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The over 60 years of business experience of Gedik Holding, combined with the high-quality education and innovative perspective of Istanbul Gedik University, supports visions for the future.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed between Istanbul Gedik University and T-Hub in April 2023 aims to enhance collaboration in commercial, academic, and educational fields. This collaboration includes the development of innovative projects and access to India’s innovation ecosystem. The ongoing IMAP Program is one of the initiatives resulting from this joint collaboration. Istanbul Gedik University believes in the development of our country with entrepreneurial and talented individuals, and we are confident that innovative projects, identified as having this potential, will not only succeed in Türkiye but also thrive and grow in the East Asian market, starting from the nearby regions.

Scope

As a result of the collaboration protocol between Istanbul Gedik University and T-Hub, the goal is to select promising startups from Türkiye within the scope of T-Hub’s ‘Access to the Indian Market Program’ and provide opportunities for these startups to expand their markets, aiming to open up to both the Indian and East Asian markets. In this regard, Istanbul Gedik University acts as a facilitator in evaluating and identifying candidate startups, serving as a bridge to establish a connection between T-Hub and startups, enabling Turkish entrepreneurs to be part of the global ecosystem.

As of May 31, 2023, India has risen to the third position globally in startup ecosystems and has secured the second position in innovation quality among middle-income economies.

Telangana is one of the pioneering states in India that initiated startup policies and created a supportive ecosystem around it. In this context, numerous ecosystem providers have been established in Telangana for startups and entrepreneurs.

T-Hub (Technology Center) is an innovation hub and ecosystem enabler located in Hyderabad, India. T-Hub is one of the world’s largest innovation campuses leading India’s innovation ecosystem. T-Bridge, an international program by T-Hub, aims to assist entrepreneurs in growing internationally. The programs under T-Bridge target Indian-origin ventures planning to enter international markets while also providing support to international ventures aiming to enter Indian and South Asian markets.

The IMAP program enables entrepreneurs to take their innovative ideas and projects to a wider audience. Through T-Hub’s extensive corporate network, you can develop and expand your startups within the IMAP framework, meet potential customer profiles and collaborators within the government infrastructure, collaborate with mentors, and gradually move towards becoming a self-realizing pioneer entrepreneurial brand.

Application Conditions

Any entrepreneur with creative ideas and the ambition to succeed in the Indian and Asian markets can apply to the program. You can share your entrepreneurial journey with us and take a step towards turning your dream into reality. Your applications and ideas could be the first opportunity to embark on a global success story.

Click here for participation requirements.

Preliminary Application

If you aim to be present in the Indian and East Asian markets, you can submit your application using the preliminary application form for your startup projects.

Click here for the application form.

 

All the details of the program are provided below. You can find important dates and events in the schedule for participants.

 

TIMELINE ACTIVITY
1th Stage Receiving startup applications from Türkiye
2th Stage Receiving startup applications from Türkiye.Evaluation of preliminary applications made by startups from Türkiye (to be assessed by Istanbul Gedik University)
3th Stage Evaluation of startups that have passed the preliminary assessment in Türkiye, to be conducted by T-Hub
4th Stage Launch of the program
Formation of the Subject expert group
5th Stage India market orientation
Sector specific orientation session
6th Stage Innovation workshop
Mentoring sessions
Sector expert sessions
7th Stage Onsite Program
Start-up demo day at T-Hub

Contact

İ.E.T.T

Selçuk Eraydın AIH Stop

METRO

Kadıköy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro (M4)

Kartal Station

Cumhuriyet Mahallesi İlkbahar Sokak No: 1-3-5 Yakacık 34876 Kartal İstanbul

Email: thub@gedik.edu.tr