The Konya Chamber of Commerce (KTO), in collaboration with Karatay University's Smart Technologies Center (AKITEK) and industrial organizations, is producing agriculture machinery equipped with advanced technologies.
Under the Competitive Sectors Program of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, within the framework of the AKITEK project, which is carried out with a co-financing of 5 million euros from the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, 8 pilot applications are being implemented, bearing the same name as the center.
With the research and development (R&D) and innovation support provided by AKITEK, a prototype of tree-sensitive garden spraying machine, a precision seeder that doesn't make planting errors, and a field spraying machine has been completed by three industrial organizations operating in the Konya Organized Industrial Zone.
Project Manager and Doctoral Associate Professor at KTO Karatay University's Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Barış Samim Nesimioğlu, expressed their desire to overcome dependence on foreign countries in the field of agricultural machinery. Nesimioğlu stated that they aim to make Turkish industrialists competitive in this sector on a global scale.