R&D and Design Centers foundation and their sustainability

To become an R&D center

Companies; having their R&D departments organized so that these departments are formed organizationally and physically as separate entities, can apply to become R&D centers supported by the Ministry of Industry and Technology if the in and out traffic of this area is controlled and the 15* full time equivalent employees of this Department lead R&D activities in the form of projects with defined durations and resources.

Is it that easy?

The aim of the governmental agencies supporting R&D activities and re-structuring is to look for the projects, companies, or individuals of which operations would emerge value-added products, technologies and business models and support them.

R&D re-structuring lean on four basic foundations just like a production re-structuring.

  1. Machinery (Labs, Workstations, Softwares)
  2. Manpower (qualified R&D staff)
  3. Material (Knowledge : Property rights, drawings, specifications, projects)
  4. Method / Know-how : (New Product Introduction process, Market, product and technology knowledge etc)

Ministry of Industry and Technology attaches great importance to the sustainability of R&D centers. Because in those R&D centers of which reason of existence is innovation, knowledge accumulates in time and that expected (or unexpected) product, business model or technology comes out.

Because of these reasons, it is of great importance to keep the qualified R&D personel and to protect the valuable information.

Additionally R&D performance must be measured in order to show the advance to the Ministry as well as to the top management of the company, caused by R&D activities.

Re-structuring the R&D center (procedures, specifications, methods etc) and forming the interfaces regulating the relationships with the other departments (Accounting, HR, IT, Production, Quality) is as much important as the foundation of the R&D center. It is sustainability.

Scope of the service

R&D Center applications would last 3 wks to 3 months according to the preparation level of the company. Afterwards the acquiring of the certificate may take an additional 2 to 3 months (Ministry’s response).

Call us soon! We found your R&D Center and prepare it to the year-end inspection**.

Supporting the foundation of R&D and Design Centers, a service lasting 3 months long

The scope of the service of foundation of R&D and Design Centers is the following : To prepare the companies which apply to be one of the R&D or design centers subsidized by the Ministry of Industry and Technology; so that they fulfill the prerequisities set by the Ministry.

Supporting and guaranteeing the sustainability of R&D and Design Centers, a service lasting 1 year long

If you want we can be together with you as long as the duration we determine together after the foundation of R&D and/or Design Center. Thus we help you to select correct strategies coherent with your companies growth goals. 

We create a roadmap which would help us all to associate the strategies with the projects to be worked on, the personel to be recruited, the publications and conferences to be followed. Let’s restructure your R&D accounting and periodical reports with our expert staff. Would your R&D center be the cornerstone of your company for the sustainability with the added value it creates.

The measurement of R&D process performance and determination of the points need to be improved. Spanning the gaps with treining and supports.

In short, we can give this service ideally 1 year long or as much as you feel safe to master the process.

*In some sectors like automotive and defence full time equivalent employee count for R&D Centers is 30.

**First inspection which grants the certificate is at the beginning of this one year period.