The university carries out the procedures for the appointment of research staff within the framework of the Higher Education Law No. 2547. The competence of the research staff in the appointment and promotion process is determined according to the Directive on Promotion and Appointment to Faculty Membership, which came into force as of 01.01.2021, which has higher standards than the previous directive. With this new directive, it is aimed to increase the number of qualified publications in line with the R&D targets of the University, and the number of publications required for faculty members at all levels has been increased.
There are laboratories that enable the university’s academic staff and researchers who carry out R&D activities to improve their competence. Researchers are offered the opportunity to improve their competencies through the laboratories listed below. There is an automation system available at labsis.aku.edu.tr that allows the use and monitoring of the university’s laboratory infrastructure.
One of the most important processes for measuring the concrete outputs of R&D activities is patents. Working in accordance with the Intellectual Property Rights Board Directive, the board is the highest board responsible for coordination in protecting the rights of both the University and researchers within the scope of intellectual property rights. In line with this responsibility, the Board regulates the obligations of the researcher, TTO, BAPK Unit and the Board of Directors. In line with these regulations, the BAPK Unit has announced an intellectual and industrial property rights support project, the details of which are attached, in order to contribute to the financing of patent applications. Two new registration applications and three invention registrations were made in 2022.
Table 1. Invention Information for which Registration Application is Made
|Invention Title||Invention Type (Patent/Utility Model etc.)||Inventor/Owners||Rights Holders||Our University Entitlement Rate (%)||Application date|
|Internet of Things (IoT) Based Self-Sensing Smart Cementitious Composites Using Carbon-Based Hybrid Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Fiber as Sensor||Patent
|AKÜDO||Marka||Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Rektörlüğü||Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Rektörlüğü||100%||30.06.2022|
Table 2. Registered Invention Information
|Invention Title||Invention Type (Patent/Utility Model etc.)||Inventor/Owners||Rights Holders||Our University Entitlement Rate (%)||Registered Country||Application date|
|Increasing the Electrical Properties of High Iron Content Calcium Aluminate Cements Without Additives by Hydrating them under a Magnetic Field
|True Triaxial Compression and Hydraulic Fracturing Cell||Patent||Ekrem Feyzullah ÇONKAR
|Afyon Kocatepe University Revolving Fund Management Directorate
|Natural Stone Look Decorative Wall Covering Board||Utility Model||Tayfun UYGUNOĞLU||Afyon Kocatepe University Revolving Fund Management Directorate