İTÜ Çekirdek supports technology start-ups at every step from idea to commercialization and develops collaborations with corporate companies so that their activities in the market can also be successful.

Corporate firms that adopt open innovation approach regularly meet with innovative and solution-oriented İTÜ Çekirdek entrepreneurs.

İTÜ Çekirdek’s solutions for corporate companies and entrepreneurs to collaborate are:


Mentoring System


In the first step for corporate companies that want to enjoy open innovation by touching İTÜ Çekirdek, entrepreneurs are given mentorship by the experts in the company.

While the knowledge and experience of corporate firms are shared with entrepreneurs in the mentoring process, corporate firms are ensured to get closer to the entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Customer Meetings


To develop collaborations between corporate firms and start-ups, İTÜ Çekirdek organizes start-up and company meetings with the interest of corporate firms and its sectoral focus.

While these meetings provide corporate firms with the opportunity to be aware of innovative ideas and business models and to meet emerging start-ups; it creates an opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet their first customers.


Sector Focused Collaborations


Corporate companies seeking innovation in their own sector, who want to move forward with a more integrated and sustainable model with entrepreneurs, are much closer to the entrepreneurship ecosystem with the sectoral-oriented cooperation with İTÜ Çekirdek.


In this context, corporate companies, which determine their sectoral focus, step into screening and selecting a long-term start-ups with İTÜ Çekirdek. Hundreds of start-ups are introduced to the corporate company through systematic meetings and eliminations. Corporate companies support startups by both granting and investing them in the Big Bang.