Initiated at METU Technopolis in 2001, KoçSistem’s R&D activities continue with R&D and Innovation Center, established in 2008 in Istanbul, constituting Turkey’s first and the 16th R&D center in general in the area of software. With more than 100 R&D engineers who create solutions for future needs, KoçSistem R&D and Innovation Center carries out projects that will serve the demands of local and global markets in the future, and the development of both sector and our country as well as creating competitive advantage. While utilizing its accumulated knowledge and skills through significant initiatives in the area of ICT, KoçSistem also contributes to the development of the organizations with which cooperation is built within the framework of EkoSistem – KoçSistem strategy. In close cooperation with pioneer universities of Turkey and Europe, KoçSistem R&D and Innovation Center carries out its efforts by leading projects that will generate the technology of the future, and by further enhancing the competency of the human resources, i.e. its greatest investment, also through covering its ecosystem.
KoçSistem builds its R&D activities strategy within the framework of the “1/3” rule. 1/3 of the projects, prepared systematically and carried out in a cycle of five years, is planned as projects to be completed within the year, their 1/3 is planned as projects to be completed in two years, and the last 1/3 is planned as the projects targeting 5 years and beyond; and with this cycle created, both the planning of the projects and the efficient utilization of the human resources, the basic foundation of the projects, are targeted. The R&D projects constitute KoçSistem’s door that opens to global markets. Having built robust relations with the world’s most outstanding innovation and technology centers, the Center enhances its international project experience by transferring its significant cooperation liaisons established in Europe to the continent of Asia.
Future Internet Enabled Optimization of Transport and Logistics Business Networks
Future Internet Enabled Optimization of Transport and Logistics Business Networks
FInest(Smart Transportation) (Future Internet Enabled Optimization of Transport and Logistics Business Networks)
In the FInest project carried out with 11 business partners from 6 countries, it is intended to create the international transportation and logistics infrastructure of the future in EU, and to develop a system design on the basis of an existing scenario.
The Project aims to plan and schedule the international transportation operations in internet of the future, and to optimize the storage and transportation activities, being the most important and complicated field of the worldwide supply chain, and to increase the competitiveness by reducing direct and indirect costs of global enterprises playing an important role in national economies.
Future Internet Business Collaboration Networks in Agri-Food, Transport and Logistics
FIspace (Future Internet Business Collaboration Networks in Agri-Food, Transport and Logistics)
FIspace project, conducted with 28 business partners from 10 countries, is the second phase of FInest project. This 2nd phase project is preparing conceptual prototypes to be built on FI-WARE project to be started within the same program in the second quarter of 2013 with a total budget of 40 million Euro. The project system is configured in the new generation of cloud atmosphere and over FI-Ware Open Source Cloud architecture, being the basic platform structure of EU in its Future Internet approach. Participated by 28 firms and entities from 10 countries, the project is scheduled for a term of 24 months, and has been approved by EU Commission as of January 2013, and contract works are currently being handled. With the help of outputs of this project, it is intended to increase the competitive power of the European Union by elevating the direct and indirect efficiencies of all enterprises, constituting the backbone of the whole circulation of goods and services in EU.
Within FIspace project, we are collaborating with IBM Research, Atos Research, University Duisburg Essen Paluno Institute, Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO), Aston University, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Wageningen Universiteit, and Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute – MARINTEK
CoMoSeF project aims to develop the hardware and applications to be needed for creation of services of the future with respect to Intelligent Traffic Systems supporting the European Union Intelligent Traffic Systems action plan and the Target 2023 National Action Plan. Accordingly, within the frame of the market requirements, business models covering emergency sensors, service and communication solutions will be created.
In the proposed projects, the data obtained through communication of vehicles with other vehicles and roadside units will be used to derive new information fit for increase of driving quality and security and for supporting of traffic management. Such data will be processed, and be presented to the service of end users, i.e. drivers, passengers and traffic authorities. A pilot project will be realized in Istanbul on the Turkey consortium side of CoMoSeF project approved by Celtic Plus. 23 business partners from 9 countries are participating in this project.
Social Internet of Things - Apps by and for the Crowd
SITAC (Social Internet of Things – Apps by and for the Crowd)
SITAC project will define a joint architecture, and an ecosystem fit to such architecture, covering platforms, methods and tools enabling the interconnection of networks at different levels, comprising the systems, machinery, devices, sensors and humans.
Mobile devices will be the primary devices helping the users to handle their daily business jobs. Within this context, by determining a joint communication protocol to be used by household goods and by using this infrastructure, energy efficiency and smart home applications will be realized over cloud system, and communication standards combining the home environment with the said “social network” concept will be generated. The processing of data received from household goods over cloud system will reduce the process load of devices and instruments, and the home automation side of “social network” concept will be realized thanks to the control and monitoring features. The project is being handled with 57 business partners from 10 countries.
Inter-Vehicular Communication Technologies for Safe Traffic (C2X)
This project, participated by KoçSistem, Ford Otosan, Tofaş Fiat, GS University, Okan University and OHIO State University, aims to further develop the Intervehicular Communication Technologies for Safe Traffic and associated electronic systems for the sake of increase of passenger and vehicle security.
Through this project, by being involved in the stage of development of the European Union and international industry standards, our national automotive sector is intended to be strengthened with permanent and sustainable competitive power.
The following goals have already been achieved in this Project:
- Through further development of intervehicular communication technologies, the vehicle position, speed and direction information are safely and securely shared with our vehicles and smart peripheral units by being interpreted.
- Through applications to be developed for perception of road conditions information by the vehicle via smart sensors on road, the driver is ensured to drive more securely in the traffic.
- Added value applications such as collision early warning systems, vehicle position and traffic conditions information transmission systems, crossroads collision warning system, traffic lights communication systems, and dead point warning system.
The intention is to develop a software system of which software application can be modeled regardles
Model Driven Development of Composite Content Applications
The intention is to develop a software system of which software application can be modeled regardless of platform, and which can be operated individually or integrally over more than one corporate content management platforms or business processes management platforms, and are used to develop content-effective software product templates for different industrial fields, thus being able to create a software product line, and enable the field specialists to design different user models exactly and fully fitting to the enterprise’s business processes and rules through platform-specific visual model guided tools, and make it possible to produce the finished product through model – text conversions of these user models. UnitBilişim and Aegean University are the participants of this project carried out by KoçSistem.