Siemens – Bilkent Agreement

Siemens A. S. and Bilkent University have signed a collaborative research agreement in December 2008. According to the agreement, Siemens will provide the MRI software development tools and open up the hardware of the Siemens MAGNETOM Trio system for the UMRAM researchers in return of sharing the intellectual property developed in UMRAM. With this agreement, UMRAM researchers will have access to works in progress packages of the Siemens. In the picture, Dr. Reinhold E. Achatz (Head of Siemens AG Corporate Research and Technologies, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Technology) and Dr. Ergin Atalar (Director of UMRAM) are shown as they sign the agreement in the presence of Dr. Ufuk Eren (Director of Siemens A.S. Medical Solution Division).