Established Conjointly By Kordsa And Sabanci University Composite Technologies Center Of Excellence Opens
Composite Technologies Center of Excellence has opened. Kordsa and Sabanci University have combined their forces under the same roof for this high technology hub.
Kordsa, reinforcement leader and Turkey’s Innovation and R&D Champion, and Sabancı University; Turkey’s entrepreneurship champion in higher education have opened Composite Technologies Center of Excellence to create a technology hub strengthened through university – industry cooperation.
The opening ceremony of Composite Technologies Center of Excellence was held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Dr. Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Mr. Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Development, Mr. Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Mr. Fikri Işık, the Minister of National Defense, Ms. Guler Sabanci, the Chairperson of Sabancı Holding, and Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, Prof. Nihat Berker, the President of Sabancı University.
Center will operate in the field of high-technology composite materials, a milestone for a wide range of industries from aviation to automotive. Kordsa’s production engineers and Sabancı University’s academic members and doctoral students are working together in the R&D and production processes of the composite at Composite Technologies Center of Excellence.
This technology hub will be the new high-tech hub of Turkey driven by the collaborative research and production. The Centre operates as one of the most prominent test centers of the world, and composite producers of Europe.
Ms. Güler Sabancı noted the following in her opening remarks:
“Today we are at Composites Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony, to introduce a new model that will set an example for our country. As Kordsa and Sabancı University, we are taking a new initiative, in an area with crucial strategic importance for our country. We are embarking on a new journey to with which our country can make a difference with advanced technology, and even become a global power, a major player in the big league. Today, we are not only investing for tomorrow, but for the next 10-20-30 years of Turkey.”
ABOUT Kordsa AND INNOVATION
Kordsa is a global player in the tire, composite and construction reinforcement technologies market. It is the world leader in the market of tire reinforcement technologies. The Reinforcer has a wide geographic presence with its production facilities across the World, extending from the USA to Thailand, and supplies its reinforcement technologies worldwide.
The Reinforcer is the holder of 290 patents around the world.
Kordsa’s business standpoint is based on R&D and innovation. Thanks to such approach, it has now further strengthened its title as “The Innovation Leader” with many awards it won in 2015.
The Reinforcement Giant have been named as “Innovation Strategy Champion” of the year 2015 at the Improve InnovaLeague! Awards by TİM (the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly), and also has received the “Best R&D Center Award” in terms of the Year-2014 R&D Centers Performance Index determined by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.
About Sabancı University:
Sabancı University is a foundation university with state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities located on a vibrant campus in İstanbul. It was founded in 1994, by Turkey’s one of the leading family foundations, Sabancı Foundation with a generous contribution of late Sakıp Sabancı. The main differentiator of Sabancı University is its unique educational system. English is the primary language of instruction. Academic programs at Sabancı University are innovative and interdisciplinary. Sabancı University is not organized into academic departments. Students have the privilege to design their own undergraduate programs by selecting courses from a wide range of subject areas. At Sabancı University, academic activities are conducted within the framework of three faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; School of Management. Through implementing innovative faculty programs and establishing close ties with government, the business community, NGOs and universities, Sabancı University has fostered an environment highly conductive to research. Since 1999, when students began enrolling, Sabancı University itself has set an example for many universities in Turkey with its uniqueness and internationally acknowledged success stories. Sabancı University’s international achievements and recognitions increased exponentially throughout the years. The University represents Turkey exceptionally well and appeared in the top positions on numerous lists published by Times Higher Education and QS World Rankings. www.sabanciuniv.edu