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Transforming Electric Motors

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Expected Impact

This IOA will contribute positively to energy efficiency in the manufacturing industry.

Indicative Return
10% – 15%

Investment Timeframe
Medium Term (5–10 years)

Market Size
Other

The production of local biotechnological medicine

Health Care
Health Care
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Expected Impact

Investments in biotechnology medicine production will increase the value added from medicine and make essential pharmaceuticals more readily accessible for Turkish patients.

Indicative Return

Investment Timeframe
Long Term (10+ years)

Market Size

The domestic production and technology transfer of subway and railway vehicles, escalators, signalization systems

Transportation
Transportation
Land Transportation
Land Transportation

Expected Impact

This IOA will optimize passenger and freight transportation across the country by promoting the domestic production of electric vehicles and signalization infrastructure.

Indicative Return

Investment Timeframe
Long Term (10+ years)

Market Size

Telehealth and remote diagnosis

Medical Technology

Expected Impact

Investments in telehealth models will improve access to healthcare services for the population as a whole and reduce the pressure on healthcare facilities, minimizing the risk of exposure for patients and healthcare workers during viral outbreaks.

Indicative Return
More than 25%

Investment Timeframe

Tech-Based Energy Efficiency Solutions

Technology

Expected Impact

Energy efficient infrastructure solutions will reduce energy consumption and decrease energy-related CO2 emissions in the country.

Indicative Return
More than 25% > More than 25%

Market Size

Sustainable, Sharing Economy and Micromobility Models for Transportation

Expected Impact

This IOA will increase the share of sustainable alternatives among urban transportation modes, thus reducing transportation-related CO2 emissions in the cities.

Indicative Return
10% – 15%

Investment Timeframe

Market Size

Sustainable e-commerce

Technology and Communications
Technology and Communications
Internet Media and Services

Expected Impact

This IOA will work towards building uninterrupted and digitalized supply chains for sustainable products and generate income for SMEs that are adversely affected by COVID-19.

Indicative Return
20% – 25%

Investment Timeframe
Short Term (0–5 years)

Sustainable dyeing and washing technologies

Consumer Goods
Apparel and Textiles

Expected Impact

This IOA will reduce water consumption and promote energy-efficiency in the textile industry.

Indicative Return
15% – 20% > 15% – 20%

Investment Timeframe

Solar Powered Irrigation Systems

Food and Agriculture
Food and Beverage

Expected Impact

This IOA will promote more efficient water consumption in agriculture and reduce agricultural production costs.

Indicative Return
5% – 10%

Investment Timeframe

Market Size

Rooftop solar panels

Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy

Expected Impact

This IOA will increase the share of renewable resources in the domestic energy portfolio and contribute to energy security while reducing energy-related CO2 emissions.

Indicative Return
15% – 20%

Investment Timeframe
Medium Term (5–10 years)

Market Size