Pioneer of National Technology Move, BAYKAR
Since it was founded, BAYKAR, a pioneer in Turkey's defense industry, has been exploiting its role to disseminate technological development with socially responsible projects. Thanks to Baykar’s projects, the majority of people have achieved social awareness. Aiming to produce Turkish high-tech, Baykar continues to support initiatives in order to increase the capacity and competence of well-trained people both in social and professional life.
Operating in the fields of defense and aviation, Baykar, together with T3, has a vision for the National Technological Breakthrough and is trying to rank among the leading institutes that support the development of trained human resources in this area.
Thus, Baykar is one of the largest supporters of Turkey’s Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation).
Settled at the facility in Bayrampaşa which was donated by Bayraktar Family, the T3 Foundation has aimed to ensure that talented people of all ages participate in the technology development processes. Its purpose is to support the production of national original systems and components that will have strategic importance and their own identity in global competition.
T3 Foundation also aims to support 1001 Technology Teams by 2023.
To improve our country, technology-wise, T3 Foundation has produced maker labs, training workshops in 81 provinces in Turkey while establishing competency to educate young minds.
In Experimental Workshops that are held by T3 Foundation, junior and high school beginners receive training in areas such as Design-Production, Robotics-Coding, Electronic Programming, Software Technologies, Aerospace Technologies.
The Foundation, which has set out the goal of supporting 1001 technology initiatives by 2023, also supports high-tech national initiatives with the T3GM (T3 Enterprise Center).
TEKNOFEST ISTANBUL Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, is a main target of Turkey’s Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation), that is founded in January, 2017 and Ministry of Industry and Technologies.
The festival has been held since 2018, September 20th-23rd, annually, to adopt the technology and drive the national transformation of technology production and development into a society.
The main organizers are T3 Foundation, Ministry of Industry and Technology and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, For the first year, TEKNOFEST broke the record and became the second largest aviation festival in the world with over 550K visitors.
This year, the second festival has hosted 1M720K people guests leading to a world record.
Titled to be the biggest aviation and technology event in the world, TEKNOFEST is organized to set an example for the young people who will set and disseminate future technologies via bringing aviation enthusiasts together.
Hosting colorful events and big technology competitions, BAYKAR is among the main supporters of TEKNOFEST.
ÖZDEMİR BAYRAKTAR NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In 2023, The Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) will award scholarships to 4.000 students within the scope of Özdemir Bayraktar National Technology Scholarship Program. In total, an amount of 46.600.000₺ will be provided to students for 10 months in three different scholarship programs. Within the scope of the Rising Star Scholarship Program, a monthly scholarship amounting of 1,600₺ is provided to 100 undergraduate and graduate students in Istanbul.
Within the scope of the Instructor & Mentor Scholarship Program, a monthly scholarship of 1,600₺ is provided to 1000 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees. In addition, within the scope of the Educational Support Scholarship Program, a monthly scholarship of 1,000 TL is provided to 2900 students in Middle School, High School, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees all over Türkiye.
Türkiye Scholarships & Baykar Technology Joint Scholarship Program
The scholarship we provide to students is not limited to the activities of the T3 Foundation. As Baykar family, we encourage 200 successful students via coordinating with the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB). For that purpose, through Türkiye Scholarships & Baykar Technology Joint Scholarship Program, we offer scholarships to 148 undergraduate and 52 graduate students.
From Ukraine to Djibouti, from Pakistan to Niger and from Azerbaijan to Morocco, we contribute to the formation of fair, moral and qualified generations of the future by enabling successful students from 18 brotherly and friendly countries. We believe that they will be beneficial to Türkiye, their own countries and humanity.
As Baykar, we do not remain indifferent to the humanitarian problems around us.
Not only in Syria, we also stand by all the oppressed and needy, regardless of religion, language or nationality. We have not ignored the tragedy of the Ukrainians who have been homeless and have difficulty in securing basic needs during the war. As Baykar family, we continuously provide humanitarian support to the Ukrainian people at every opportunity rising in front of us. Eventually, we delivered a huge amount of humanitarian aid to those in need who had to leave their homes in Ukraine.
We support our Syrian brothers and sisters who suffer from various difficulties. They were not able to secure even the basic needs during the 10-year war in Syria. We delivered basic humanitarian aid by trucks to those who had to take refuge in Idlib by being refugees in their own countries. By sending food, hygiene products and various other basic needs to Idlib, we heal the wounds of our brothers and sisters there.
Feeling responsible for the future Turkey’s defense and aviation industry, BAYKAR is welcoming high school and college students in its Hadımköy, Istanbul R & D Center.
During their visits, students have observed the production line.
Followingly, BAYKAR Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar and experienced engineers at BAYKAR present themselves and share a sincere talk with the guests.
All in all, BAYKAR is highly proud of welcoming Turkey’s future.