The Gökmen Space and Aviation Training Center (GUHEM), which is one of the biggest and the world's leading centers in Europe, organized in cooperation with Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry and TÜBİTAK, was opened to visitors with a ceremony attended by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank.
The Gökmen Space and Aviation Training Center, built in an integrated structure with the Science and Technology Center brought to Bursa by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, and brought to the city in cooperation with the BTSO, Metropolitan Municipality and TÜBİTAK, opened its doors to space and aviation enthusiasts with a ceremony. The opening ceremony of GUHEM, which adds visual value to the city with its zeppelin-shaped architecture, was attended by Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş, Governor Yakup Canbolat, BTSO President İbrahim Burkay, Bursa Deputies, AK Party Provincial Chairman Ayhan Salman. .
Our future is in the hands of future generations
Speaking at guhem the opening ceremony of Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktas, especially in the last two hundred years the country has world domination, all that science gives importance to technological development, enabling countries, Turkey also science and that technology given the importance of that more than ever. Turkey's science and technology fields in question have to be a point in the day and night hours spent by the Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank thanking President Aktas, "Of course this work, the fruits of these efforts, we collect one today. Our companies and institutions that produce domestic and national technology products especially in the fields of defense industry, informatics and software are increasing day by day. Now, we can produce unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, local satellites and install local software on them. We are among the few countries in the world in these areas. In order to sustain this breakthrough, we must focus more on R&D studies and encourage companies. Trained human resources in these areas are also very important. Our future is in the hands of future generations. "We can produce our own human resources by directing our youth and children to these areas."
The science adventure started in 2012
Mayor Aktaş stated that the science adventure of Bursa started with the Science and Technology Center established by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality in 2012 and thanked Recep Altepe, the former Metropolitan Municipality Mayor for bringing this center to Bursa. Mayor Aktaş stated that Bursa Science and Technology Center, which was built with the facilities of the Metropolitan Municipality, was opened in 2 after the center, which brings students together with science in an area of approximately 500 square meters within the Atatürk Congress and Culture Center, said, “Of course, we only build a science center as Bursa. we did not stay. educate today the skilled workforce of the future, motivating, steer in the direction of talent in the right way, to them, "I can do" leading to instill a sense of the way we give today to our Science Expo is the country festival in Turkey's largest science. We also participate in Teknofest, one of the most exciting festivals of our country, which is followed with interest. Everything from the designs to the production of science and technology centers in our country was done with foreign support. In line with the domestic and national mobilization initiated by our President, we stopped foreign purchases and started work in this field within the body of Kültür AŞ. As of this year, the number of domestic products in Bursa Science and Technology Center has now reached 2014 percent. 40 percent of the experimental setup in the next 200 years as a domestic in Turkey, we hope we will have by Culture Inc. produce. Our aim is to sell the products we produce in 80 abroad and to become one of the top 2022 manufacturers in the world by 2023 ”.
We will train the future astronauts
Stating that GUHEM was built on the land of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Aktaş reminded that they contributed approximately 35 million TL for infrastructure and superstructure works and landscaping. President Aktas, "Today if their defense systems, UAVs and producing sihai if we are talking about Turkey, of course we will try to reflect this development process here. Protocols for the donation of an F-4 aircraft from the Ministry of Defense were signed in front of the building and work is underway. In addition, our meetings with institutions and organizations continue to exhibit our domestic and national aircraft. Our project design works continue to exhibit UAV, SİHA and various rockets. Our visitors will witness everything about space and aviation here. First I must say that we have not as a Fellowship project this project, we see Turkey as a project. I wish it would be beneficial for our Bursa and country ”.
First science center with space and aviation theme
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said that they started out by saying 'Bursa can make its next breakthrough in the fields of space and aviation and become the host of new clusters' and said that the idea of GUHEM was born from here. Stating that GUHEM will increase awareness in the fields of space and aviation in Bursa and will inspire studies in this field, Minister Varank said, “Of course, GUHEM has the feature of being a first for our country. Namely; this is also Turkey's first aerospace-themed science center. An investment of over 14 million lira has been made for this center, which has a closed area of 130 thousand square meters. We have shown a very outstanding example of cooperation here. Our Metropolitan Municipality gave the land and also undertook all the landscaping. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed this beautiful and original building you see. Our affiliate TÜBİTAK also; He determined the themes within the center, designed the exhibitions, supplied all the tools and materials needed in the center, including the training workshops, and carried out the installation. In other words, all parties have joined forces to make Bursa one of the most important science and technology centers of our country ”.
The GUHEM building, which attracts attention with its architecture, by the international jury board; Reminding that the best buildings of today and the future were selected in the category of "public buildings" at the 2019 European Property Awards, Minister Varank said, “In this center: There are structures such as interactive training devices, aviation training simulators, chemistry and biology laboratory, innovation training laboratory. A total of 2 exhibition units and 169 training areas were designed on 2 exhibition floors with the aviation and space theme, all of which were produced by local companies. So GUHEM; It offers workshops and laboratory environments to raise our youth and children that will make our country have a say in the world in space and aviation. It provides them with testing and training opportunities for different experiences. We want to get the future astronauts and pilots out of GUHEM. You know, realizing a dream we have established the Turkey of 20 years Space Agency. In the near future, we will announce the ambitious goals we set for ourselves to the public with the national space program. Here, GUHEM will be an important milestone for us in achieving our goals in space ”.
Competition moved into space
On the other hand, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry President İbrahim Burkay emphasized that we are going through a new era in which technology-based international competition is now being transferred from earth to space. Representing the Bursa business world at the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Burkay stated that since 2013, companies in sectors such as automotive and machinery aim to transform their production capabilities into areas that require advanced technology such as space, aviation, defense, nano technology, composite materials and mechatronics, said, “ and we implemented our GUHEM project, which we put forward in 2013, when we started the transformation, in line with this vision. As Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we have brought the GUHEM, which cost 70 million TL in total, with an investment of 60 million TL and TÜBİTAK's 130 million TL investment, as a symbolic work just like the Sydney opera house, with its modern architectural structure and aesthetics. . With the support of our ministry of industry and technology and the collaboration of our Metropolitan Municipality and TÜBİTAK, this center, which we have completed, will bring a new mission to our Bursa in the space and aviation journey in line with our President's determination to move our country to the space league. "The talent of our productive minds together with our centers that open the horizons of new generations like GUHEM and our transformation move in technology will raise our Bursa and our country to a much stronger position in the world showcase."
Bursa Governor James Jumblatt Bursa Deputies Ejkar Al and Hakan Cavusoglu, Turkey's aerospace winning the theme of the first science center in Bursa Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, thanked the BCCI and TUBITAK.
After the speeches, Governor Canbolat, Metropolitan Mayor Aktaş and BTSO President Burkay gave various gifts to commemorate the day. Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş also presented a painting to former Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe, who spent great effort in bringing both the Science and Technology Center and GUHEM to Bursa.
Ribbon cut Turkey's aerospace and aviation-themed first visit to the science center which opened Varank Ministers and members of the protocol, then toured guhem.