BTSO has gained differentiated identity through Bursa Technology Coordination and R&D Center (BUTEKOM) which has major contribution for sectors to gain qualified growth, continues to add power to company’s R&D oriented studies especially in automotive, textile, composite and chemistry sectors. Thus far, more than 120 company has benefited from BUTEKOM which has received international accreditation in textile and technical textile subjects by Turkish Accreditation Agency.
BUTEKOM continue with its works in order to become a solution partner for Bursa as of receiving a new structure in 2014 through BTSO’s vision. The center is leading the sector for innovation oriented growth with its Textile and Technical Textile section.
WELL KNOWN BRANDS AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE BENEFITED
BUTEKOM possesses Turkey’s first Textile and Technical Textile Excellence Center and catches the attention with its capacity to perform more than 1.200 textile and ready to wear sector oriented tests. In addition to the textile sector, more than 120 companies in 13 different cities benefited from variant sectors.
The facility preferred by Famous brands in textile sector such as LCW, KOTON, Yeşim Textile and KORTEKS and provide service to many universities in Turkey for R&D studies.
CONTRIBUTION TO UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
Mr. İbrahim Burkay; President of the Board of Directors of BTSO said that they aim to rapidly shift from labor intensive conventional products to manufacturing of knowledge intensive and high added value products through BUTEKOM within Bursa’s industry. Mr. Burkay also stated that BUTEKOM has contributed to R & D projects and university-industry cooperation as well as organizing trainings and organizations for the sectors. He also emphasized that the center has developed high added value products and provided laboratory services.
BENEFITED FROM CIVIL AND EU SUPPORTS
Mr. Ibrahim Burkay noted that they have received 7.5 million liras of support from the Ministry of Development for BUTEKOM and will receive almost 12 million liras from the Ministry of Development for the Advanced Composite Materials Research and Excellence Center Project. Mr. Burkay emphasized that they aim to benefit from support of nearly 6.6 million Euros under the Competitive Sectors Program supported by the European Union and gave information that they received 6 million support from the Cluster Technology Support Fund of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology within the scope of the Sustainable Home Textile Cluster (SETEK) Project.
APPROVAL FROM TÜRKAK FOR BUTEKOM
Mr. İbrahim Burkay; President of the Board of Directors of BTSO said that BUTEKOM has received international accreditation from Turkish Accreditation Agency and added that Textile and Technical Textile Excellence Center has 17025 laboratory accreditation certificate. Mr. Burkay; “With the completion of the accreditation process, the test results of our companies benefiting from BUTEKOM's services have been validated throughout the world.”
2 ADDITIONAL EXCELLENCE CENTERS TO BE ESTABLISHED
Mr. İbrahim Burkay stated that two additional excellence centers will be established in the future apart from Textile and Technical Textile Excellence Center within the scope of BUTEKOM and added: “By activation of our Advanced Composite Materials Excellence Center and Nanotechnology Excellence Center BUTEKOM will provide more strength to R &D investments. Approximately 1200 tests are being conducted for the textile and rubber sectors at the Textile and Technical Textile Excellence Center. With the initiation of the Advanced Composite Materials Research and Excellence Center, all of the automotive industry's non-combustibility tests will be carried out here.”
6 THOUSAND PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM BUTEKOM
Mr. Dr. Mustafa Hatipoğlu; General Manager of BUTEKOM stated that R&D studies is being carried out for textile, rubber, automotive, machinery and plastic sectors at the facility with the BTSO vision. Mr. Hatipoğlu also mentioned that BUTEKOM which started its sector oriented educations in 2012, has reached to more than 6 thousand people with total of 200 educations. “BUTEKOM has realized over 80 R&D projects up until now. Half of these are project of TUBITAK. The center which realizes Development Agencies, KOSGEB and EU-funded projects in addition to TÜBİTAK projects will continue to guide the companies for transition to innovation based production.”
MODEL FACTORY PROJECT WILL PREPARE SME’S FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTION
Mr. Hatipoğlu also added by stating that Bursa Model Factory which is under construction within the scope of BUTEKOM in cooperation with The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and Mc Kinsey will prepare SMEs for Industry 4.0 by educating them in lean production techniques and digitalization of production.