The 4th Technology Transfer Award (TTA 2023), will be held in May, 2024, in Turkey, initiated by the D-8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network (D-8 TTEN), and hosted/sponsored by Gebze Technical University (GTU). During the ceremony, the best technology transfer contract will be awarded a cash prize worth of 10,000 USD.

The criteria for eligible contracts are as follows:

  • Contract date: Signed and/or conducted the first financial transaction in 2023 (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023)
  • Contract location: D-8 member and/or OIC member countries
  • Done by a technology transfer method.

Although applications are accepted from all fields, the priority areas determined for TTA 2023 include:

  • Financial technologies,
  • Intelligent production systems,
  • Climate change and sustainability,
  • E-commerce technologies,
  • Smart education technologies,
  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Defense and unmanned vehicle technologies,
  • Bioinformatics,
  • Data analytics/big data, cybersecurity.

Interested organizations and companies can directly register through until February 10, 2024. For further details, please contact us at or +90 262 605 1203.

  • Licensing
  • Acquisition
  • Educational Acquisition
  • Merger and Acquisition 
  • Minority Equity
  • Turn Key
  • R & D Agreement
  • Joint Venture
  • Consortium
  • Outsourcing
  • Buy Back Agreements
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Other

Community level indicators

  • Origin and destination
  • Compatibility with sustainable development goals
  • Compatibility with D-8 areas of cooperation


Enterprise level indicators

  • Value of the contract
  • Market size (product) / cost reduction (process)


Attractions of the transferred technology

  • Technology level (high, medium, low)
    – Number of educated manpower
    – Number of patents
    – ISIC code
  • Technology transfer method

The award for the best technology transfer between one of the eight member countries of D-8 and the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is given by the Secretariat of the D-8 TTEN to the best case of technology transfer which is awarded to a contract between two private technology companies.

The concept of presenting this award was introduced during the second High Council Meeting of the D-8 TTEN in Nigeria, in 2014. The proposal was approved by representatives from member countries, and it was decided that the award would be presented annually.

In accordance with the regulations, the “Technology Transfer Award” will be presented to the best technology transfer case between at least one member country of the D-8 group and other Islamic countries. The criteria used for evaluating and presenting the award include the technological capabilities of the company providing the technology, the financial volume of the contract, the timeframe for the technology transfer process, the method used for the technology transfer, and the rate of return on the capital of the technology recipient.


  1. A certificate recognizing the best technology transfer contract, signed by the Secretaries of the D-8 organization and the D-8 TTEN.
  2. Free attendance of the winning companies to one of the D-8 TTEN events, with travel and accommodation expenses covered.
  3. A cash prize of $5,000 awarded to each party involved in the contract.

The first TTA was integrated into the agenda of D-8 TTEN Secretariat’s program in 2016. Held in Izmir, Turkey, this event aimed to acknowledge the most outstanding technology transfer of the year 2015. The Secretariat received contract nominations from diverse candidates representing Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, the UAE, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Following the conclusion of the nomination phase, the Secretariat initiated the contract scoring process. Ultimately, the contract valued at 20 million dollars, facilitating collaboration between the Iranian AryoGen Pharmed Company and the Malaysian Inno Bio Ventures company for the advancement of ALTEBREL & ARIOSEVEN biosimilar drugs, was designated as the best nominated contract of 2015.

The second TTA took place in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2021. This event showcased 41 technology transfer projects from an array of countries, including Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Azerbaijan and China. The technology transfer initiative centered around the production of AryoTrust & Stivan anti-cancer drugs, involving the Iranian AryoGen Pharmed and Turkish CinnaGen İlaç, won the TTA2021 award.

The third TTA event was held in 2022, in Ankara, Turkey. At this event, an agreement between the Iranian company, Fanavaran Nano-meghyas, and the Malaysian counterpart, Progene Link, was chosen as the winning contract. This agreement focused on transferring technology for producing nano-electrospinning devices. It was picked as the top contract among 103 projects.


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