ITU Social Innovation Research and Application Center aims to generate novel and effective solutions in addition to innovative ideas for social, economic and environmental issues by prioritizing social benefit. The Center targets on carrying out multidisciplinary research and development projects in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders in order to develop solutions based on social innovation.

The objective of ITU Social Innovation Research and Application Center is to further enhance the innovation capacity of ITU while generating solutions for public problems by the joint effort of university-industry-public stakeholders via the use of ITU's well-established education and eminent research capacity enriched with ITU's vision of being a leading, international university through its expertise and creativity in science, technology and art.

ITU Social Innovation Research and Application Center intends to enable the active participation of ITU students to the projects and training activities developed for generating sustainable and effective solutions to social problems focusing particularly on process improvement, product and service innovation, social support and public awareness issues.

ITU’s contributions to the nation’s socio-economic development will increasingly continue by cultivating its students -young engineers, researchers, architects, entrepreneurs, artists and managers- to be not only competent and creative in science, technology and arts but also sensitive towards the needs of the society from which they generate.