ITUNOVA TTO and ITU ARI, which conduct its activities by combining their powers for national development, have combined their powers again within the scope of BİGG ITU ÇEKİRDEK programme. Therefore, entrepreneurs who have applied to BİGG with ITU ÇEKİRDEK turn out to be advantageous and become entitled to many opportunities presented to them.

* BİGG ITU ÇEKİRDEK programme is supported by TÜBİTAK within the scope of 1601 programme. Click for relevant web site of TÜBİTAK.

Big Bang Award

Start-ups which prepare their BİGG business plans and develop their projects in ITU ÇEKİRDEK become entitled to present their project on the stage of ITU ÇEKİRDEK Big Bang event and be a candidate for ITU CEKIRDEK capital worth 8.6 Million Dollar.

Network and Mentoring

Start-ups reach the wide business and investor network possessed by ITU, ITU ARI Teknokent and ITUNOVA TTO and continue their ways confidently by receiving one-to-one mentoring from experienced people who are opinion leaders.

Office and Lab in Teknokent

Start-ups which benefit from ITU ÇEKİRDEK office and laboratory facilities throughout their BİGG adventures become entitled to use ITU ARI Teknokent offices and laboratories in their incorporation processes.

BİGG Trainings

Start-ups that join the BİGG programme take part in the seminars organized within the scope of ITU ÇEKİRDEK become fully-equipped on the path they started with Business Plan& Business Model trainings prepared specifically forthe BİGG programme.


The start-ups applying to ITU ÇEKİRDEK become entitled to participate in all entrepreneurship seminars held by ITU ÇEKİRDEK as of the time of their admission. They meet with ITU ÇEKİRDEK mentors throughout the BİGG programme and improve their projects with expert support.

They take Business Plan Preparation Training for the purpose of preparing the application form that needs to be completed to be admitted to the 2nd stage. Following the training, complementary mentoring is provided within the scope of regular Office hours in ITU ÇEKİRDEK.