SUNUM to support start-ups wishing to grow in nanotechnology

Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) will implement Spin-SUNUM program through which it will support selected start-ups with a range of services from R&D to infrastructure, to market access for 1 year. Deep-tech Start-ups with a focus on nanotechnology will be able to apply for the program, and selected start-ups will have a chance to develop cooperation with SUNUM and meet investors.

Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) will implement Spin-SUNUM program through which it will support start-ups that use methods and processes and develop products and services based on nanoscale technologies. SUNUM hasreceived applications for this program by August 30, 2021and the selection process is continuing. 

Selected start-ups will have quicker access to the market thanks to the support provided without having to spend time and resources for any R&D investment.

The selection committee has first carried out a pre-elimination process and has evaluated pitching presentations where 18 start-ups were selected. 5 start-ups will be selected in the final step to be finalized by the end of October.

A CHANCE TO MEET INVESTORS

The start-ups to be supported will have a chance to meet investors interested in deep technologies, and benefit from facilities of SUNUM (devices, laboratory, technical expertise etc.) for free and/or with discounts to develop their ideas and verify their data by producing sophisticated prototypes for 1 year. In addition, they will have access to SUNUM’s researchers to benefit from collaboration and consultancy opportunities with the support of SUNUM  Bussiness and Project Development team. They will have a chance to access opportunities such as product development, access to SUNUM Business Ecosystem, match and cooperate with big companies and SMEs with the support of SUNUM Collaboration and Project Development team.

SUCCESSFUL START-UPS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT FOR 2 MORE YEARS

Mentoring will also be provided to benefit from TÜBİTAK and the European Commission funds. As start-ups enhance their visibility, they will increase their chances of finding investors and new team members. Start-ups found successful at the end of 1 year will be able to continue to benefit from these services for 2 more years and relevant start-ups may be offered longer-term cooperation.

Applications to the program can be submitted until the evening time, August 30 via https://sunum.sabanciuniv.edu.

Release date: 19.10.2021 16:23:22