Bilkent Cyberpark has been ranked second (52.54 points) in the 2012 Technology Development Zone (TDZ) Performance Index of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. This is the second time the index has been compiled.
Bilkent Cyberpark, a science and technology park established jointly by Bilkent University and its affiliate Bilkent Holding, is home to over 200 companies working on software development and in other R&D areas.
The TDZ Performance Index is derived by processing data received from technology development zones in three categories, six dimensions and 36 parameters. The first dimension of the index study covers the managing companies’ financing and expenses. The second dimension concerns R&D projects, expenses and revenues; the third dimension, import data and company composition; the fourth, domestic and foreign patent applications and registrations; the fifth, incubation programs and technology transfer office services; and the sixth, university-industry collaboration, intercompany cooperation and international collaboration.
ODTÜ Teknokent ranked first in the index (60.45 points), with İTÜ Arı Teknokent (50.48 points) third, Sakarya (46.78 points) fourth, and Izmir (45.96 points) fifth.