Programs, structures completing ecosystem..
ITU ARI Teknokent offers within its body all kinds of support mechanisms from smallest to the biggest which must be available in a technology, entrepreneurship and R&D themed ecosystem. Teknokent offers appropriate facilities and services for big and medium size technology companies, incubation centers for small and micro size companies, specially discounted areas and consultancies for academic and student companies, for the ones who start their journey from idea to industry, it also offers pre-incubation center and acceleration services. Thus ITU ARI Teknokent hosts a large range from idea owning entrepreneur to giant technology companies, it develops new services and programs for companies to grow.
Today, it is a proven reality that "technology advances much faster with the collaboration of university and industry". In this context, providing ITU's, one of Turkey's most established and leading universities in both academic and technical skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to the service of the companies in ITU ARI Teknokent becomes another issue for ITU ARI Teknokent management. This collaboration is provided with the synergy of ITU ARI Teknokent and ITUNOVA Technology Transfer Office.
Operating within ITU ARI Teknokent ITU Cekirdek offers entrepreneurs with technology based idea pr project work and laboratory capabilities with "pre-incubation center". ITU Cekirdek provides training, consultancy and mentoringh services with the "acceleration program" and provides office and capital for the successful initiators with "contest". It provides free of charge teknokent office and share area for successful initiators with "incubation center". İTÜ ARI Teknokent fills in an important void in the field of early entrepreneurship in Turkey with İTÜ Çekirdek.
Firstly, for entrepreneurial firms in ITU ARI Teknokent with a ready-to-launch product, the ITU ARI Teknokent has developed a program that offers business model development program and access to global networks in one package. In the scope of this program, chosen companies are given advanced business model creation and development trainings and then they are taken to USA to meet institutions and investors in Chicago and San Francisco for 1 month and ITU ARI Teknokent bears all the cost of this process.