TTGV Awards are given in topics parallel with TTGV’s corporate priorities and objectives, and aims at encouraging works in related subjects.
The first award organization, Dr. Akın Çakmakcı Thesis and Dissertation Awards, took place in 2002 and aimed at encouraging and announcing the successful works in areas parallel with TTGV’s corporate priorities and objectives. Dr. Akın Çakmakcı Thesis and Dissertation Awards has continued in years 2008, 2010, 2012 and lastly in 2015. In this process, different evaluation criteria and different amounts of awards are applied for the same category of awards in different years. Dr. Akın Çakmakcı Thesis and Dissertation Awards aims at strengthening university-industry collaboration and commercialization of R&D activities in universities by choosing the theses/dissertations that are applied in industry.
In 2015, Dr. T. Fikret Yücel Awards took place as a second award programme. Dr. T. Fikret Yücel Awards aims at encouraging the quantitative and qualitative improvements in R&D and technological innovation outputs of private sector. And also supporting the intellectual activities regarding Turkey in this field.
You can find more information about the program here.