As a member of the SAHA aggregation, Sabancı University participated in SAHA Expo Virtual Fair, which can be visited between 9 November 2020 and 9 April 2021 free of charge, to showcase its existing applications and infrastructure in the defense and aerospace industries, to introduce its R&D activities to stakeholders in the eco-system, and to establish new partnerships.
Aiming to form a bridge between the academia and the industry with the latest technologies and solutions that it offers and to establish partnerships with actors in the aerospace, defense, automotive, rail system, and maritime in particular, Sabancı University is at SAHA EXPO Virtual Fair with its Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) and Integrated Manufacturing Center (SU IMC).
At the virtual fair, participants visited the stands of Sabancı University’s centers and had the opportunity to learn about Sabancı University’s publications, patents, technologies in thematic fields, and research centers and to experience its research infrastructure through 3D videos. Recent developments in the field of robotic composite material production technologies and digital additive manufacturing technologies were showcased to visitors. Visitors learned about the online sales channel “SUNUM E-Store” which offers solutions based on customer demands in addition to standard products and the “Co-Sunum Platform” which exhibits the richness of nanotechnology ecosystem and offers infrastructure, competence, products, technologies, and services on an open source platform at national and international level. In addition, meetings were held with several domestic and international companies of the industry and ideas were exchanged on potential collaborations.
Founded with USD 35 Million by the contributions of the State Planning Organization and the Sabancı Foundation in 2010, Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) was awarded a 5-year qualification in 2017 as a “National Development Infrastructure” by the Research Infrastructures Board of the Ministry of Development within the scope of the Law No. 6550. Having adopted provision of internal and external services with open laboratories working 24/7 as its main approach, the fundamental capabilities of SUNUM as a National Research Infrastructure include research, service, collaboration, added value creation, and training. Its main research subjects include nanomaterials, life sciences, food-agriculture-water, energy, and defense industry.
About SU IMC
Sabancı University Integrated Manufacturing Center (SU IMC) is an industrial-scale research and technology development center which aims to support all industries in relation to composite materials and manufacturing technologies and provides an environment for part design, fabrication, assembly, and prototyping processes with capabilities of basic and applied research, product development, graduate programs, and lifelong learning programs. It also serves as a center providing commercialization opportunities for integrated advanced manufacturing technologies. It is an industrial-scale research, technology development, and application center offering design, analysis, prototyping, manufacturing and process prototyping services in relation to composite materials, additive manufacturing, and robotic manufacturing with AS9100 certification and ISO 17025 test accreditation, which are the production standards in the field of aerospace.