Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Overall advancement in the gathering had, starting at now, reliably declined even before the scene. The pandemic is hitting manufacturing organizations hard and causing aggravations in overall worth chains and agile things.

İTÜ is fully committed to integrating the concept of sustainability into innovation and entrepreneurship fields. On the one hand, the University is focusing on collaboration between academia, industry and public authorities, on the other hand, we are introducing novel undergraduate and postgraduate level interdisciplinary courses that foster innovation design through sustainable development.

The accompanying exploration ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 9, and the intend to assemble strong framework, advance comprehensive and manageable industrialization and cultivate advancement. These ventures and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.



First Serial Production Driverless Bus, Will Be Developed with ITU

Offering transportation solutions suitable for the mobility needs of the era in its factory in Turkey, Karsan is now conducting a new project after Romania, for Autonomous Atak Electric, the first Level 4 self-driving bus in America and Europe.

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With İTÜNova and many others, İTÜis supporting innovation and transfering the technology developed in the university to the benefit of industry.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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İTÜ Incubation Center Supports All New Entrepreneurs

Our university provides several mentorship programmes and tranining workshops by ITU Çekirdek.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances

İTÜ promotes use of safe, economic and aesthetic lighting armatures with low energy consumption and energy-efficient appliances have been adopted in indoor and outdoor areas.

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İTÜ Green Campus Project

İTÜ has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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İTÜ Profession for Everyone

İTÜ art institutions are sharing their profession and experince via open public activities.

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Scent of the History: Buildings of İTÜ Campuses

İTÜ with its three campus buildings from the Ottoman Empire era, provides a historical atmosphere to its students and to the public.

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İTÜ projected the first Super City of Turkey!

A team from İTÜ designed “zero energy, zero waste and self-sufficient ecological city that produces its own needs” in Eskisehir Kocakır.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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