more information about the TTGV Awards here.
Opportunity Projects are those ran under the General Secretariat that may turn into permanent programs or methodologies in the future, and are in areas, subjects and contents where TTGV sees opportunity. To develop learning by doing, and proliferate this approach within TTGV are two of the fundamental goals in projects in which processes are developed and operated on the go.
Our Project Methodology
Opportunity Projects have a methodology. The working principles of the methodology detailed below are designed to support TTGV's internal stakeholders, and to be presented to NGOs as a support package as and when they need it. You can view our project development methodology in detail here.
The TechVadi Ankara platform – a TTGV platform based on interactions and knowledge transfer – has been designed as an independent structure in support of regional thought and activities, addressing all the common elements of life in the region, especially technology, innovation, research, business and careers. It was established in 2017, and is continuing its works under an updated model in 2020. We closely monitor the good practices implemented abroad in the field of technology development and innovation as well as in the development of ecosystems. We are pioneering future models that are applicable to Turkey and our region. As a result of TTGV’s awareness and belief in the Ankara technology ecosystem, the independent network, which is the first source of its spark, focuses on the universities of METU, Bilkent and Hacettepe, and the Technology Development Centers associated with these universities, and the different actors of the Ankara technology ecosystem (individuals, employees in the region, companies, leaders, universities, technoparks, public and non-public organizations, etc.) aiming to gather around a clear vision and an open platform.
On a fundamental level, the platform: