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29/12/2021
Call for Applications for the International Incubation Center


‘’BORN GLOBAL’’

We are pleased to announce the Call for Applications for The International Incubation Center (IIC) which was established under the umbrella of Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) with support of IT Valley and Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office opens its doors for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

The International Incubation Center aims to produce new information for entrepreneurs by using the global information, to transform the produced information into social and economic benefits and to be a center that can create innovative solutions, distinguishing startups with two different programs as Pre-Incubation and Incubation.

Calls are made twice a year for training programs lasting 6 months. During the 6-month programs conducted at the Center, the training needed by all entrepreneurs will be provided and these training sessions will be supported by relevant events and summits. While entrepreneurs can benefit from International Incubation Center’s technological infrastructure and laboratories, they will  also access the wide network.

The services offered are:

  • Fully enabled dedicated office space
  • Workshops and trainings
  • Consultancy services
  • Mentorship and coaching
  • Global Networking
  • International programs and opportunity to attend investment summits
  • Global funding and industry access

International Incubation Center will provide the start-ups with the opportunity to open up to the global market in following verticals.

Verticals

  • Fintech                                              Micro-mobility
  • Sportstech                                        Remote working
  • Games & Applications                      Robotic delivery
  • Cloudtech & DevOps                        Aggrotech
  • Cybersecurity                                   Edtech
  • Big Data                                           Smart Cities
  • Space tech                                       Healthtech
  • E-commerce                                     Mobility tech
  • Nanotech                                          Foodtech
  • Insurtech                                          Climate Tech
  • Food delivery                                   Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Biotech                                             Smart Logistics
  • Internet of Thing (IoT)

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entrepreneurs/Start-ups may be an individual or group of individuals working towards development of innovative products/ processes/ services and must have a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation.
  • Product/service can be developed or at prototype stage (past ideation stage).
  • Technology is novel and/or addresses an existing market need.
  • Applicants clearly demonstrate business case, value proposition and competitive advantage.
  • Applicants should be self-driven, resilient, committed and coachable.

 

Who Can Apply?

  • Foreign entrepreneurs/Start-ups who live in Türkiye will be the priority of the International Incubation Center (IIC) among applicants.
  • Applicants must have a minimum six months valid residence permit in Türkiye.
  • Application is open to those between the ages of 18-35.
  • Applicants cannot be members of more than one incubation center. Applications of those who have a membership in another incubation center will be rejected.

Important! Only selected participants will be informed.

This call ends on the 31st of January 2022 and invites all OIC youth who are residing in Turkey to grab this opportunity.

For more information; incubation@icyforum.org

                                                       

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