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METU Retains its Title as Patent Commercialization Champion

According to Turkey’s Patent Report 2023 prepared by Patent Effect, METU retained its position at the very top of the list for the third consecutive year.

In Turkey’s Patent Report 2023 prepared by Patent Effect, Middle East Technical University retained its position in the first place for the third consecutive year in terms of the number of commercialization, as well as the number of licensed patents and the number of commercialization according to cumulative data. Thus, METU has successfully maintained its top place in these fields since 2020, as indicated by the reports prepared by Patent Effect for the last four years.

The “Turkey’s Patent Map 2023” report was prepared by using patent data, a significant parameter used in measuring and monitoring the innovation performance of countries, companies, universities, and institutions. The report was announced on April 25, 2024, consisting of a general analysis of patent applications made by domestic institutions in Turkey until December 31, 2023.

As of the end of 2023, METU was at the top of the list of commercialization champion universities and research centers in terms of total (cumulative) commercialization contracts, with a total of 58 contracts and 60 licensed/transferred patents.

METU ranked first once again with ten commercialization agreements and ten licensed/transferred patents in 2023 alone. The commercialization processes of the inventions of faculty members at METU are carried out by the METU Technology Transfer Office (METU TTO). There are more than 160 inventions in the METU TTO patent portfolio, covering a wide range of fields, from biomedical to defense, nanotechnology, and informatics.

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