TÜBİTAK 1004 program, which aims to transform research infrastructures of higher education institutions into the center of excellence of by collaborating with R&D / Design centers and public R&D departments, supports scientific research programs with high scientific potential which has observable goals in the priority areas determined within the scope of national targets and policies.
Within the scope of TÜBİTAK Center of Excellence Support Program (1004 Program), Gazi University applied to the "Call for High Technology Platforms" as Research Program Manager Institution (APYÖK) and it was found appropriate to support the research program titled "New Generation 3D Printer Manufacturing Technologies Platform". EKTAM has been the manager of the Research Program on behalf of Gazi University.
Platform is including 3 universities and 6 companies and those are Erzurum Technical University, Sabancı University, TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, ASELSAN INC., ERMAKSAN INC., ROKETSAN INC., TUSAŞ, TUSAŞ ENGINE INDUSTRIES INC. and EKTAM on behalf of Gazi University.
Phase 1 of the aforementioned research program has been accepted, and studies are underway to determine the projects to be carried out within the scope of Phase 2.