BilimKoop Scientific Research and Development Cooperative

BilimKoop is a labor and nature-centric value production network, based on scientific processes and the benefits of a culture of solidarity and open innovation.

BilimKoop is a social cooperative. It does not pay salaries and compensations to the members of the board of directors. It does not distribute dividends to its partners. It is an egalitarian organization where partners share the values they produce in proportion to their contributions.

Science, and cooperation for a better future!

We, scientific researchers, engineers, designers, academics and non-academic scientists from all disciplines, technology developers, R&D professionals, project managers, white-collar professionals, we came together as women, men and young people of all ages to create a new value network system and a new “cooperative model” to do our job better, and to build a new culture of work and solidarity.

Our cooperative is striving to be an innovative social organism, nourished by the culture of openness, that adapts to the rapid changes in the new and developing world at the same speed, shares knowledge and experience, develops very fast solutions to every problem with people from different disciplines, transforms the solutions of problems into products and new services by developing collective intelligence.
For us, science is a guide for tools, objectives and methods.

As a cooperative, we adopt as shered principles the cultural notions that science has developed over hundreds of years, such as a culture of cooperation, ways of doing business, curiosity, solidarity, morality, patience, courage, criticality, continuity, merit and working for humanity.
Science, and cooperation for a better future.

Our Goals and Principles

We embrace and advocate a solidarity economy and a value-based economic model.
We Believe in Collective Intelligence and Collaboration

Allowing and encouraging participation and implementing collaboration methods that maximize both the exchange of ideas and the selection of good ideas.

We are a Learning Organism

Improving our members, collective talents, work quality and human communication with the continuous mentoring model we apply.

We Adopt Shared Values and Principles

Applying the universal cooperative principles, all regulatory, national and international ethical rules at the highest level

We Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals

Protecting the environment and biological diversity, not disturbing the balance of the ecosystem, repairing and developing it.

We Adopt Universal Cooperative Principles

The principles of cooperatives, which were reviewed and accepted at the general assembly meeting (1995) held in Manchester on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the International Cooperative Association (ICA), are as follows:

1. Voluntary and Open Membership:

Cooperatives are voluntary organisations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

2. Democratic Member Control:

Cooperatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are also organised in a democratic manner.

3. Member Economic Participation:

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative.

Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

4. Autonomy and Independence:

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organisations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.

5. Education, Training, and Information:

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public - particularly young people and opinion leaders - about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

6. Cooperation among Cooperatives:

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

7. Concern for Community:

Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to eradicate poverty, protect our planet, and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity. As BilimKoop, we defend the Sustainable Development Goals.