- TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Supports
TUBITAK is an important institution that provides various programs to support entrepreneurs in the fields of technology and innovation in Turkey. TUBITAK’s support for entrepreneurs include capital, mentorship, project financing, R&D activities, product/service commercialization processes, and other resources. Here are the supports we would like to share with you:
TUBITAK 1512 Techno-Entrepreneur Capital Support: Provides capital support to entrepreneurs who aim to establish technology-based new ventures. This support program meets the financial needs of entrepreneurs in processes such as project development, patenting, and product/service commercialization.
TUBITAK 1513 Medical and Biotechnology Entrepreneur Projects Support Program: Supports entrepreneurs developing innovative projects in the healthcare sector. This program offers financial support and mentorship services to ventures operating in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare technologies.
TUBITAK TEYDEB R&D and Innovation Project Supports: TUBITAK provides financial support to ventures developing R&D and innovation-focused projects. This support program offers assistance to entrepreneurs in areas such as R&D activities, new product/service development, prototype production, and technology transfer.
TUBITAK SME R&D Project Support Program: Supports the R&D activities of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Entrepreneurs can obtain financial and technical support for R&D projects through this program.
In addition to these support programs, TUBITAK also offers various initiatives that support entrepreneurs through mentorship, training, collaboration networks, and other resources. These supports encourage entrepreneurs to implement their technology and innovation-focused projects, grow competitively, and succeed in the international market.
- Employer Support from SGK (Social Security Institution)
Employer support from SGK (Social Security Institution) for entrepreneurs refers to incentives that assist employers in covering the social security premiums and other insurance contributions of their employees. In Turkey, there are various programs available for entrepreneurs to benefit from these supports. The employer supports include:
Premium Incentives: Employers can benefit from premium incentives for employing certain groups of individuals such as; young people, women, people with disabilities, or those at risk of unemployment. These incentives aim to reduce employer costs by providing discounts or exemptions in social security premiums.
On-the-Job Training Program: The on-the-job training program allows entrepreneurs to hire young individuals or those who have been unemployed for an extended period and provide them with on-the-job training. Through this program, employers gain advantages such as discounts or exemptions in SGK premiums for a specific period.
Support within the Scope of Employment Mobilization: Periodically in Turkey, employment mobilization campaigns are implemented, offering incentives to employers for creating new employment opportunities. These incentives may include discounts or exemptions in insurance premiums, tax benefits, and other measures aimed at increasing employment.
SGK employer supports help entrepreneurs reduce their employment costs and create new job opportunities in their businesses. To benefit from these supports, entrepreneurs need to apply for relevant programs. At this stage, you can achieve success by seeking assistance from Sun Consulting.
- KOSGEB Supports
KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development and Support Administration) is an important institution that provides various support programs for entrepreneurs. Here are some of the KOSGEB supports available for entrepreneurs:
Business Establishment Support: KOSGEB provides financial support to new ventures during the establishment process. This support may include grants or interest-free loans for working capital, machinery and equipment purchases, office supplies, and other business needs.
R&D and Innovation Support: KOSGEB offers financial support to encourage R&D and innovation activities for entrepreneurs. This support can cover projects for developing new products or services, patent applications, design activities, and testing.
Training and Consultancy Services: KOSGEB provides training and consultancy services for entrepreneurs. They organize training programs on various topics such as business management, marketing, finance, and production processes, and offer consultancy support to entrepreneurs.
Support for Entry into International Markets: KOSGEB supports entrepreneurs in their export-related activities. Financial support may be provided for participation in international fairs, market research, promotion, and branding efforts.
SME Development Support: KOSGEB offers support programs to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs. These supports may include consultancy, training, and financial assistance in areas such as innovation, quality management, process improvement, and compliance with international standards.
In addition to these support programs, KOSGEB also provides other benefits to entrepreneurs, such as grant or interest-free credit opportunities, tax advantages, infrastructure support through technoparks and incubators, and networking support. To benefit from these supports, entrepreneurs need to apply to KOSGEB.
- Other Supports for R&D Activities
These support sources assist entrepreneurs in financing their R&D projects, enhancing technological innovations, and increasing their competitive power. It is crucial for entrepreneurs to apply for support programs that are suitable for their needs and projects.
Development Agencies: Development agencies operating in different regions in Turkey can provide financial support for R&D projects. These agencies offer R&D and innovation support to promote regional development.
Funds and Foundations: Some funds and foundations provide financial resources to support entrepreneurs’ R&D projects. For instance, funds created by private sector and civil society organizations may offer grants or investments for R&D projects.
Relevant Ministries: Various ministries in Turkey may organize programs to support R&D projects related to their respective fields. For example, institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Ministry of Industry and Technology may provide support for sector-specific R&D projects.
Investment Companies and Angel Investors: Entrepreneurs can secure funding for R&D projects through private investment companies and angel investors. These investors support entrepreneurs by investing in innovative and high-growth potential projects.
European Union (EU) Projects: Apart from EU funds, projects supported by the European Union also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to engage in R&D activities. Within the framework of Turkey’s relations with the EU, participation in EU projects can support R&D activities.