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Teknopark Istanbul, SAHA Istanbul and Defense Industry Companies Sign Strategic Solution Partners Cooperation Protocol

Issue 110

A Strategic Solution Partners Cooperation Protocol was signed on August 17, 2021 between Teknopark Istanbul, one of the affiliates of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), and the leading companies of the defense industry, Aselsan, Tusaş, Roketsan, Havelsan, TEI, BMC and Saha Istanbul Cluster. Within the scope of the cooperation protocol signed, a business partnership model will be developed with Strategic Solution Partners within the Teknopark Istanbul Incubation Center. Corporate cooperation, open innovation and entrepreneurship activities will be conducted and support programs for entrepreneurs will be organized with Strategic Solution Partners.

In his speech at the signing ceremony, President of Defense Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, stated that as the Turkish Defense Industry, they conduct activities in a wide ecosystem from main contractors to subcontractors, from SMEs to research institutions and universities under the coordination of the SSB. Emphasizing that the Turkish defense industry has become one of the most important sectors in Turkey with its indigenously developed products and its export activities, DEMİR said, “Under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, we have achieved a significant breakthrough in the defense industry in the last 20 years. While only 62 defense projects were carried out 20 years ago, today this figure has exceeded 750. We initiated nearly half of these projects in the last 5 years. We reached a volume of US$ 60 billion from a project budget of US$ 5.5 billion. These are all the joint success of our great defense industry family.”