Turkish Technology Team Foundation was founded in 2016 by a group of young entrepreneurs and young professionals with the aim of creating nationwide awareness of the importance of developing high-tech projects with national capabilities. Supported by Baykar Technologies, one of the leading provider of field-proven indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions globally, T3 Foundation aims to support the acceleration of Turkish tech to the cutting edge.
The purpose of T3 Foundation is to showcase Turkey's rapid advance in technology and to promote technology advances as a national cause. T3 Foundation's activities include educational programs for middle and high school students, competitions for university teams, and sponsorship of emerging technology initiatives.
For pre-college students specifically, T3 Foundation conducts technical training and workshops called "DENEYAP Technology Workshops", which occur over two 18-month cycles. In the first phase, students participate in a number of workshops, including "Robotics and Coding", "Microcontrollers and Electronics", "Internet of Things (IoT)", "Energy Technologies", "Production and Design", "Aerospace and Technology", "Artificial Intelligence", "Nanotechnology", "Mobile App Programming", and "Cybersecurity". In the second phase, they apply the theory learned in the first phase's workshops to independent projects and international competitions.
For university students, the foundation provides infrastructure, equipment, transportation, and technical consultancy through the "Technology Teams" program. T3 Foundation also sponsors scholarships within the scope of Turkey's broader "National Technology Scholarship Program".
The foundation’s activity also includes the T3 Start-up Center (T3GM), where new tech ventures are given technical and logistical support through incubators and accelerators as well as capital through our venture fund.
One of T3 Foundation’s main goals leading up to the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey is to have supported 1001 Technology Teams and 1001 Technology Startups by 2023.