President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated 7 new critical infrastructure of TÜBİTAK. Turkey's technological infrastructure and capabilities of TUBITAK research centers and institutes that further strengthened with President Erdogan stated that, "We will provide the technology infrastructure in Gebze and 7 different ecosystems in Ankara. Thanks to these laboratories, we are making TÜBİTAK, our country's 57-year-old plane, a more holistic and complementary function. " said. Erdogan, stating that there is a good news for young people who are interested in scientific research, "in the name of Turkey Science Olympics will move higher TUBITAK Science High School, she will start receiving students from the 2021-2022 academic year." he spoke.
The TÜBİTAK Centers of Excellence Opening Ceremony was held at the TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) in Gebze. In addition to President Erdogan, the ceremony was attended by Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, AK Party Istanbul Deputy Binali Yıldırım and Defense Industry President İsmail Demir.
LOCAL ELECTRIC EXCAVATOR
Before the ceremony, President Erdoğan tested the HICON 7W electric city excavator produced by the Hidromek company in front of TÜBİTAK MAM. Taking the wheel of the vehicle, Erdogan said, “Good luck with our domestic and national production vehicle. Right now we need to speed up the sales. Both inside and outside. From now on, I get to the marketing of this business. " said. Erdogan also went to the nearby ceremony area with an excavator.
In his speech at the ceremony, President Erdoğan said:
WE WILL GAIN THE TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM
Our country's technological infrastructure and capabilities are getting stronger with each passing day with the contributions of TÜBİTAK's research centers and institutes.
The openings we will make today will hopefully add new ones, and we will bring seven different infrastructures in Gebze and Ankara to the technology ecosystem.
CONTRIBUTION TO PRODUCTION IN TURKEY
Our National Energetic Materials Laboratory will contribute to the production of materials used in military ammunition and having problems in procuring from abroad.
SUPER ALLOY PRODUCTION
Production, repair and maintenance of super-alloy materials will be carried out in the High Temperature Materials Center of Excellence.
TESTS FROM ONE
We will conduct the tests conducted abroad at the Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Bioelectronics 3D Center of Excellence from a single source, and we will also develop biotech-based materials and systems.
LARGE BUDGET ENGINE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
At the Motor Excellence Center; Railway, marine, generator and engines suitable for special use can be tested domestically. In this way, both our companies will be saved from giving money to laboratories abroad; and large-budget engine development projects will be held in our country.
In our Photovoltaic Performance and Safety Test Center, calibrations and test measurements of devices used in solar energy applications will be carried out. Thus, we will provide time and cost advantages to our domestic producers.
NATIONAL AMMUNITION SOFTWARE AND SIMULATION
Thanks to TÜBİTAK SAGE Environmental Test Center; All environmental tests, especially weapon system projects, will be carried out in our country at international standards. Again, with the new R&D Service Building we established within SAGE; Strategic studies will be carried out in the fields of design, software and simulation of national ammunition.
SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Thanks to these laboratories, we are making TÜBİTAK, the country's 57-year-old plane tree, a more holistic and complementary function. I want to give good news to our talented children who are interested in scientific research. In the name of Turkey TUBITAK Science High School Science Olympiad will move higher, our hope will start receiving students from the 2021-2022 academic year.
WE MADE FREEDOM
We have regained self-confidence in our country, which has suffered for years and whose vital projects have been sabotaged by domestic and foreign income focus. Big and strong Turkey towards achieving our goal, the last 18 years we have built from scratch a R & D and entrepreneurship eco-system.
WORLD'S FIRST ELECTRIC EXCAVATOR
We had the opportunity to test a high-tech business machine developed by HIDROMEK. With the support of TÜBİTAK, a team of 2 people in 120 years gave this work day and night. Thus, the world's first zero-emission electric and wheeled excavators was produced 7 tons of cities in Turkey. Just as different countries have brands, we will take our place in the world with our brand. I congratulate them. We are proud that such an excavator operating with electrical energy is a source of pride for our country.
VACCINE AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROJECTS
We have made significant progress in our vaccine and drug development projects against COVID-19 in cooperation with the private sector, university and government. Among the countries that develop indigenous vaccines in the World Health Organization's list, we rank third after the USA and China. Created under the leadership of Turkey TUBITAK-19 Platform Covidien, 8 different vaccines and drugs running 10 different projects.
ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS ARE COMPLETED BELOW
In our vaccination studies, two vaccine candidates have successfully completed animal experiments. One of them even got the approval of the Ethics Committee and came to the clinical study phase on humans. Following the approval of Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency hopefully we will launch these studies rapidly.
GREAT EXPERIMENT LABORATORY
We provide the necessary support to both our scientists who carry out vaccine and drug studies and to our organizations that take responsibility in this process. For this purpose, we are establishing an advanced center, including a large laboratory animal laboratory, at TÜBİTAK's Gebze Campus, which enables end-to-end vaccine and drug development.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Varank gave the following messages:
OUR GOAL IS NET
Our 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy determines our roadmap. Our goal is very clear: to make our country one of the world's leading production and technology bases. New technologies and products that excite everyone can be born in these lands and spread to the whole world from these lands.
WE WILL MAKE A BREAKDOWN
With the National Technology Move; We will increase our global competitiveness, strengthen our economic and technological independence, develop value-added production, and make breakthroughs in groundbreaking critical technologies. In this process leading up to 2023, we set ourselves concrete targets.
THE TURBINE BLADE OF GOKBEY
Thanks to TÜBİTAK, we have achieved many striking success stories so far. This product produced in MAM; Turbine blade used in turboshaft engines. This fin is the component with the highest added value used in the engine of our national general purpose helicopter Gökbey. Without this part, planes or helicopters cannot take off. We are one of the 5 countries in the world with this capability. We have already delivered 160 units to TEI.
LASER SEARCH HEAD
This tiny square is the laser seeker head detector of smart bombs used by SİHAs. Thanks to this seeker, bombs can shoot point shots. This detector we developed at BİLGEM is one of the critical components of our defense industry. We are able to produce this detector much better quality and cheaper than its foreign counterparts.
FIRST KIT IN THE WORLD
We developed and patented the Salmonella Rapid Diagnostic Kit for the first time in the world. This bacterium, which is transmitted from dirty water and food, is extremely harmful to public health. This kit we have developed gives results much faster than existing diagnostic kits in the market. China applied to us, it wants to buy this product with technology transfer from our country.
WE AIM FOR NEW SUCCESS
Speaking at the ceremony, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, “57. In its founding year, together with the stakeholders of our ecosystem, we pave the way for our country with science and technology within the framework of our national technology move and aim for new achievements in seizing R&D and innovation-based opportunities. said.
TWO IMPORTANT AGREEMENTS
At the opening ceremony, "TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and HAVELSAN-Real Time Operating System Development Agreement", TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal and Havelsan General Manager Dr. It was signed by Mehmet Akif Nacar.
TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal and Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın signed.
Following his speech, President Erdoğan presented a high-tech turbine blade, a high-tech engine part produced by TÜBİTAK, which is also used by Minister Varank in the GOKBEY helicopter.