Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply  to ATAP?
Companies carrying out R&D and software projects, especially those operating in the prioritised areas (sectors), can apply to ATAP.

How to  apply to ATAP?
ATAP Inc., the management company of Eskişehir Technology Development Zone, before receiving companies/entrepreneurs’ applications, makes a preliminary interview with them in order to get information about their projects and reasons to be incorporating in ATAP. In these interviews, the points to be considered in online applications are highlighted, and then an application is made to the ATAP management together with the other information mentioned on the Application Form.

Are the applications  to ATAP paid? 
An application fee is charged from the companies for their applications to ATAP.

How  applications are evaluated and accepted?
Applications are evaluated by a three-member arbitral committee who are experts in the company's field of activity and in the projects to be carried out within ATAP. During the evaluation process, the arbitrators have a face-to-face interview with the applicant company and visit its existing office or facilities if deemed necessary. The opinions of the arbitrators are ruled in by the ATAP Board of Directors in accordance with the provisions of the relevant law, and the decision is notified to the company in writing.

Who are the members of arbitral committee?
The arbitral committee consists of experts specialised in the field of activity of the relevant company and especially in respect of proposed R&D and software development projects. Priority is given to the faculty members of Anadolu University and Osmangazi University for membership in the arbitral committee. The companies are not informed about the members of the arbitration committee, the companies' committee only learns at the evaluation meeting.

How long  does the evaluation process of applications take?
The evaluation of the applications takes place not later than sixty days at the latest after the forms have been submitted, within which time the evaluation process is completed, ATAP informs companies about the decision taken.

What  happens if applications are not accepted?
There is no restriction that prevents companies whose applications are not deemed appropriate to apply once again.

Is it  possible to make a preliminary reservation for office spaces?
It is not possible to make a preliminary reservation for office spaces before the application. However, when the evaluation and acceptance processes are completed, spaces are allocated to the companies whose applications have been approved.

How is  the space allocation done for the accepted companies?
The allocation of space to the companies is made according to criteria such as the R&D quality of the project, the added value it provides and the size of cooperation with the university. In addition, the equipment to be used in the realization of the projects to be realized by the company at ATAP and the conditions necessary for the execution of the project are also important during the allocation of space.

What are  the features of the allocated offices?
All communication, internet and electrical infrastructures are completed, and ready-to-operate office areas are allocated to the companies accepted to ATAP. It is required to be submitted as a project to the ATAP – Management Company for approval.

The companies that are accepted to ATAP, are provided with ready-to-operate office space equipped with all communication, internet, and electrical infrastructures. If the company wishes, internal furbishing can be done upon receiving permission and on the condition that the office will be restored to its original state when the company is leaving. The furbishing request should be submitted as a project to ATAP – Management Company for approval.

How much  do the allocated offices cost?
ATAP notifies the R&D office space rental fee to the applicant company. Companies and entrepreneurs that rent office space in the Zone shall also contribute to the operating costs. The operating costs include office space air-conditioning (depending on conditions of the building), landscaping, common areas’ air-conditioning and cleaning, building security services, common electricity and water expenses. The electric and water – if any– consumption of the office space itself as well as other costs such as telephone and data connection are not included in the operating cost.