Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that the Eskişehir Design and Innovation Center was established with a support of more than 70 million liras, and said, "It is equipped with the latest technological devices that allow learning and applying additive manufacturing methods, and it has been put into the service of our SMEs." said.
Minister Varank opened the Eskişehir Design and Innovation Center (ETİM), which was established in Eskişehir OSB within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Program, financed within the framework of the financial cooperation of the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and carried out by the Ministry of Industry and Technology. Noting that there are 260 projects with ongoing budgets exceeding 42 million Euros within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Program, Varank said, “We have a large project pool that touches critical areas from autonomous vehicles to the digital game sector, from the fight against cancer to the digital transformation of the industry. With the projects we implement, we aim to increase the efficiency of our enterprises and to enable them to achieve a competitive production structure for export. The way to achieve this is undoubtedly through R&D, technology and innovation, as we all know.” used his statements.
R&D AND INNOVATION
Minister Varank stated that they channeled both national and international resources to the field of R&D and innovation, and stated that they continue to establish highly qualified infrastructures that will facilitate R&D and innovation.
70 MILLION SUPPORT
Expressing that they are excited to bring Eskişehir Technology and Innovation Center to Turkey and Eskişehir, Varank said, “We provided a support of over 70 million liras to this project, which was completed in cooperation with Eskişehir Technology Development Zone. When you evaluate its content and results, the project deserves this support to the fullest.” said.
AT THE SERVICE OF SMEs
Explaining that the center is equipped with the latest technological devices that allow learning and application of additive manufacturing methods, Varank said, “All manufacturing sectors in our province, especially rail systems, aviation, machinery, white goods and automotive, will be able to benefit from the products and services here. 3D metal and plastic printers, 3D scanning devices, CNC machines, all kinds of engineering software… Whatever you look for, this project is available.” used his statements.
Emphasizing that the center will operate as an important technology center alongside its advanced physical infrastructure, Varank emphasized that expert academics can be included in the projects carried out here and provide many educated consultancy services that businesses need.
Explaining that the enterprises using the center will provide the opportunity to develop their design, engineering, R&D and prototype production capabilities without any additional investment, Varank said, “This will put them not one but maybe 10 steps ahead of their competitors. The first results obtained by the companies that first used this place give us the signals of the success here. When the projects of the 20 companies that have been served until now are examined, we can clearly see that very important successes have been achieved especially in mold production and that good works can come from here.” he said.
Referring to the National Rail Systems Test Center (URAYSİM) Project in Eskişehir, Varank said, “The URAYSİM Project is a project that will add value to this city. It is a project that will add value to our industrialists, and we want to introduce the capabilities here to the world by including this place within the scope of the 6550 (Law No.) research infrastructure, and make production to the world with the capabilities here.” said.
COMPETITIVENESS WILL INCREASE
Governor Erol Ayyıldız also pointed out that Eskişehir has a high potential to make big moves today and in the future, as it did in the past. stated their aim.
NEW PRODUCT, NEW TECHNOLOGY
Head of EU Delegation to Turkey Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut noted that they think the Competitive Sectors Program will help in different industries. Stating that they plan to advance industrial designs, Meyer-Landrut said, “We expect them to help SMEs. This center will help launch new products and find new technology. The European Union will continue to support the Competitive Sectors Program in Turkey.” used the phrase.
BIN 100 METREKARE FIELD
Established on an area of 100 square meters in Eskişehir Technology Development Zone-Organized Industrial Zone Campus, ETİM will meet the engineering, design and prototyping needs of SMEs operating in leading sectors such as aviation, rail systems, machinery manufacturing, automotive and white goods in Eskişehir. .
AK Party Eskişehir Deputy Nabi Avcı, MHP Eskişehir Deputy Metin Nurullah Sazak, Eskişehir Organized Industrial Zone President Nadir Küpeli, Eskişehir Chamber of Industry Celalettin Kesikbaş and other interested persons were present at the ceremony.
Minister Varank, who came to the city by High Speed Train, visited the Governorship of Eskişehir. Deputy Nabi Avcı to Minister Varank, President of TÜBİTAK Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, AK Party Provincial Chairman Zihni Çalışkan, Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency General Secretary Muhammed Zeki Durak.