ITU ARI Teknokent Entrepreneurs Attend Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week
Dec 08, 2017

To explain and promote the importance of innovation and innovative activities, The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) organized “Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week" starting December 6th at the Istanbul Congress Center.

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The event, sponsored by the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Economy, brought together industrialists both from Turkey and globally, academics, university students, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, angel investors, and non-governmental organizations, R&D centers, and science & technology centers.

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ITU Seed entrepreneurs were at the booths

At the Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week, innovative business ideas from entrepreneurial firms and projects were exhibited at the booth shared by our university, ITU ARI Teknokent, and ITUNOVA TTO. Present at the booth were Scoutium, and Nanomik, the companies who secured the most investment at the 2017 Big Bang Entrepreneurship Competition: also present were Borda Technology,, Porima, Quant Co, Sports & Merits, Enlil, Lumos, Respo Gadgets, Memsis, Artge, Maxwell, and IUGO.

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca visited our booths.

ITU ARI Teknokent's entrepreneurship center, which transforms bright and entrepreneurial ideas into reality, met with entrepreneurs from ITU Seed and ITUNOVA TTO sponsored projects at Innovation Week. Our Rector, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca also visited our booth and obtained detailed information from ITU entrepreneurs about their projects.

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Prof.Dr. Celal Şengör on One to One Innovation

On the first day of the event, our internationally renowned faculty, Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör and Habertürk Television producer of the “Teke Tek” (One to One) program, Fatih Altaylı, participated in the panel entitled "One to One Innovation." Celal Sengör and Fatih Altaylı spoke in sincere conversation about education, science and innovation. The conversation received big applause from the audience.

Our Facilis Team's Innovation Award

At the TIM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair, the world's most important student innovation competition, the Shell Eco Marathon Turkey Award, given to teams designing energy-efficient vehicles that run with the least amount of energy, was given to the team with the vehicle going the longest distance. The ITU Facilis Automobile Team won the Innovation Award of the Shell Eco-marathon Turkey Competition. Our team’s award was presented by TIM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi, TIM Deputy Chairman Tahsin Öztiryaki, TIM Board Member Ömer Burhanoğlu and Shell Turkey Country Chairman, Ahmet Erdem.

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For four days, various workshops, panels and interviews on processes ranging from creative ideas to investments, by speakers that will determine Turkey’s agenda will be open to visitors at Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week