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TEKNOFEST, which plays a critical role in the development of national technology in Turkey, TÜBİTAK BİLGEMis Turkey's first and only aviation, space and technology festival organized with the partnership of many organizations, including .


27 September – 1 October 2023 Çiğli Airport Çiğli/İZMİR


TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, the first of which was held in 2018, aims to increase the interest in technology in society by hosting many activities such as technology competitions, air shows, concerts, interviews and events on various topics and to raise awareness about Turkey's transformation into a society that produces and develops technology. Technology competitions in various disciplines and categories are organized within the scope of TEKNOFEST in order for hundreds of thousands of young people to realize their dreams. a total of 4,333 teams and 20,000 young people applied to the technology competitions organized in 14 different categories at the festival held at Istanbul Airport in 2018, while 17,373 teams and 50,000 competitors applied to the technology competitions held in 19 different categories at TEKNOFEST 2019 held at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in 81 provinces and 122 countries. 20,197 teams and 100,000 young people from 81 provinces and 84 countries applied to the technology competitions organized in 21 different categories within the scope of TEKNOFEST, which was hosted by Gaziantep Middle East Exhibition Center in 2020. 44,912 teams and 200,000 competitors from 81 provinces, 111 countries applied to the technology competitions organized in 35 different categories within the scope of TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, which was held for the fourth time at Atatürk Airport in 2021.


BİLGEM Activities

The concept of (Virtual Universe) began to enter our lives. We, as TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, chose Metaverse for the main theme of the activities at our stand in order to present our work in this field to our participants and to give them a unique experience. The participants, who created their own avatars with the “Metaverse Avatar Creation Booth” at our booth, took photos with their avatars and took this pleasant experience to their homes.
“Texture-Find Screen”
“Can we feel real-life objects and surfaces by touching relevant images?” "Haptics Technology", which aims to answer the question technically, was showcased for the first time at a festival. We have developed the "Texture-Find Screen", which we have created as a result of intensive studies in recent years, as the application area of touch technology. Thanks to this device, the participants, who could feel the surfaces of real objects by touching their pictures, experienced the feeling of touching a real crocodile by touching the back of a crocodile on the screen, and felt the mountains, rivers and plains by touching the physical map of Azerbaijan.
With the foldable metal mine detector ‘’OZAN’’, which we developed as TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, the participants looking for metal commemorative coins in the special sandbox both had fun and experienced the advanced technologies developed.
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Cryptology base TÜBİTAK BİLGEM organized a great prize-winning competition focused on mathematics and cryptology for young people in the festival area. Competitors, who answered the cryptology questions correctly within the given time, returned to their homes on electric scooters. 
'Smile with the Pioneers'
Within the scope of Teknofest Black Sea, the "Smile with the Pioneers" event was held. At this event, the visitors had fun by taking pictures with the avatars of our groundbreaking scientists, who pioneered in many branches of science, and shared the photos they took on their social media accounts.
The Chip Design Competition
The Chip Design Competition organized by TUBITAK BILGEM All-Around Design and Education Laboratory (TÜTEL) for the first time in 2022 within the scope of TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival is a competition aimed at enabling university students at associate degree, undergraduate and graduate level to have awareness in the field of microelectronics and gain knowledge about chip design. The competition also aims to pioneer the formation of competent human resources in this field through the practical application of microelectronics technologies. Within the scope of the Chip Design Competition, which is organized under two separate categories, "Digital Processor Design" and "Analog Design", two reports, a Preliminary Design Report (ÖTR) and a Detail Design Report (DTR), are expected from the teams, a project demo where they will introduce their projects, and a final presentation. . TÜTEL provides online two-day chip design training to teams that pass the ÖTR stage. At the end of the competition, the top three teams in the Digital Design and Analog Design categories are also given cash prizes. In order to receive the awards, teams must meet the minimum design requirements. If the teams do not meet the minimum design criteria, the best team is given an honorable mention.
"Artificial Intelligence in Transportation"
Within the scope of TEKNOFEST Technology competitions, Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Competition is organized with the partnership of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM. The competition, which is organized in order to find solutions to the problems that may be encountered in the field of transportation, and to increase the knowledge and trained manpower, is of great importance for the future of our country. Competitors are expected to develop an Artificial Intelligence based object detection system and detect vehicle and human objects using the camera data of the flying car with this system. In addition, visual landing assistant is needed as vehicles land and take off from areas in the city. This assistant needs to identify the Flying Car Park (UAP) and Flying Ambulance Landing (UAI) areas. In this context, the system to be developed by the competitors must determine whether these areas are suitable for landing after determining the UAP and UAI areas and verify that there are no people, vehicles or any foreign objects in these areas. In addition, from the competitors; In order to ensure that flying cars provide a safer service, they need to find solutions to control and optimization problems, taking into account harsh weather conditions, night and day views. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION? To the competition; high school or university students and high school or university graduates can participate individually or in teams of three. At the end of the competition, cash prizes are given to the top three people or teams. In order to receive an award, teams must meet the minimum design requirements. In the event that the teams do not meet the minimum design criteria, the best team is given an honorable mention.
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TEKNOFEST İzmir 2023


