1507- TUBITAK SME R&D Start-up Support Program


It provides support to the first 5 projects of SMEs, two of which have partners, to encourage SMEs to increase their productivity through research, technology development, and innovation activities and to turn to products and services with higher added value.

Who Can Apply?

SMEs can apply to the program, one which is within the TUBITAK-supported project number limit specified in the Implementation Principles.

Project Duration

The project support period is a maximum of 18 months on the project.

Project budget

  • The upper limit of the project budget is 500.000TL.
  • Support rate, 75% grant support is given for R&D qualified project expenses.
  • 7,500TL incentive award will be given to the researcher with a project idea in the organization whose project was successfully completed.

Items of Supported Expenses:

a) Personnel expenses,

b) Travel expenses,

c) Tools, equipment, software, and broadcast purchase expenses,

ç) Consultancy service and other service purchase expenses,

d) Material and consumable expenses.

Application Dates

Applications are open every day of the year.

For detailed information about the program, click here.