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Established in the USA in 1968, Intel is the world leader in silicon-based technologies. The company develops new technologies and products that improve the quality of working and social life. With more than 107,000 employees worldwide, Intel pushes the limits of innovation and helps people enrich their daily experiences.


Intel raises future engineers and scientists, in addition to its main field of activity, through the importance it places in investment, innovation and R&D for the development and growth of countries as well as their competitiveness. The company invested an average of USD 10.8 billion annually in global R&D in 2012-14.


The Intel® Higher Education Program provides first-class research leadership, direct technology support and entrepreneurship skills for university students, thereby allowing technology expertise and knowledge transfer to local economies. This is done in cooperation with around 3,000 academic institutions in more than 90 countries.


Technology, R&D and innovation are key to boosting Turkey’s global competitiveness through partnerships with universities and entrepreneurs. Intel conducts cutting-edge research in learning, wearables and IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to working with universities including Middle East Technical University (METU), Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Bogazici University, Bahcesehir University, Bilkent University and Koc University.


In recent years, the company has made several academic R&D investments including 1,130 Intel® Galileo boards donated to 62 academicians in 38 universities in Turkey as part of the Intel® Galileo Donation Program. Istanbul Technical University developed a Turkish curriculum with an Intel® Galileo board and used it in its Embedded Systems Design Laboratory internship program.


Intel also supplied equipment worth USD 2.5 million to improve the R&D capabilities and production capacity of Middle East Technical University’s Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Research and Application Center, which develops micro-sensors used in smart systems.


Intel and the Intel Foundation invested more than USD 1 billion in education projects globally, with the awareness that education transforms and inspires people and broadens their vision and dreams. The company’s employees have volunteered more than 4 million hours in education programs in more than 100 countries. Intel Turkey has reached more than 200,000 teachers and almost 100,000 students with the Intel® Teach and Intel® Learn programs, which were held in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education. Through the Education in the Future project, in cooperation with the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education, Intel Turkey continues to invest in education. In addition to its education programs, Intel also sponsors the world’s largest international pre-college science competition – the International Science and Engineering Fair – where the top young scientific minds from around the world showcase their talents on the international stage.


In addition to prominent investments and projects in education, Intel supports innovation and entrepreneurship through several programs in Turkey.


In order to push the Intel® Galileo Donation Program further and to inspire and support young innovators through developing new ideas and products, projects developed with Intel® Galileo boards donated were given the chance to participate in Metutech’s 2015 New Ideas New Businesses competition to receive cash awards and a global reach to the Intel ecosystem. Intel also became a premium partner of TJump – Metutech’s entrepreneurship acceleration center in San Francisco. The center is expected to bring significant opportunities to Turkish entrepreneurs, for better integration with the Silicon Valley ecosystem.


Intel also supports public entrepreneurship projects. Intel Turkey made a financial contribution to the 1512b entrepreneurship program held by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The company continues to be a prominent partner by providing mentorship, assessment, and further contribution to the 1601 BiGG program, which is the new version of 1512b.


Intel also attaches great importance to social entrepreneurship, in addition to education and technology entrepreneurship. In line with this vision, the Solution Box project – the most comprehensive online social entrepreneurship platform of Turkey – has been held since 2014, while the Young Ideas Strong Women project has been in place in collaboration with Ministry of Family and Social Policy (MFSP) and Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) since 2013.