Article 1- Name and Center of the Association:
- The name of the association is “Open Innovation Association”.
- Headquarters of the Association is in İzmir.
- The association can open branches and create representative offices. For this purpose, the relevant articles of the law numbered 5253 are applied.
- The association will announce its aims and activities at acikinovasyon.org and acikinovasyon.org.tr.
Article 2- The Purpose of the Association and the Working Subjects and Forms to be Continued to Realize This Purpose and Fields of Study:
The Association will enable individuals and institutions engaged in production, production, research and development in fields such as science, technology, industry, agriculture, energy, design, health and education in Turkey to share their innovative experiences and knowledge to contribute to social and economic development. was established to create a platform to improve cooperation.
While carrying out its activities, the association considers the following main objectives:
- To contribute to the dissemination of open access culture and open innovation philosophy in order to increase science and technology, R&D and innovation studies efficiently in the public, private sector and academia in our country,
- Gathering individuals, institutions and organizations related to technology, research and development, design, science and innovation, creating open innovation awareness,
- Developing ideas and methods on technology, R&D, science and innovation related standards, terminology, education, legal regulations, working conditions,
- To produce periodicals, books and digital materials to develop policies on open innovation and open access in the technology, R&D, science and innovation sector,
- To organize trainings, seminars, conferences, technology events and camps related to open innovation and open access in the fields of technology, R&D, science and innovation, with national and international participation for this purpose.
- Organizing the Open Innovation Camp and Conference every year,
- To organize training, seminars and camps in cooperation with institutions and organizations providing education at primary, high school and university level in order to spread the open innovation culture and approach,
- To develop interdisciplinary methods by prioritizing the public interest in technology, research and development, science and innovation,
- To carry out joint events and publications with institutions and organizations that carry out awareness studies on open source and free software philosophy, which feeds the concept of open innovation,
- To carry out awareness studies on the dissemination of free licenses such as MIT, Affero, Apache, GNU, GPL, Creative Commons, BSD, FDL, LGPL, Mozilla, and to carry out technical, scientific and legal research,
Developing open innovation and open access approach projects and workshops with the Ministries of the Republic of Turkey and the undersecretariats and working units affiliated to these ministries, directly or indirectly, on the subject of innovation and open innovation,
- To create platforms with the aim of providing open access to research and development outputs made with public funds, to work on strategies to increase the efficiency of these funds,
- To conduct market research on innovation and open innovation in Turkey, to publish them, to determine a sectoral index and to promote it,
- Developing platforms and processes that will facilitate the design of innovative products and services by entrepreneurs and SME-scale businesses,
- To be a member of institutions representing the European and World Technology and innovation fields established for similar purposes and to carry out international activities by working together with these organizations,
- To provide financial and moral support to students in need with the aim of supporting education, to raise successful individuals; Organizing campaigns to spread the importance of innovation and open innovation in education,
- Purchasing all kinds of movable-real estate and fixtures in order to realize the objectives of the association,
- Establishing and operating economic, commercial and industrial enterprises in order to provide the incomes needed for the realization of the objectives of the association,
- Establishing foundations if deemed necessary for the realization of the purpose, establishing facilities that associations can establish with permission, by obtaining the necessary permission,
- If deemed necessary for the realization of the purpose, without prejudice to the provisions of the Law No. 5072 on the Relationship of Associations and Foundations with Public Institutions and Organizations, to carry out joint projects with public institutions and organizations in their fields of duty,
- To open branches and representative offices where deemed necessary,
To come together with associations operating for the same purpose and unite under the roof of a federation or confederation,
- To create platforms to achieve a common goal with other associations or foundations, unions and similar non-governmental organizations in areas that are related to the purpose of the association and are not prohibited by law.
Article 3- Right of Membership and Membership Procedures:
Every natural and legal person who has the capacity to act, adopts the aims and principles of the association and accepts to work in this direction and meets the conditions stipulated by the legislation has the right to become a member of this association. However, foreign natural persons must also have the right to settle in Turkey in order to become a member. This condition does not apply to honorary membership.
The membership application to be made in writing to the chairmanship of the association is decided by the board of directors of the association in the form of acceptance or rejection of the request within maximum thirty days and the result is notified to the applicant in writing. The member whose application is accepted is recorded in the book to be kept for this purpose.
The original members of the association are the founders of the association and the persons accepted to membership by the board of directors upon their application.
Those who have provided significant financial and moral support to the association may be accepted as honorary members by the decision of the board of directors.
When the number of branches of the association is more than three, the membership records of those registered at the headquarters of the association are transferred to the branches. New membership applications are made to the branch. Acceptance to membership and removal from membership are made by the branch administrative boards and are notified to the Headquarters in a letter within thirty days at the most.
Article 4- Exiting Membership:
Each member has the right to leave the association, provided that he or she notifies him in writing.
As soon as the resignation letter of the member reaches the board of directors, the exit procedures are deemed to be completed. Resignation from membership does not end the accumulated debts of the member to the association.
Article 5- Removal from Membership:
Circumstances requiring removal from membership of the association.
- Acting in violation of the association's bylaws,
- Constantly avoiding assigned tasks,
- Failure to pay the membership fee within six months despite written warnings,
- Not complying with the decisions made by the bodies of the association.
- To lose the conditions of membership,
In case of detection of one of the above-mentioned situations, he can be removed from membership with the decision of the board of directors.
Those who leave or are removed from the association are deleted from the member registry and the association cannot claim rights on its assets.
Article 7- Establishment of the General Assembly of the Association, Meeting Time and Call and Meeting Procedure
The general assembly is the most authorized decision-making body of the association; consists of registered members of the association. In case of opening a branch of the association, the number of branches is up to three from the members registered in the head office and branches; In case the number of branches is more than three, registered members in the head office are transferred to the branches and consist of the delegates elected at the general assembly of the branches.
1- Ordinary at the time specified in this regulation,
2- An extraordinary meeting is called by the board of directors when deemed necessary by the board of directors or upon the written application of one-fifth of the members of the association. If the board of directors does not call the general assembly meeting; Upon the application of one of the members, the magistrate assigns three members to call the general assembly for a meeting.
Ordinary general assembly convenes every two (2) years, in May, on the day, place and time to be determined by the board of directors.
The board of directors arranges the list of members who have the right to attend the general assembly according to the association's bylaws. Members who have the right to attend the general assembly, at least fifteen (15) days in advance, the day, time, place and agenda of the meeting should be announced in at least one newspaper or on the website of the association, notified in writing, sent a message to the e-mail address or contact number notified by the member. It is called to the meeting by being sent or by using local broadcasting tools. In this call, if the meeting cannot be held due to the lack of quorum, the day, time and place of the second meeting is also specified. The period between the first meeting and the second meeting cannot be less than seven days and more than sixty days.
If the meeting is postponed for any reason other than the lack of quorum, this situation is announced to the members in accordance with the call procedure for the first meeting, including the reasons for the postponement. The second meeting must be held within six (6) months at the latest from the date of adjournment. Members are called back to the second meeting in accordance with the principles specified in the first paragraph.
The general assembly meeting cannot be postponed more than once.
The general assembly convenes with the participation of the absolute majority of the members who have the right to participate, and two-thirds of the members in case of a bylaw change and the dissolution of the association; In the event that the meeting is postponed due to lack of quorum, majority is not sought in the second meeting. However, the number of members attending this meeting cannot be less than twice the total number of members of the board of directors and supervisory board.
The list of members entitled to attend the general assembly is made available at the meeting place. The identity documents issued by the official authorities of the members who will enter the meeting place are checked by the members of the board of directors or the officials to be appointed by the board of directors. Members enter the meeting place by signing against their names on the list prepared by the board of directors.
If the meeting quorum is met, the situation is determined in a minute and the meeting is opened by the chairman of the board of directors or one of the board members to be appointed. If the meeting quorum is not met, a minute is drawn up by the board of directors.
After the opening, a chairman and a sufficient number of vice-chairmen and a secretary are elected to manage the meeting, and a council committee is formed.
In the voting to be held for the election of the organs of the association, it is obligatory for the voting members to show their identities to the council committee and sign opposite their names on the list of attendees.
The management and security of the meeting belongs to the chairman of the council.
In the general assembly, only the items on the agenda are discussed. However, it is obligatory to include on the agenda the issues that are requested to be discussed in writing by one-tenth of the members present at the meeting.
Each member has one vote at the general assembly; The member has to use the game personally. Honorary members may attend general meetings but can not vote. If the legal person is a member, the chairman of the board of directors or the person to be assigned to represent the legal person votes.
The topics discussed and the decisions taken at the meeting are recorded in a minute and signed by the chairman of the council and the clerks. At the end of the meeting, the minutes and other documents are delivered to the chairman of the board of directors. The chairman of the board of directors is responsible for preserving these documents and delivering them to the newly elected board of directors within seven days.
Article 10- Organization, Duties and Authorities of the Board of Directors
The board of directors is elected by the general assembly as five principal and five substitute members.
The board of directors determines the chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer and member by making a decision at the first meeting after the election.
If there is a vacancy in the original membership of the board of directors due to resignation or other reasons, it is obligatory to call the substitute members for duty in the order of the majority of the votes they received in the general assembly.
Duties and Authorities of the Board of Directors
The board of directors fulfills the following:
To represent the Association or to authorize one of its members or a third party in this regard,
To carry out transactions related to income and expense accounts and to prepare the budget for the next period and present it to the general assembly,
Preparing the regulations regarding the activities of the association and submitting them to the approval of the general assembly,
Purchasing immovable property, selling movable and immovable properties belonging to the association, having a building or facility constructed, making a lease agreement, establishing a pledge, mortgage or real rights in favor of the association, with the authorization given by the general assembly,
Ensuring the execution of the procedures related to opening a branch with the authorization given by the General Assembly,
To supervise the branches of the association,
Ensuring the opening of representative offices where deemed necessary,
To implement the decisions taken in the general assembly,
At the end of each activity year, to prepare the association's operating account statement or balance sheet and income statement and the report explaining the work of the board of directors, presenting it to the general assembly when convened,
Ensuring the implementation of the budget,
To decide on the admission or expulsion of members from the association,
To take and implement all kinds of decisions within the scope of its authority in order to realize the purpose of the association,
To perform other duties and to use the authorities given to him by the legislation,
Article 12- Revenues of the Association:
The revenues of the association are:
Member fees (The amount of admission and annual fees to be collected from members are determined by the General Assembly. The General Assembly is authorized to increase or decrease the membership fees.)
Şube ödentisi (Derneğin genel giderlerini karşılamak üzere şubeler tarafından tahsil edilen üye ödentilerinin %50’si altı ayda bir genel merkeze gönderilir.)
Donations and aids made by real and legal persons voluntarily to the association,
Income from the movable or immovable property of the association,
Income from publications, training, seminars, conferences, scientific and innovation camps, dinner meetings and similar events,
Aid and donations to be collected in accordance with the provisions of the aid collection legislation,
Earnings from commercial activities undertaken by the Association to provide the income it needs to achieve its purpose.
Article 15- Establishment of the Branches of the Association
The association may open branches in places deemed necessary by the decision of the general assembly. For this purpose, the founders' board of at least three persons authorized by the board of directors of the association submits the branch establishment notification and necessary documents specified in the Associations Regulation to the highest civilian authority of the place where the branch will be opened.
Article 16- Duties and Authorities of the Branches
Branches are the internal organization of the association, which is not a legal entity, has the duty and authority to carry out autonomous activities in line with the purpose and service subjects of the association, and is responsible for all its receivables and debts arising from its transactions.
Article 17- Organs of the Branches and Provisions to be Applied to the Branches
The organs of the branch are the general assembly, the board of directors and the supervisory board.
The General Assembly is composed of branches of registered members. The board of directors is elected by the branch general assembly as five principal and five substitute members, and the supervisory board as three principal and three substitute members.
Duties and authorities of these bodies and other provisions regarding the association in this charter are also applied in the branch within the framework stipulated by the legislation.
Article 18- Meeting Time of the General Assemblies of the Branches and How to Represent them in the General Assembly of the Headquarters
Branches are obliged to finish the ordinary general assembly meetings at least two months before the general assembly meeting of the head office.
The ordinary general assembly of the branches convenes every 2 years, in February, on the day, place and time to be determined by the branch board of directors.
Branches are obliged to notify a copy of the general assembly result notification to the local authority and the headquarters of the association within thirty (30) days following the date of the meeting.
Branches, up to three branches, with the direct participation of all members in the general assembly of the headquarters; If the number of branches is more than three, one (1) for every twenty (20) members registered in the branch, and one among these members if the remaining number of members is more than 10, through the delegates to be elected at the branch general assembly, are entitled to participate in the general assembly of the headquarters. has.
Delegates elected at the last branch general assembly attend the headquarters general assembly. Members of the headquarters' administrative and supervisory board participate in the general meeting of the headquarters, but they cannot vote unless they are elected as a delegate on behalf of the branch.
Those who are in charge of the management or supervisory board of the branches leave their duties in the branch when they are elected to the headquarters management or supervisory board.
For questions about membership, you can fill out the pre-application form.