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SAYP Programme: Interest of Participation Increases

The memorandum of understanding for the Researcher Training Programme for the Defence Industry (SAYP) was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Gazi University,  Aselsan, STM, Havelsan and FNSS. 

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The Researcher Training Programme for the Defence Industry (SAYP) was initially carried into effect through the cooperation protocols signed in October 2011 by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Aselsan, Roketsan, TAI and Middle East Technical University (METU) and the implementation of the Programme was launched in 2012.  Within the following period, the scope of the Programme expanded through the cooperation agreements with the participation of METU, Havelsan, Milsoft and FNSS companies in 25 November 2013, and Gazi University, Roketsan and TAI companies on 20 February 2014. With the memorandum of understanding signed on 9 July 2015, STM joined the companies included in the Programme.

In his speech at the signing ceremony, held at the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Deputy Undersecretary Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi pointed out that the humble studies they launched reached an institutional level and added that this success would be sustainable with the creation of an eco-system based on information sharing amongst the defence industry companies, SMEs and universities. In addition to the remarks of the President of Gazi University Prof. Süleyman Büyükberber, the Deputy Undersecretary mentioned the insufficiency in converting the know-how of the universities into products and thus their commercialization; he emphasized the need for the development of the products based on information technologies for the accomplishment of 2023 targets in exports. 

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