BACKGROUND

 

Turkey targets to take place among the top 10 largest economies in the world. Towards this technological target, it is essential for Turkey to advance in the fields of science, technology, and innovation (STI). In order to sustain the STI impetus in which Turkey is currently engaged and to achieve the targets for the year 2023, STI related institutions undertake initiatives to allow the climate in which innovativeness and entrepreneurship matures. Its main objective is defined as enhancing the innovative capabilities of the private sector, becoming competent in science and technology and transforming such competence into economic and social benefit.

Nowadays, space is not just a tool for understanding the Universe, it has become a fundamental sector where countries development policies are implemented and new frontiers are opened for the future economic and social welfare of humanity. In addition to its roles in fundamental sectors such as energy, water, medicine, education, agriculture, security, etc., space has related applications and is a preferential and fundamental development sector that contributes to the welfare and progress of countries. Turkey took a major decision on opening new areas and reaching high development standards in Turkey at its meeting on 8 September 2004.  It accepted the need to raise the percentage of R&D spending to 2% of GDP and succeeded in getting “space” identified as a privileged area.

 

To give tangible/concrete benefits to RDI objectives and priority areas of Turkey and to take an active role in socio-economic development of the country, we have launched the first phase for the formation of the company which is realised by 30 years of experience.

 

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