TÜSİAD has been holding the "Technology Awards" ever since 1998, in conjuction with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV). The purpose of the Awards is to promote Turkey's technology potential and encourage organizations that are developing innovative products and technology.
From the inaugural Technology Awards held on May 12th, 1998; a total of 482 applications have been submitted through today. As the application number of projects reached to 221 in 2010, it has been noted as a record since the establishment of Awards. Overall, 51 companies have been awarded by their projects so far. 10th Technology Awards will be presented in June 2012. In order to incite competitiveness at firm level, since 2010 the Congress selects the competitive firm of the year and presents "Competitiveness Awards".