Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) participated in TEKNOFEST 2021 with 235 projects, making it the university with the highest number of project applications among foundation universities. HKU made it to the finals in 6 different categories, including 'Technology for the Benefit of Humanity', in the competitions within the scope of the festival.
Turkey's largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST 2021, of which Hasan Kalyoncu University is among its academic stakeholders, was held at Atatürk Airport with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
HKU, which participated in TEKNOFEST 3, which was realized under the leadership of the T2021 Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, with 235 technological products developed by its students and academics, became the university that made the most project applications among foundation universities. HKU, which participated in the TEKNOFEST competitions held in Gaziantep last year with 43 projects, increased its performance with the teams it strengthened and managed to increase the number of applications by 5,5 times. HKU broke another record with more than 1400 applications made by its students to the TEKNOFEST Technology Competitions.
235 different final successes with 6 projects from unmanned aerial vehicles to underwater drone vehicles
Hasan Kalyoncu University achieved another success by reaching the finals in 2021 different categories in the competitions within the scope of TEKNOFEST 6. At the stands set up in the TEKNOFEST area, information was given about the finalist devices and applications of the university. In addition, training simulator, bridge crane simulator, virtual reality, augmented reality-based virtual therapy, thermal camera drone, virtual reality-based tourism project etc. developed by Hasan Kalyoncu University students and academicians. Other solutions and applications such as The 6 categories for which Hasan Kalyoncu University made it to the finals with their projects are as follows: Technologies for the Benefit of Humanity Competition, International Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition, Education Technologies Competition, Tourism Technologies Competition, International Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races, Unmanned Underwater Systems Competitions.
“We are proud to be a leader”
HKU Rector Prof. Dr. Türkay Dereli stated that they are proud to be the leader among foundation universities in 2021 and made the following assessments:
“Hasan Kalyoncu University became the foundation university that made the most applications to TEKNOFEST in 235 with 2021 projects. This made us proud. Turkey needs successful young people and successful people who design, produce, develop and achieve concrete results in order to reach their goals. We want our young people to embrace their education, work and future. As Hasan Kalyoncu University, we will continue to stand by our students with our strong infrastructure, with the opportunities we provide, with the support we provide to the Incubation Center, Technopolis, Technology Transfer Office and so on so that they can reveal their R&D capacities. I congratulate our young people who can work as a team and are equipped in every field in line with the education approach that prioritizes technology and innovation, for their success.”
Hasan Kalyoncu University also introduced its technological studies, events and products at TEKNOFEST 2021, where the important companies of Turkey took place with their stands. Defense industry solutions, simulators, medical products, virtual reality and augmented reality applications exhibited at the university's booth became the focus of attention of visitors of all ages throughout the festival.