Technology Development Zones (TDZs) are areas designed to support R&D activities and attract investments in high technology fields.
Advantages of TDZs:
Revenues derived from software development and R&D activities are exempt from income and corporate taxes until December 31, 2023.
Sales of application software produced exclusively in TDZs are exempt from VAT until December 31, 2023. Examples include software for systems management, data management, business applications, different business sectors, the Internet, mobile phones and military command control.
Salaries of R&D and support personnel employed in the zone are exempt from all taxes until December 31, 2023. The number of the support personnel covered by the exemption shall not exceed 10 percent of the number of the R&D personnel.
Enterprises may make the investment, required for the production of the technological product obtained as a result of the R&D projects conducted in the zone, in the TDZ, if deemed suitable by the operator company and allowed by the Ministry.
ULUTEK TECHOPARK (ULUTEK Technology Development Region)
ULUTEK Technology Development Region is established on a 471.230,62 m2 area within the Görükle campus of Uludağ University.
It was founded as 20th Technopark of Turkey in 2005 with the partnership of Uludağ University, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), Bursa Greater Municipality and Uludağ Union of Exporters.