Graphene and 2D Material Focus Technology Network (OTAG)

Issue 98 - April 2020

March 7, 2020. In order to manage transformation in defense industry technologies and for development of indigenous systems, subsystems and products, through investing in future technologies, Focus Technology Network (OTAG) was established under the guidance of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB).

Within this framework, one other has been added to the OTAGs in the Composite and Additive Manufacturing technology fields. The introductory meeting for Graphene and Two-Dimensional Material Focus Technology Network (OTAG) was held at the SSB.

More than 200 academicians, personnel and researchers from 50 universities, 15 companies and various research centers participated in the introductory meeting, where industry, universities and research institutions gathered pursuant to the SSB’s call.

It is considered that graphene and 2D materials will play an active role in the projects to be implemented in the coming years with the aim of gaining critical technologies that support the operational capabilities of our safety and security forces, minimizing foreign dependency, intensifying indigeneity and increasing the competitiveness of our defense industry.

Within this framework, it is important to determine the point where graphene and 2D material technology has reached in our country, the actions to be taken for current and future studies and to plan complementary studies. The workshop activities introduced will be conducted through the focus groups "Electronics/Optoelectronics", "Composites, Protective Coatings and Paints" and "Energy".

Following the workshop, the aim is to determine technology priorities by considering the objectives of our country and the skill needs of our safety and security forces, to define cooperation methods and to establish acquisition plans. Within this scope, the plan is to organize the Graphene and 2D Material Focus Technology Network Workshop Final Meeting in September 2020, and then create a roadmap by publishing the Graphene and 2D Material Focus Technology Network Report.