Koç Holding, TÜBİTAK and the EU Presidency joined forces on the way to Horizon Europe, the world’s largest civilian R&D program.
ISTANBUL (IGFA) – Koç Group is aiming at Horizon Europe, the world’s largest civilian R&D program run by the European Union with the aim of supporting projects in the fields of research and innovation.
While Ufuk Europe contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a total budget of 95.5 billion Euros in the 2021-2027 period, it focuses on priority areas such as green transformation, digital technologies and health.
Aiming to further the gains gained in Horizon 2020, the mainstay program carried out in the middle of 2014-2020, in the new period, Koç Group also launched a special mentoring program for its stakeholders so that our country can benefit more from this precious resource .
For this purpose, Koç Holding hosted the ‘Horizon Europe Special Branch Awareness Event’ organized with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Presidency for EU Affairs, TUBITAK and the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey.
Speaking at the opening, Koç Holding CEO Levent Çakıroğlu said, “As Koç Group, we prioritize participation in the EU Framework Programs, the world’s largest civil research and innovation program. We value cooperation with all stakeholders in our ecosystem in our R&D and innovation studies. In these collaborations, we are trying to benefit from the national and international reinforcement systems in the most efficient way. Happily, Koç Group companies are in the top 4 of the ‘Horizon 2020 Most Successful Turkish Industrial Organizations’ list published by TUBITAK. In addition, Koç University was again the most successful university in the open middle in the list published by TÜBİTAK. I would like to share the news that Koç Group has made a rapid start to Horizon Europe as well. We believe that we need to move forward with our valuable stakeholders in such a valuable issue for our country.”
TUBITAK Leader Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, on the other hand, pointed out that the projects put forward on the basis of science and technology have a high value for a more sustainable, clean and healthy future, including the fields of strength and health, which are among the fields that require the most analysis, and Koç Koç, for his outstanding achievements in Horizon 2020, in this context. He once again congratulated the Group companies and Koç University.
Stating that they share many goals, priorities and challenges in climate change, research, technology and innovation, Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, the European Union Ambassador and the Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey, said, “These areas are more efficient with smart , sustainable, inclusive, green and digital means. it is becoming increasingly valuable to shape the future. These appealing words must now become reality. Science, research, green growth and climate change will continue to be the top priority issues for Europe. Competitiveness, science, technology and innovation activities in Turkey will also be In addition to this, we will continue to support the implementation of EU Framework Programs such as Horizon Europe”.