Celebrating Turkey's 100th anniversary with enthusiasm, TEKNOFEST hosted İzmir, the pearl of the Aegean, as the last stop of these great celebrations after İstanbul and Ankara. The festival took place at Çiğli Airport between September 27 and October 1, 2023. İzmir, where the finale of TEKNOFEST 2023 was held, hosted 1 million 100 thousand visitors during the 5-day event.

TEKNOFEST hosted many exciting events, competitions and shows. TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, which met with the people of İzmir with the most interesting stands of the event, also provided unforgettable experiences to the participants. In this unique festival, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM once again presented the "Metaverse: Adventure Island" simulation, opening the doors of the virtual world to visitors. Participants also had the opportunity to listen to the details of chip technology from experts and design their own chips in "YİTAL's Experience Area", one of Turkey's most valuable laboratories. At the festival, where a "BİLBUL Cryptology Contest" was organized every day, participants competed for the grand prize of a scooter. The winners received their prizes from Hasan Mandal, President of TÜBİTAK.

TEKNOFEST İzmir offered a great opportunity for those who want to meet the technology of the future. TEKNOFEST İzmir was full of activities such as technology and startup competitions, air shows, vehicle exhibitions, educational workshop activities, vertical wind tunnel, simulation experience areas, exhibitions and stage shows.

TEKNOFEST Ankara 2023


The excitement of TEKNOFEST Ankara 2023 arrived in Ankara for the first time! The world's largest aviation and space festival, TEKNOFEST, took place from August 30th to September 3rd, 2023, at Etimesgut Airfield, where it welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors from Ankara and the surrounding regions.

Celebrating August 30th Victory Day with great enthusiasm, TEKNOFEST Ankara attracted great attention as the world's largest aviation and space festival, contributing to Turkey's National Technology Movement goals. During TEKNOFEST, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal visited TÜBİTAK's pavilions, engaging with visitors and inspiring young minds through meaningful discussions.

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM's organized activities at the festival received remarkable interest. Events such as "Metaverse: Adventure Island," "YİTAL Experience Area," and the "BİL-BUL Cryptology Competition" provided festival attendees with unforgettable experiences at the TÜBİTAK BİLGEM booth. Additionally, the winners were pleasantly surprised with unexpected rewards.

TEKNOFEST Istanbul 2023


As one of the world's largest aviation and space festivals, the 2023 Istanbul leg of TEKNOFEST, which is held every year with the concept of “National Technology Move”, was held at Atatürk Airport with great enthusiasm. TÜBİTAK, which took its place at TEKNOFEST from the first day, hosted its participants in its 950 square meter stand with its races, various events and exhibition products. TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal visited the booths and chatted with visitors and answered their questions throughout TEKNOFEST.

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM organized METAVERSE event, YİTAL Experience Area and BİL BUL Cryptology activities within the scope of the festival. At the festival, where a BİLBUL Cryptology activity was organized every day, scooters were presented to the participants who won the competition.

Participants also had the opportunity to learn the details of chip technology from experts and design their own chips in the Experience Area of YİTAL, one of Turkey's most valuable laboratories. They also had unforgettable moments by experiencing this technology individually in the Metaverse event area.

TEKNOFEST Black Sea 2022


Organized by the Technology Team Foundation of Turkey (T3 Foundation) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology in partnership with TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, TEKNOFEST took place in the Black Sea for the fifth year.

During the festival, the Black Sea people who met with programs full of technology, science, aviation-flight shows, exhibitions, summits, workshops, stage shows and events experienced unforgettable moments. At TEKNOFEST Black Sea, which was visited by more than one million people, the Chip Design and Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Competitions held under the roof of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM attracted great interest from the participants.

Visitors to TÜBİTAK BİLGEM booth won prizes in BİLGEM Universe, Smile with Pioneers, BİLGEM with Questions and BİL BUL Crypto competitions.

TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan 2022


“TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan” held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, enchanted the participants with a full four-day program.

At the festival, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM stand attracted attention with its activities, science shows and exhibited products.

At the TÜBİTAK BİLGEM stand, which attracted great attention with its activities and stand design, the participants examined the technological solutions exhibited. They also enjoyed the festival with the activities of "Mine Search with Detectors", "DOKU-BUL Screen" and "Metaverse Avatar Creation Booth". 

TEKNOFEST Istanbul 2021- 2019-2018


Turkey's first Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST started to be held in Istanbul in 2018. TEKNOFEST, which plays an important role in realizing the goal of the National Technology Move, met with its first visitors at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. In its first year, 550 thousand visitors attended the festival, where competitions, seminars, shows and social events were organized in various fields.

Turkey's biggest technology festival, TEKNOFEST, which has doubled the number of applications and visitors every year since the year it was held, was held in Istanbul for the second time in 2019. Welcoming visitors from all over Turkey, the festival opened to Anatolia in its third year.

TEKNOFEST met with technology enthusiasts of all ages at Istanbul Atatürk Airport between September 21-26, 2021. TÜBİTAK BİLGEM was at the forefront of festivals with its technology, products, competitions and events.

TEKNOFEST Gaziantep 2020


Aiming to increase Turkey's human resources trained in science and engineering, the world's largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST opened its doors for the third time. Held at the Middle East Fair Center in Gaziantep on 24-27 September 2020, the festival was held outside of Istanbul for the first time. There was great interest in the festival, where enthusiasm increased every year, from the surrounding cities.


Aiming to increase Turkey's human resources trained in science and engineering by raising awareness of technology and science throughout the society, TEKNOFEST supports young people who will produce the technologies of the future and contribute to science under the partnership of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM. TEKNOFEST 2023 is hosting a total of 41 technology competitions this year, with new competitions all built on the technologies of the future. Chip Design Competition and Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Competition organized by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM are among them.

Come and share this excitement!

OZAN / Foldable Mine Detector

OZAN is a foldable metal detector with the following features developed for security force personnel to search for mines/IEDs in cross-border and intra-border deployment areas quickly, easily and with high accuracy:

  • Quick Setup
  • Lightweight Design
  • Easy Operation
  • Ergonomic/Foldable
  • Advanced Ground Balancing

The patenting process of the design continues officially.

Battery: 8xAA
Display Chart: LCD
Installation time: <15 sec
Operation time: >8 hours
Weight: 1.5 kg (including batteries)
Design: MIL-STD 810G compliant
Warnings: Audible, Visual, Vibrating
Dimensions: 9cm x 15cm x 35cm (folded)
Open length: 135cm (max)

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(IZE) Artificial Intelligence Institute

Artificial Intelligence Institute is the first institute established within the scope of TUBITAK centers and institutes, which cuts the sectors and research fields horizontally and focuses directly on the emerging technology field. For this reason, it constitutes an innovative model in terms of both the open innovation and co-development approach of the institute and its focus on emerging technology.

Artificial Intelligence Institute aims to develop core technologies in the field of artificial intelligence and bring these innovations from the forefront of science to the use of the industry as soon as possible. Focusing on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, it will continue to play its part in pioneering efforts to create and sustain artificial intelligence-based innovation, growth and productivity in Turkey. Working with industry and public institutions in Turkey, together with other organizations within the artificial intelligence ecosystem, spreading the use of artificial intelligence and increasing the workforce specialized in this field are among its primary goals.


(SGE) Cyber Security Institute

The Cyber Security Institute, which was established to carry out studies to increase the national cyber security capacity, carries out research and development activities in the field of cyber security; carries out solutions-oriented projects for military institutions, public institutions and organizations and the private sector.

The main fields of activity of our institute, which has made a significant contribution to the creation of cyber security knowledge and tactical infrastructure in our country with many successful projects to date, are secure software development, penetration tests and vulnerability analysis.


Competence Centers

Discover institutes laboratories technologies products projects of BİLGEM.


TÜBİTAK BİLGEM builds its basic strategy for the future on qualified knowledge and qualified people focused on national targets in the research, technology development and innovation ecosystem.

Starting from the understanding that "the most important resource of a country is generally people, specifically scientists," TÜBİTAK encourages and supports our youth from an early age. In this context, providing young minds with early exposure to technology production is crucial for the success of our National Technology Move. Accordingly, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students from universities every year.

You can follow internship announcements and submit your applications through the Career Gateway at

You can access frequently asked questions about internships at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM from here. 

