The Turkish Republic Ministry of Development has signed the contract related to “Kalyon Garage Prototyping and Entrepreneurship Center Project” which is being carried out by Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) under the scope of Support Program of Attraction Center (SPAC).
KALYON GARAGE PROTOTYPING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER WILL BE ESTABLISHED AT HKU CAMPUS
With the contract signed between HKU Rector Prof. Tamer Yılmaz and General Secretary of Silk Road Development Agency Dr. Burhan Akyılmaz, it is expected that Kalyon Garage will contribute to the development of entrepreneurship and R & D, the transition of high value-added, technology-focused production with services to be provided. The center, which will be established at the HKU campus, aims to increase the knowledge accumulation and more efficient technologies to bring the SME / Entrepreneurs in the region from the locality to the globality by the development of R & D culture and continuity of R & D activities.
It has been announced that various services will be provided to SMEs and entrepreneurs in the center to be established such as in the fields of R & D projects preparation, mechanical/electronic R & D workshop service, prototyping service, industrial property service, commercialization service, R & D and entrepreneurship activities.
ENTREPRENEURS WAY IS CLEAR IN THEGLOBAL COMPETITION
Especially in Gaziantep, the center will contribute to Turkey’s economy, in the field of producing high added value products, increasing the competitiveness of SMEs export promoting technological initiatives.
Regarding the project, Rector Yilmaz stated that: “Looking at the developments in the world; economic, social and cultural values are transcending national boundaries, accelerating the transition to globalization and information society. In parallel with this rapid change, the concept of competitiveness has come to the forefront, bringing a fast race at all levels including business, province, region and country. Competitiveness of countries is excess the production of marketable goods and services; it is related to the high added value of manufactured products based on advanced technology. The most important asset for the manufacturing sector; R&D and innovation to produce value-added products and to acquire this product is to have the workforce. With the Kalyon Garage Prototyping and Entrepreneurship Center, we aim to increase the number of innovative products and services in our region by increasing university-industry cooperation. We thank the Ministry of Development and the Silk Road Development Agency for their support to the project. “