Atatürk University Landed at IDEF

By 02.12.2020News

Atatürk University Attended the 14th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’19) as the Only Public University

The International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF), one of the 5 largest defense industry fairs in the world, where Turkish defense industry products are showcased, received a passing grade from visitors and exhibitors.

14th International Defense Industry Fair, Turkey’s presidential patronage, hosted by the Ministry of Defense, Turkish Armed Forces Foundation management and responsibility for the 30 April to 3 May 2019 Date Between was performed at the TUYAP Fair and Congress Center.

Ataturk University Rector Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı also attended.

Atatürk University is at IDEF with All Related Units

Atatürk University participating in the 14th International Defense Industry Fair as the only public university, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Under the management of Ayhan Çelik, Professor of Eastern Anatolia High Technology Application and Research Center (DAYTAM). Dr. Hamdullah Kılıç and Dr. Lecturer Halim Kovacı from the Astrophysics Research and Application Center (ATASAM) and the Eastern Anatolia Observatory (DAG) Assoc. Dr. Cahit Yeşilyaprak and ATATeknokent and Atatürk University Technology Transfer Office (ATA-TTO) Assoc. Dr. Ersin Karaman took part in the fair with its unit stands.

Interest in Ataturk University Booths

Our citates at the IDEF’19 fair that lasted for four days; Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler, Head of the National Intelligence Organization Dr. Hakan Fidan, Defense Industry President İsmail Demir, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, Deputy Ministers of Industry and Technology Mr. Hasan Büyükdede and Mr. Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Rector of Erzurum Technical University Prof. Dr. Bülent Çakmak, Head of the Presidency Human Resources Office Assoc. Dr. Salim Atay and many high-level bureaucrats, managers of public institutions, important representatives of the business world visited and received detailed information about the work done in our units.

Rector Çomaklı: “Universities Have Very Important Duties in the Production of Domestic and National Products”

Attending the opening of the fair and visiting the booths of university units, Rector Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı: “Universities have a very important role in the production of domestic and national products and technologies in the field of defense industry, which is one of the main focuses of our country’s 2023 vision goals. We are making the necessary effort to fulfill our duties within the framework of the New Generation University Vision ”.

Rector Çomaklı stated that the outputs obtained during the completion of the Eastern Anatolia Observatory and the infrastructure to be obtained with the completion of the observatory will form the basis for defense industry-oriented studies, and that important commercial connections were established in the meetings between domestic and foreign participating companies and our units.

Important Connections Have Been Established Between The Units Participating In The Fair And Sector Representatives

Private meetings were held with ASELSAN, ROKETSAN, HAVELSAN, TR-TEST, TÜBİTAK, SSB, FNSS, MGM, MSB, HAVA FORCES and many companies in order to establish collaborations and increase university-industry-public cooperation. Along with this, especially the works carried out and being carried out within the scope of the DAG project; The rocket design, 4th Generation Electronic Hand Grenade and Unmanned Land Vehicle designs produced by our university and awarded within the scope of Teknofest attracted the attention of many domestic and foreign participants attending the fair. In addition, hundreds of sector representatives, managers and visitors who visited our stand received information about the projects and products carried out at our university and our university.