Application Conditions
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate (2nd year and above) and associate degree programs in departments offering education in universities and conducting insurance procedures through the higher education institution to which they are affiliated can benefit from the internship opportunity.
  • For undergraduate and associate degree students, a minimum Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 out of 4 is required. The GPA of candidates with a 100-point system is converted to a 4-point system based on the "Conversion Table of Grades from the 4-Point System to the 100-Point System" published by the Higher Education Council.
  • There is no requirement for a foreign language certificate during the internship application process.
  • Students enrolled in departments such as Forensic Computing Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer and Informatics, Computer and Software Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Control Engineering, Control and Computer Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, or Software Engineering in universities can apply for internships.

Internship applications are accepted between December and January, and the internship period covers June, July, and August.



Scholar assignments are made for research and development activities for undergraduate, master's, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers. In our center, scholars are appointed for practical purposes in externally funded, TARAL, or European Union projects.

You can contact us via the email address to apply to be a scholar.
Application Conditions

(1) The conditions for undergraduate scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  •  Being a student continuing undergraduate education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding foreign language preparatory students).
  • Having a weighted cumulative GPA for previous years, excluding preparatory years, based on the university's grading system, which satisfies the formula score and foreign language requirements in the recruitment criteria.
  • Completing at least the first semester of the first year of undergraduate education.
  • Having a GPA of "+3.00" and a University Placement Exam Ranking of "10,000 ≥" for undergraduate general average.
  • For foreign students placed in Turkish universities without taking the ÖSYM exam or for those who completed undergraduate education through exams such as Vertical Transfer Exam, the lowest university placement ranking of the department from the year the candidate started the undergraduate program is considered in the ranking formula.

(2) The conditions for master's degree scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing master's degree education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a master's degree in the project's field of responsibility.

(3) The conditions for doctoral students in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing doctoral education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a doctorate in the project's field of responsibility or conducting a doctorate in areas determined within the framework of the YÖK-TÜBİTAK Doctoral Program Project Collaboration Protocol. (Students in medical specialization and artistic proficiency are accepted as doctoral students.)

Candidate Researcher

Students in the 3rd and 4th years of relevant engineering departments at universities can apply to our Part-Time Candidate Researcher positions through our Job Application System at By doing so, they can gain work experience at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM during their university years.

This program does not have an end date. Candidate Researcher personnel working part-time during their university period can seamlessly transition to full-time employment as Researcher personnel at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM without interrupting their career journey after graduating from the undergraduate program.

Application Conditions

Conditions for the Candidate Researcher Program:

  • Being a 3rd or 4th-year student in the relevant departments specified in the announcements at universities.
  • Foreign language proficiency: Achieving appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Satisfying the formula score:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000/University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.



By joining TÜBİTAK BİLGEM as a Researcher, you can contribute to developments in the fields of information technology, information security, and advanced electronics. You'll have the opportunity to make your mark on innovations, closely follow advancements, enhance your skills, and shape your future by advancing in your career.

You can apply to our currently open positions through the TÜBİTAK Job Application System .

Application Conditions

Conditions for Job Application:

  • Foreign language proficiency: Attaining appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Fulfilling specific requirements stated in the announcement (such as undergraduate department, years of experience, expertise, etc.).
  • Satisfying the formula score:

For Candidates with Less than 3 Years of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20


For Candidates with 3 Years and More of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + 5*[1 / (1 + e^(5 - years of experience) ) ] + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


MILSEC 4 - Secure IP Terminal


While the MİLSEC-4 terminal offers an up-to-date solution for next-generation secure communication (voice, data and video) in IP networks, it provides an uninterrupted communication service by maintaining the compatibility of secure voice communication in PSTN networks with PSTN secure phones in use.

Configuration, surveillance and software update processes of MILSEC-4 terminals are carried out securely remotely using the Security Management Center (GYM). MİLSEC-4 terminal is capable of IP Network Key Loading (IPAAY) through secure communication with GYM without the need for an additional device.

MİLSEC-4 terminals are interoperable with MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones and offer the opportunity to replace MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones without interruption in the gradual transformation of PSTN networks to next generation IP networks.


  • End-to-end secure voice communication in PSTN networks
  • End-to-end secure voice, image and data transmission in IP networks
  • NATO SCIP compliance on IP networks
  • Compatibility with commercial SIP products
  • Interoperability with MILSEC1A and MILSEC2 secure phones
  • National and AES crypto algorithms
  • Remote software update
  • Easy operation with touch screen

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.