“4th R&D Project Market for the Chemicals and Chemical Products Industry” was opened at Haliç Fair and Congress Center on 1 November 2014. The Project Market was organized by Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) with the approval of the Ministry of Economy. The support for the event came from İstanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (İKMİB), Akdeniz Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (AKMİB) partnership and TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).
242 project applications in the Plastic and Rubber Products, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Products, Paint and Dye products, Cosmetics, Soap and Cleaning Products, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Mineral Fuels and Mineral Oils, Manure Products, Adhesives and Glues industries were submitted and 150 projects were exhibited. The most successful project was awarded 15.000 TRY. The first runner-up and the second runner-up projects were awarded 10.000 TRY and 5.000 TRY respectively.
This year a new implementation was introduced to the R&D Project Market event which is organized to help increase the added value in chemicals industry exports and to present innovative ideas to the industrialists. The initial steps were taken to place the most successful projects in Incubation Centers with the help and support of cooperating Technoparks. The winning projects of the "4th R&D Project Market for Chemicals and Chemical Products Industry" were also given a chance to be exhibited during the Turkey Innovation Week event. The R&D Project Market event continues to serve as a functional setting for academicians, industrialists and entrepreneurs to develop joint projects.