TEKNOFEST, organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, hosts various activities, including technology competitions, air shows, concerts, interviews and events.
The festival, which hosted its fans in Istanbul on April 27-May 1 this year and in Ankara on the 100th anniversary of the Republic, will now meet technology enthusiasts in Izmir on September 27-October 1.
In the event to be held at Çiğli Airport with the theme “You are the Future”, various activities will be held, from technology and entrepreneurship competitions to air shows, from science shows to discovery games, from simulation experience areas to educational workshops, from exhibitions to stage shows and concerts.
2 new competitions will be held
Experimental Idea Marathon and Deneyap Makeathon Competition will be held for the first time at TEKNOFEST Izmir.
Within the scope of the festival, 913 teams and 2 thousand 592 students at secondary school and high school/above level from 132 different Deneyap Technology Workshops in 81 provinces applied to the Deneyap Idea Marathon, while 1055 students in a total of 327 teams were entitled to move on to the intermediate round in the competition, where the students were supported by their advisors. Among 327 teams and 1055 students who made their presentations in the intermediate round, 28 teams and 94 students won the right to become finalists.
Deneyap Makeathon Competition will be held in 2 categories: middle school and high school. Students will create a solution to the issue given during the competition with the team they form and turn this solution into a prototype. In the competition, which is organized in 3 stages, a theme will be given to the finalist teams, and the teams will work on the determined theme and produce prototypes suitable for the problem. While 2 thousand 979 students in 1005 teams made preliminary applications for the competition, 1301 students in 408 teams were entitled to proceed to the intermediate round. Among the 408 teams and 1031 students whose video presentations were made in the intermediate round, 32 teams and 102 students won the right to become finalists.
In the TEKNOFEST Entrepreneurship Competition held in Ankara for the first time this year, 34 startups won 3 million 750 thousand lira awards, while the entrepreneurs won the Izmir stage in Tourism Technologies and Gaming Environment, Energy and Climate Technologies, Barrier-Free Life Technologies, Health and Wellness Technologies. will compete in their themes.
Take Off Entrepreneurship Summit Pre-Events will continue to contribute to the National Technology Move in Izmir.
“The Stage is Yours” at TEKNOFEST Izmir
Within the scope of the event in question, anyone who is confident in their talent can sing their songs and play their instruments on the TEKNOFEST stage as a group or individually.
Music lovers will have the opportunity to show their talents while providing enjoyable moments to participants and visitors with the “The Stage is Yours” event, which will be held twice every day, in the morning and in the afternoon, on the TEKNOFEST Izmir stage during the event.
Visitors who want to share in the excitement of the festival can register via the TEKNOFEST website and mobile application.
TEKNOFEST from yesterday to today
4 thousand 333 teams and 20 thousand young people applied to the technology competitions in 14 categories at TEKNOFEST, the first of which was held at Istanbul Airport in 2018. 550 thousand visitors took part in this festival. More than 2 million liras in prizes and more than 2 million liras in financial support were given in the competitions.
After this date, TEKNOFEST’s address in Istanbul became Atatürk Airport, and the number of visitors attending the festival in 2019 increased more than 3 times compared to the first one, reaching 1 million 720 thousand. 17 thousand 373 teams and more than 50 thousand competitors from 122 countries as well as Turkey applied to the competitions held in 19 categories in total. More than 2 million lira of awards and more than 4 million lira of financial support were provided in the competitions.
The prize amount exceeded 30 million lira
The festival, which continued within the precautions in the year when the Covid-19 epidemic was effective in the world, was hosted by Gaziantep Middle East Fair Center in 2020. Despite the epidemic, 20 thousand 197 teams and 100 thousand young people from 84 countries applied to the competitions held in 21 categories here. Within the scope of epidemic measures, no visitors were accepted to the festival. A total of more than 7 million lira was awarded here.
TEKNOFEST opened its doors to its visitors in Istanbul again in 2021. Here, the number of competition categories reached 35 and the total amount of awards given reached 12 million lira. More than 200 thousand competitors with 44 thousand 912 teams from 111 countries applied to the competitions. 1 million visitors attended the festival.
Last year, 1 million 250 thousand visitors attended the festival held in the Black Sea Region, centered at Samsun Çarşamba Airport. While 40 technology competitions were organized on the focus areas of the future within the scope of “TEKNOFEST Black Sea”, more than 154 thousand teams and more than 600 thousand competitors from 107 countries applied to the competitions. The amount of awards given approached 30 million lira.
In 2022, the festival crossed the country’s border for the first time and was held in Baku Crystal Hall, Azerbaijan. The event hosted more than 300 thousand visitors. 1010 teams and 5 thousand 636 competitors applied to the festival, where 10 different technology competitions were held.
He was in the capital for the first time on the 100th anniversary of the Republic
The first address of TEKNOFEST 2023 was Istanbul again between 27 April and 1 May. The festival went down in history as the “world’s largest organization” with more than 2.5 million visitors.
The event, which was held for the first time at Ankara Etimesgut Airport in the capital city on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, was visited by 943 thousand people.