Waste4Warmth moves to theTekno Park

The Waste4Warmth R&D hub is moving to Gaziantep University’s Tekno Park. Waste4Warmth project partner Field Ready has moved to a new location in Gaziantep and are excited to be a part of Tekno Park.

Field Ready and Gaziantep Teknopark are working together to establish a research and development center for entrepreneurship and innovative programs.

Field Ready and Gaziantep Teknopark share the same vision:

  • To improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and help rebuild the local economy.

  • Establishing a makerspace in the facility provided by Teknopark can help:

  • Improve entrepreneurial capacity

  • Enhance social integration within the community between refugees and host community

  • Support participants to enter the business market

  • Help entrepreneurs integrate with and benefit from the Teknopark programs

Field Ready will:

  • Work with entrepreneurs during the program to train and encourage them

  • Coordinate with Syrian universities and Gaziantep University to help transfer knowledge and experience to students in Northern Syria

  • Help stimulate small-scale manufacturers’ adoption of Polyfloss technology and assist in building a market for Polyfloss machines and products

  • Assist entrepreneurs in Polyfloss product market development and design of manufacturing guidelines to maintain quality assurance and safety requirements

  • Partner with other NGOs to support entrepreneurs

  • Assist entrepreneurs focused on waste management to supply/source plastic pellets for Polyfloss production

  • Identify entrepreneurship opportunities for small manufacturers that provide components for Polyfloss products (for example, the tarpaulin providers for the ACTED project)