Ankara Advanced Technologies Investment AS (d/b/a Ankara İleri Teknoloji Yatırımları AŞ ( "AITY") was founded in January 2008 and is based in Ankara, Turkey, with the aim to create a unique synergy by providing a bridge between university-based researchers and various industry partners. AITY is effectively a clearing house and allows for the timely and efficient transfer of funds and information, ensuring each party in the relationship is satisfied. AITY is very experienced not only in field trials tests on insects by using different crops, but also with animals for veterinary purposes.
Being located in Turkey, different companies addressed to agro applications can do trials on crops and insect infestations not present in West and East-Europe due to different climate conditions. As already mentioned for Dewar Crop Protection many of the pest trials involve insects that are resistant to one or more insecticide classes, including the peach potato aphid, M. persicae, and tobacco whitefly B. tabaci. The cooperation with foreign companies has allowed support for the presentation of trial data to Regulatory Authorities. However, the core business of AITY is to carry out tests in different times and conditions in respect to West and East-Europe and to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of the researchers towards new applications in the biology and entomology fields. Based on its contacts, AITY is able to disseminate the results both to the scientific community as well as the farmers associations and Regulatory Authorities.