Green Transformation Call from BUTEXCOMP

5 Different Green Product Programmes will be Supported with BUTEXCOMP

The ‘Green Product Grant Programme Call for SMEs’ was initiated under “Composite Materials and Technical Textile Prototype Production and Application Centre (BUTEXCOMP)” conducted by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO). With this call 5 different green product programmes will be supported.

Within the scope of the European Green Deal and BUTEXCOMP, this call for application has purposed to support networking in the value chain of the technical textile and composite material sectors and to introduce new green products. On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, an information seminar was held with the participation of experts and academics within the scope of the ‘Green Product Grant Programme for SMEs’, which was available on BUTEXCOMP’s website

*Sector Representatives Informed*

With the project, it has purposed to realize green/environmental/environmentally sensitive/reducing environmental impacts of new product development projects of companies in the technical textile and composite sectors operating in Bursa. It is purposed that new green products will come out of the region with the projects to be implemented with the support of BUTEXCOMP’s expert staff and advanced infrastructure.

An information seminar on the project was held. BUTEKOM Academic Advisor and Bursa Uludağ University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karahan and BUTEXCOMP Innovation Specialist Mutlu Sezen introduced the Green Product Programme. In the said event; İrem Özgür Görgün, European Union Expert at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union Presidency, Green Reconciliation and EU Funds; Bursa Uludag University Environmental Engineering Department Lecturer Assoc. Dr. Efsun Dindar, Circular Economy and Recycling; TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center Environment and Cleaner Production Institute Specialist Researcher Dr. Recep Partal gave information on Support for SMEs to Develop Green Products and Resource Efficiency Practices.

*Expertising and Mentoring Support will be Provided*

Noting that green transformation has turned into an important parameter in all areas of life, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karahan said, “We want to create an important awareness in the green transformation process with BUTEXCOMP, which is run by Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We want companies to design processes and methods that will reduce carbon emissions on the 

basis of both product and production processes, pollute the environment less, use more natural resources, and save more in production, efficiency and labor. We will select 5 of these projects and ensure that they are supported. Supports in terms of both expertise and mentorship will be valid for the implementation of the method proposed by the company.” said.

*Deadline for Application is 30th December*

Until the call deadline, the application form at can be filled in online. The ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ document also provides guidance for the application process. Applications will continue to be received until 23:59 on Friday, December 30, 2022. After the evaluations to be made in the first month of 2023 by experts in the field, The projects eligible for support will be determined. The announcement of the projects that are entitled to support will be made in February and the grant contracts will be signed.