Sabancı University at SAHA Expo

Sabancı University, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) and Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (SU-IMC) attended SAHA EXPO, the biggest defense, aviation and space industries expo in Turkey and the second biggest in Europe organized by SAHA Istanbul.


Organized with the participation and support of the Presidency of Defense Industries, the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Interior and attended by important stakeholders in the defense and aviation industry, the event was opened by Hulusi Akar, the Minister of National Defense. 

The stand of Sabancı University, SUNUM and SU-IMC hosted prominent guests at SAHA EXPO, which is an international platform exhibiting the growth of Turkey’s domestic production potential and its independent production power.

At the stand, Yusuf Leblebici, President of Sabancı University, hosted Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Deputy Minister of Defense and Technology, Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Vice-President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, Selçuk Bayraktar, CTO of Baykar, Dr. Alime Özyıldırım, Vice-President of TÜBİTAK Space, Ferhat Özsoy, General Manager of Aspilsan, and İlhami Keleş, Secretary General of SAHA.

Contacts were established with representatives of various companies to expand field of cooperation with the defense and aviation industry at the expo. In this context, an initial strategic cooperation agreement was signed between SUNUM and Koç Bilgi ve Savunma Teknolojileri A.Ş and Aselsan Hassas Optik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş.