Technology Development Zones are academic, social and cultural sites established to encourage and enable entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians who want to create goods and services with new or advanced technologies, to conduct their industrial and commercial activities within university premises and benefit from its resources.
The establishment of the Samsun Technology Development Zone was initiated on an 80.000 m² plot in Ondokuz Mayis University's Atakum Campus with the decree of the Council of Ministers announced in July 2009. Samsun Technology Development Zone Managing Corporation, also known as Samsun Teknopark, was founded in June 2010 with the partnership of the university, public-private sector, and NGOs.
The construction of the Samsun Teknopark Administration Building and Incubation Center started in March 2012 and was put into service in the second quarter of 2014.
Samsun Teknopark encourages its stakeholders to turn their scientific knowledge potential into technological products and navigates research with the aim to address the needs of industry.