Sabancı University and SUNUM are involved in 3 of the 4 SAYEM (Industrial Innovation Network Mechanism Program) projects to proceed to Phase-2. SAYEM is a program designed by TÜBİTAK-TEYDEB to design innovation networks in line with national high-tech targets through collaboration with the private, university and public sectors in order to develop products with higher value added. The program aims to ensure that our country’s R&D resources are used effectively and our current account deficit is decreased thanks to the products developed.
Details of the project, to be implemented under the coordination of Arçelik, NETAŞ and VSY Biyoteknoloji, are given below.
In the framework of the TÜBİTAK SAYEM program, the SAYEM Phase-1 application of Eczacıbaşı’s ‘Smart Bathroom’ and the SAYEM Phase-1 application of Arçelik’s ‘Smart House’ were merged, and the project will continue as SAYEM PHASE II– SMART HOUSE PLATFORM with 16 partners under the leadership of Arçelik. The consortium aims to implement designs for Smart House Solutions involving high-technology tools. The project will last 4 years, including a joint technology development roadmap, and has a budget of 75 million TL. The partners of the project plan to develop products to be integrated into the Smart House platform. Sabancı University will contribute, through its data security-related efforts, to these technologies that will become commercial products.
One of the 4 consortia having successfully completed the Phase-1 project application process in the framework of the TÜBİTAK SAYEM program is the NETAŞ Smart Cities project consortium. NETAŞ is the coordinator of this consortium, which involves 17 companies/institutions in addition to Sabancı University and SUNUM. The project aims to generate an integrated ‘smart city’ solution applicable/sellable to all the cities in the world and in our country, to enable savings in our country and upgrade the living standards of cities. Through its modules, namely smart energy, smart house-building, smart emergency management, smart healthcare, smart environmental and waste management, and smart transport, the project aims to create products to help decrease imports and increase exports, thus contributing to our country’s balance of payments. The project has a budget of 50 million TL and has 36 sub-projects. Sabancı University and SUNUM participate in the consortium to make contributions on data security and secrecy, route planning and optimization, and resource planning, and optimization in big data analyses.
The SAYEM Project entitled "Development and Production of New Generation, High-Stability, Hydrophobic Intraocular Lenses with Sinusoidal Optical Design and Integrated with Front-Loaded Injector System”, implemented under the coordination of VSY Biyoteknoloji, which occupies a remarkable position in the world for the production of intra-ocular lenses, had a positive Phase-1 result. This project aims to draw roadmaps and build the consortium to start production of new intraocular lenses to provide ease to doctors for use in surgical operations and enhance patient satisfaction. The project involves 8 partners including SUNUM and is composed of 5 sub-projects that are planned to cover product development processes such as moving raw material production to an industrial scale, integration of sensitive optical surface processing systems to intraocular lens production, and pre-launch conformity of front-loaded intraocular lens components with regulations. SUNUM will contribute to the consortium through its innovations.
SAYEM-Industrial Innovation Network Mechanism Program
SAYEM-Industrial Innovation Network Mechanism Program is a program designed by TÜBİTAK-TEYDEB to design innovation networks in line with national high-tech targets through collaboration with the private, university and public sectors in order to develop products with higher value added. The program aims to ensure that our country’s R&D resources are used effectively and our current account deficit is decreased thanks to the products developed. SAYEM is composed of two phases. During the first phase, a roadmap is prepared to transform projects at the level of a technology development prototype (THS5) into high-tech products through a specialized R&D and innovation consortium. The total budget of the first phase is 2 million TL and support is provided to projects with a maximum duration of 12 months. Consortia whose productization roadmaps are found to be satisfactory receive continued support in the second phase. Support to companies in the consortia for their productization projects for the purpose of the development of high-tech products in the framework of the productization roadmap will not only increase their capabilities of working and developing together, but also ensure that public resources allocated to R&D are used more efficiently. For the second phase of the program, the total budget of support for projects is 75 million TL and support will be provided for a period of up to 48 months.