Skip to main content

Health Boost for Your Idea

We are here to support business ideas and entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry!


About Us

Acıbadem University Technology Development Center (TEKMER), as a university located at the heart of the health ecosystem, was established on September 12, 2022 to provide support to entrepreneurs and businesses operating in the field of health and technology with its knowledge and energy at all levels.

What Does ACU TEKMER Offer

  • Both scientific and sectoral knowledge
  • Unprecedented network access worldwide
  • A unique infrastructure from informatics to biotechnology
  • Business systematic suitable for the health ecosystem

Technology Development Center provides entrepreneurs and businesses with services such as access to financial resources, participation in offices and networks.



Technology Development Centres (TEKMER) are structures where entrepreneurs and enterprises are provided with services such as business development, access to financial resources, management, consultancy, mentoring, participation in offices and networks in pre-incubation, incubation and post-incubation processes.

These processes are;

  • Pre-incubation, training, counselling, mentoring, project idea verification and business development services provided for entrepreneurs who have not established their businesses, alone or in a group,
  • Incubation, training, technical consultancy, mentoring, coaching, access to networks, finding investors, workplace/workspace and common use area/machinery/software services and promotion services and accelerator programme offered for the development of entrepreneurs or enterprises and commercialisation of project/business ideas,
  • Post-incubation includes market strategy development, management, growth strategy, fund raising, access to networks services offered to enterprises that have completed/are about to complete the incubation

TEKMER; It is a structure that provides services to entrepreneurs or businesses that have technology/innovation-oriented business ideas/projects with one or more related themes and researchdevelopment and/or product/process/service innovation.
The right to use the names İŞGEM and TEKMER, which are taken under protection by KOSGEB under the Industrial Property Law No. 6769, is given to those who are found suitable after being evaluated by the Board


Tax Incentives and Exceptions


R&D and Design Discount

All (100%) of R&D and innovation or design expenditures are subject to discount in determining corporate income until 31/12/2028. However, the support to be provided to each R&D center in this context cannot exceed ten percent of the total number of personnel employed in the R&D center in the relevant month.


Customs Duty Exemption

Goods imported to be used in research related to R&D, innovation and design projects are exempt from customs duty and all kinds of funds, papers issued in this context and transactions made are exempt from stamp duty and fees.


Income Tax Withholding Incentive

R&D centers employing R&D personnel with at least a bachelor's degree in the fields of the program to be supported, the monthly gross amount of the monthly wage paid to each of these personnel, equal to the monthly gross amount of the minimum wage applied for that year, for a period of two years, from the appropriation to be put into the budget of the Ministry of Industry and Technology. is welcomed.

Entrepreneurs at the idea stage in the health ecosystem are provided with the basic infrastructure and training they need.

Services Offered to Entrepreneurs:

  • Training and Seminars
  • Mentoring
  • Access to Prototyping Workshop and Research Laboratories
  • Services Provided for Project Idea Validation and Business Development

In the incubation phase, entrepreneurs who have a working prototype but are still in the development and team building phase are provided with access to infrastructures and counselling services.

Services Offered to Entrepreneurs:

  • Workplace/Workspace
  • Training and Seminars
  • Mentoring
  • Academic and Sectoral Consultancy
  • Access to Prototyping Workshop and Research Laboratories
  • Access to Acıbadem Healthcare Group Work Networks
  • Finding Investors

Services are provided to enterprises that have completed the incubation phase, established a company or want to take their company to the next stage in terms of access to the market, access to networks, access to investors.

Services Offered to Entrepreneurs:

  • Market Strategy Development
  • Growth Strategy Development
  • Network Access Services
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Fund Raising
  • Accelerator Programmes