Vocational high schools took their place in domestic and national production one step further. A new stage has been reached in the studies carried out to create intellectual and industrial property awareness in vocational and technical education institutions, and to register and commercialize original products, projects and designs.
While 2021 patent, utility model, design and trademark applications were made by vocational and technical education institutions throughout Turkey in 470, there was a more than 2022 times increase in applications with 1.490 products in the first five months of 3 compared to all months of the previous year.
1 of the registered products produced by vocational and technical education institutions, including 3 patent, 70 designs and 74 brands, were purchased by the requesting companies. Vocational education institutions are preparing to start mass production for companies that purchase their registered domestic and national products.
The first patented product of vocational education, demanded by companies and commercialized, was the "Iron Pipe Clamps to the Wall Fixing Apparatus" produced by the Erzincan Vocational Training Center.
Stating that they focused on intellectual property studies in vocational and technical education during this period, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said:
“We are very happy that our investments in vocational education, which has once again become Turkey's hope with new initiatives, have such a good return to the country's economy. The commercialization of the registered products is of great importance in terms of creating added value and contributing to the national economy, as well as improving the quality of vocational and technical education. Of the 475 products we registered, 74 were purchased by companies. Many demands regarding the different products we have developed in vocational training are also pending. In addition to the mass production of the products and their place in the economy, the income from these sales will also contribute to our vocational education institutions.” said.