Projects realized in SAM organization are generally seperated into 3 groupsMutual Projects and Innovative Projects:
Due to the technological requirements and demands of the sector, mutual projects are implemented with attendance of companies' R & D department responsibles. The results are shared with all collaborator companies. Innovative projects are carried out for supplying companies in the sector to compete in the world market by improving their raw materials, semi-products and products. Such projects can be sold to collaborator/non-collaborator companies and derives income to SAM Bu projelerde, ortak yarar projelerinde geçerli olan sistematik geçerlidir. The systematics valid in mutual projects are also valid in these projects.
Mutual projects are determined with concensus of Technical Board Members and approved by Executive Board. As the projects are determined, technological appliance potential is considered both in Technical and Executive Board. The member organizations' agents who would like to be assigned are defined in the Technical Board meetings if possible. The consultants help projects to obey project calender, supply the projects to be suitable for industrial applications and provide project results be applied by getting regular information from academical consultants about the project's condition. According to the requirements of the collaborator companies and decision of R & D Coordinator, the concern of the project, project calender, and staff who will be charged for the project are identified. As SAM personnel can be assigned for the projects, also university's academic staff can take charge in according to their area of expertise. For the projects which are accepted in Executive Board, academic consultants are determined by R&D Coordinator. Academic consultants prepare project proposal in a format determined in the project proposal form. After industrial consultants' suggestions are also considered, the proposal is presented to R & D Coordinator. The project gets started after the proposal is examined. The term of the mutual projects is determined according to their concern.
These projects can be requested by collaborator or non-collaborator companies. Since these projects are involved with a privacy agreement, the results are only shared with the concerned company.
In dual projects performed together with the companies, according to the company's expectations, the concern of the project is set in a meeting with the joining of authorized company agent, R & D Coordinator, Assistant R & D Coordinator, and project performers. SAM staff or university staff can be charged to direct and perform the project. A contract is made between SAM and company after the concern of the project, project costs, and project workers are assigned.
After an agreement is signed between SAM responsibles and company which includes project concern, project consultants, studies that will be performed within the implementation period, project start date and estimated deadline, the project gets started.