Apr 28, 2016, 14:14
BİGG İTÜ Seed, which is preferred by the most successful entrepreneurs in Istanbul, is calling for a new season TÜBİTAK BİGG entrepreneurs.

TÜBİTAK BİGG Program run by ITU Seed has launched a new application period. The deadline for the 1st stage Evaluation applications to ITU Seed, that brings up one of every two supported entrepreneurs in Istanbul, is 20 May, 2016. The applicant entrepreneurs for TÜBİTAK BİGG have an access to a broad business and investors’ network of İTÜ, İTÜ ARI Teknokent and İTÜNOVA TTO via BİGG | İTÜ Seed program, one of the 17 foundations within TÜBİTAK BİGG 1512 Techno Entrepreneurship Capital Support Program run by Technology Transfer Office. They have a chance to receive a mentorship support from experts in particular fields.

As a result of 2015 TÜBİTAK BİGG evaluation period 32 business ideas completed within ITU Seed program were qualified to receive support for their business. This number signifies that 51,2% of projects from Istanbul receive the program support and one of every two groups receiving TÜBİTAK BİGG support gets a mentorship help and training of ITU Seed.

In the scope of BİGG | İTÜ Seed program entrepreneurs have an opportunity to utilize the offices and laboratories provided by ITU Seed as well benefit from Business Plan and Business Model trainings by attending seminars of TÜBİTAK BİGG program held by ITU Seed. In addition, the most successful ones get a chance to participate in Bing Bang competition organized annually by ITU Seed and offering a total prize of 3 millon Turkish Liras. RePG, Synesis Marina and TRD Biotek are among the competition winners awarded with 30.000, 20.000 and 50.000 Turkish Liras accordingly.

RePG: a company producing electrical power generators by taking advantage of air relative humidity rate. The Project is aimed at meeting the needs in power of housing and industrial sectors as well as electrical vehicles.

Synesis Marine: a company designing and developing high quality Pontoon Boats. The Project has introduced low-cost simply constructed comfortable environmentally friendly boats with high impact resistance which are easy to use and need almost no maintenance.
TRD Biotech: a company producing low cost synthetic seeds utilizing the plant tissue techniques in order to meet the needs in garlic seeds in commercial sectors. The aim of the Project is to obtain a low cost garlic production material.