MIGHT-TÜBİTAK Grand Challenge 2.0

A co-funding programme by both Turkiye and Malaysia, to the amount of USD300,000 per project.


The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) and The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) has signed a Protocol on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the two countries in October 2020, to enhance the cooperative activities in the field of research and development.

Supported R&D Stages

The projects to be supported under this call includes all or the following R&D stages:

  • Producing a new product
  • Increasing the product quality or standards
  • Developing new techniques to reduce costs and increase standards
  • Developing new production technologies
  • The projects, focusing on research and experimental development, “technologically new or improved product”, “technological process innovation” are preferred. Basic research projects are not supported within the scope of this call.

Thematic Fields

Food Security

Food security occurs when all people are able to access enough safe and nutritious food to meet their requirements for a healthy life, in ways the planet can sustain into the future. However, food security faces a number of challenges across both production and consumption which research will be essential to solve. Countries that is highly reliant on food imports and has been experiencing a steady food price hike. Majority of food-based SME-s use low end technologies with limited R&D activities. Advanced science and technology need to be injected to ensure food security, consistent supply, quality, traceability for authentication across the value chain and compliance with global standards and export opportunities.

Healthcare Technology

Across the globe, people are living longer and requiring new solutions to address life as an aged citizen. Furthermore, many countries are expected to be an ageing nation in 2030, when more than 15 per cent of the population would be aged 60 and above. Disease prevalence rates and demand for healthcare, increase cost for healthcare for people aged 60 was estimated to cost two to three times more than that of a younger adult. Medical and Healthcare Sector to leverage the power of advanced technologies to be pre-emptive, agile and adaptive to health crises and overcome rising prevalence of non communicable diseases (NCDs).


Globally, governments and businesses are pursuing their own paths to achieve net-zero goals. Given that about 80% of total greenhouse emissions are contributed by the energy sector, there needs to be a strong commitment from stakeholders to reduced or near-zero carbon emissions. In order to address this challenge, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) has a target to enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology by 2030.

Digital Technology

Digital technology can help accelerate progress towards every single one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Transforming a country into a digitally-driven, high income nation and a regional leader in digital economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted connectivity, as more people have moved online to continue working, studying and to stay in touch with friends and family during lockdowns and confinement. Digitalization will likely have profound effects on societies and economies and is expected to be an essential precondition for six major transformations needed to reach the sustainable development goal targets by 2030: improved human capital; responsible consumption and production; a decarbonized energy system; healthy, affordable food and clean water; sustainable cities and communities; and a digital government.