Norm Cıvata took part in the IAOSB R & D and the Innovation competition organized by Izmir Ataturk Organised Industrial Zone, this year for the second time, with 4 project and won the 3rd prize with "Determining the Effects of Geometry and Manufacturing Factors on the Fasteners Fatigue Life and Design and Production of Increased Fatigue Life, Lightweight Fasteners", two honorable mentions with NOW (A Fastener Form and Fastener Tool Which Can Be Rotated Only in the Direction of Fastening and Enables Fastening with
High Torque Values) and Fasti Norm (Underhead Form Preventing Pullout and Rotation in Fasteners That Provide Weldless Combination). The first prize was won by Enko Electronics at the Competition with 23 participant companies a total of 32 projects, patents, utility models and industrial design registrations. The winners of the IAOSB R&D and Innovation Competition were selected by a huge jury of 20 people composed of the, University Rectors Vice Chancellors and Academicians of Izmir Universities, Provincial Director of Turkish Science, Industry and Technology, TUBITAK managers, Technology Development Zones managing company representatives, prominent figures of Izmir business world and representatives of Izmir press organisations. IAOSB Chairman Hilmi Ugurtas stated that they organised the R&D and innovation competition to increase awareness of innovation and drew attentions to the fact that Turkey is moving away one step further from the economic targets set for the year 2023.