Ideas become innovations

9th May 2023
Sheryl Miles

Since October 2022, Würth Elektronik eiSos has been cooperating in Turkey with the non-profit organisation, Cube Incubation, in Istanbul's Teknopark, where it is helping to equip an electronics laboratory for the incubation centre.

On May 5 customers, business partners, and members of the press were able to see for themselves on site what the new laboratory can do, and how Würth Elektronik is making innovations possible in Istanbul.

As one of the leading manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical components, Würth Elektronik eiSos is an international partner for developers and innovative startups. This includes turning ideas into reality in Turkey, says Alexander Gerfer, CTO Würth Elektronik eiSos. "There is a very agile startup scene in Istanbul, which finds the best conditions here in the incubation centre. We are pleased to be able to make our contribution to this."

"If you want to promote the best, you've come to the right place," confirms Ahmet Çakır, Managing Director of Würth Elektronik eiSos in Turkey. "With our modern laboratory equipment, ideas become innovations."

Würth Elektronik equips the laboratory with a wide range of special devices and instruments for testing and developing electronic components, circuits, and systems. These include Würth Elektronik design kits, soldering stations, and microscopes for prototype development. Along with the equipment support, Würth Elektronik also provides technical training and mentoring support at certain periods.

After the tour under the expert guidance of Mr. Gerfer and Mr. Çakır, everyone agreed that the new electronics lab creates excellent working conditions.

Teknopark Istanbul and Incubation Centre

Teknopark Istanbul was founded in May 2010. Today it brings together around 300 national and international companies that conduct research and development in the field of high technology, including aviation and shipping, electronics, energy, or health. Teknopark still continues to grow. When the final stage is completed, approximately 30,000 R&D engineers will work there and it will be Europe's 3rd largest Technopark.

In the "Incubation Centre for DeepTech Entrepreneurs" of Cube Incubation, more than 450 entrepreneurs and 14 universities have been supported in the development of new technologies and products to date. A wide range of consulting services and infrastructures are available to the founders free of charge or at particularly favourable prices during the first 18 months. Innovations related to automatic inventory, fraud prevention or coworking space management have recently been supported.

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