The “FNN Tekfen Incubation Centre” is to be opened at the newly-constructed Kandilli Science and Technology Building of Boğaziçi University’s Asian Campus in İstanbul. The name “FNN” is forged from the initials of Tekfen’s three founders (Feyyaz, Nihat, Necati) to reflect their vibrant spirit as they embarked on their careers more than six decades ago. Ever since its inception in 1956, the Tekfen name has been associated with support for scientific, educational, and cultural endeavours in Turkey. For the last quarter-century, the members of Tekfen’s Founding Family, Tekfen Holding, and Tekfen Foundation have been working with the Boğaziçi University Foundation to support
the university’s students and faculty members in the conduct of research and education across a broad range of academic and social fronts. In line with this continuous support, a proposal was made to give Tekfen’s name to the new facility, which will be hosting new startups and innovative undertakings.
Nourished by the intellects and ideals of its youthful partners, Tekfen’s growth from its humble beginnings as an engineering and consultancy firm into the powerhouse that it is today should be a tremendous source of inspiration for all the initiatives and entrepreneurs that get their start at the incubation centre.
Consisting of four blocks with 10,000 m2 of space, the Boğaziçi University Kandilli Science and Technology Building has 3,600 m2 of laboratory space that is intended to host the university’s ground-breaking research projects and provide a wide range of material resources and operational space for researchers working in such areas as life sciences, energy, robotics, and CERN-related physics. The Boğaziçi University FNN Tekfen Incubation Centre occupies 800 m2 on 2 floors within the building.