A joint workshop organized by Bilkent University and the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) took place September 24 on the university’s Main Campus.
Bilkent’s provost, Prof. Adnan Akay, and associate provosts Prof. Cevdet Aykanat and Prof. Hitay Özbay, along with more than 30 Bilkent researchers, participated in the workshop, with SSM represented by R&D and Technology Management Department Head Zübeyde Kın Çağlayan and 16 other Undersecretariat officials and specialists.
During the workshop sessions, 17 Bilkent researchers and 2 research centers presented their project ideas to the SSM representatives. Workshop participants received information regarding opportunities for cooperation with SSM and were also briefed about some of the latest developments in the areas of information technologies, sensors, advanced materials and energy.
It is expected that the number of collaborative projects involving the Undersecretariat and Bilkent University will increase as a result of the workshop.