Supporting entrepreneurs interested in technology, Red Bull Basement provides university students with the opportunity to develop projects that will change campus life.
Worldwide, representing Turkey in the training program held with 3865 participants selected from 38 applicants Plantric, to meet the global entrepreneurial ecosystem has developed ideas for ways to implement. Doğuş University students Aylin Yazıcı and Can Zenginel, who are the founders of the initiative, were among the 10 most successful projects in the final after three days of training.
Red Bull Basement, which supports entrepreneurs and innovation opinion leaders who use the power of technology to build a better tomorrow, provides an opportunity for young entrepreneur candidates to be discovered every year and develop their initiatives in the international arena. Among the 36 finalists selected among 3865 applications from 38 countries around the world, Turkish entrepreneurs achieved a significant success. Plantric selected from among applicants in Turkey, by the founding fathers 'self-sufficient system to a garden' is summed up in the words.
Plantric team, which passed the public vote and the evaluation of the local jury after the application process, came together with the global entrepreneurship ecosystem and received consultancy to develop their projects over the past five weeks. At the Global Workshop, which was held between 10-13 December after five weeks, the event, which included hands-on training sessions and speakers from international platforms, was held on an experience-filled weekend. In the online meeting, the final 10 finalists presented their projects in front of the jury. The world champion in Red Bull Basement 2020 was Lava Aqua X, an initiative from the UK. The team, which set out to prevent water waste, discovered that university students staying in the dormitories are very effective and invented a system that allows the water used in the shower to be reused in other areas to prevent this and raise awareness on the water problem. The needs of Lava Aqua X, the winner of 2020, to develop and turn their ideas into reality will be met, and the team will have the chance to work in one of the world's most successful innovation centers in Japan.
'Being able to take part in the last 10 has thrilled us for the future'
Turkey's Aylin finalists of the founders of the team Plantric Printer and Can Zenginel "Red Bull Basement Workshop 2020, which was won us a unique global online experience. We are happy to be among the 38 most successful initiatives among 10 projects, each more valuable than each other. We found the opportunity to develop Plantric on this road we set off with the motto of zero waste. From now on, we will work with all our strength to make the world a more livable place, ”he said.