TÜPRAŞ VENTURES, THE CORPORATE VENTURE ARM OF TURKEY'S LEADING INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE TÜPRAŞ , INVESTS IN AND BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS WITH INNOVATIVE STARTUPS. WE SUPPORT THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM TO ACCELERATE FUTURE ENERGY TRANSITION AND ENHANCE CURRENT OPERATIONS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES.

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About Us

Tüpraş is Turkey's largest industrial enterprise, Europe's seventh largest refinery, and the 30th largest globally. Tüpraş Ventures was established at the end of 2022 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tüpraş. Tüpraş Ventures invests in, partners with, and supports startups in the field of energy transition solutions and solutions that contribute to sustainable production. Our primary geographic focus areas are North America and Europe. Most direct investments are in companies at the early growth stage with products on the market or close to launch.



Tüpraş established an Innovation Department in early 2017 and has engaged with startups ever since.

We accelerate the startups' development through


Partnerships

Technical and sector expertise

International R&D Projects

Startup Programs

Focus Areas

ENERGY TRANSITION

  • Biofuels and Low Carbon Fuels
    • Special Emphasis on SAF, E-Fuels, and Synthetic Biofuels
    • Feedstocks for Biofuel and Low Carbon Fuel Production
  • Renewable Power
  • Energy Storage
  • Green and Low Carbon Hydrogen
  • Carbon Capture and Utilization

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Carbon Management
    • Carbon Offsetting
    • Carbon and Emissions Monitoring
  • Waste and Water Management
    • Reducing Operational Waste and Wastewater
    • Innovative and Efficient Treatment and Recycling of Waste and Water
    • Waste Heat Recovery

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Asset Management Optimization
  • Enabling Technologies for Operational Excellence
    • Robotic Solutions
    • Image Processing, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR)
    • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Refinery-Wide Optimization and Simulation

Our Team

Investment Committee

Responsible for signing off investment decisions

İBRAHİM YELMENOĞLU

CEO

Doğan KORKMAZ

CFO

Murat ŞİMŞEK

Assistant General Manager

Levent ZAĞRA

Assistant General Manager

MAHMUT ÖZDEMİR,PH.D.

Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center Director

FUNDA
ÇETİN

Head of Innovation
and Venture Capital

Startup Evaluation Committee

Responsible for confirming no-show-stopper objections and screening the startups regarding focus areas, strategic fit, and overall technical and commercial quality.

FUNDA ÇETİN

Head of Innovation
and Venture Capital

ÇAĞATAY ÖLKEN

Head of Strategy and Sustainability

ERSEN ERTAŞ

Head of R&D

Emre ÇELEBİ

Head of Operational Reliability

ÖZGÜR ÇETİN

Head of Technical Services

Haldun SELİK

Head of IT

Arda Yıldırım

İzmit Refinery Manager

Volkan DEMİRTAŞ

İzmir Refinery Manager

Tolga Temur

Kırıkkale Refinery Manager

Ahmet Cemil Karaoğuz

Batman Refinery Manager

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

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tuprasventures@tupras.com.tr