Knowledge Transfer Office (BTO)

ODTÜ-BTO (ODTÜ-Knowledge Transfer Office) was established in 2013 as a result of a funding from TÜBİTAK within the scope of “1513 Support Programme for Technology Transfer Offices”. ODTÜ and ODTÜ-Teknokent made a joint application to the related call to support Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in universities in 2012 and became one of the first 10 universities in Turkey which secured this fund. ODTÜ-BTO has been established as the office which would be responsible for the following activities:  

•    implements the 1513 project in line with the priorities of the university,

•    increases awareness about the national and international funding programmes and guides academicians and industry to the proper research support programme for their R&D projects,

•    manages intellectual assets of the university and regulates the knowledge transfer processes,

•    coordinates cooperation activities between the university and the industry (development of joint support and training programmes, research infrastructures, and R&D projects etc.), 

•    disseminates intellectual assets, research capabilities and infrastructures of the university

•    carries out matching activities in line with the demands of researchers and industry, 

•    provides support to industry and researchers in sharing intellectual and industrial property rights, for patent protection applications and commercialization processes, 

•    provides legal services support for R&D project contracts for the academicians and negotiation processes concerning the contract terms.

For futher information please refer to BTO's website.

BTO Support Office Contact Information: 

Coordinator of Cooperation Development Programme for Centres:

Aysu Özen

oaysu [at]  

ODTÜ Teknokent TTO Program Manager:

Seda Damla Bük

seda.buk [at]  

Projects, Project Funding and Guidance Support: 

Berat Kılıç

berat.kilic [at]  

Project Development and Guidance Support for Researchers and Industry:

Sinem Şimşek

sinem.simsek [at]  

Intellectual Property Rights and Agreement Management Support:

İdil Buse Kök, J.D.

idil.kok [at]  

Intellectual Property Rights, Patent Applications and Guidance Support:

Yusuf Dudu

yusuf.dudu [at]