TECHXTILE ENTREPRENEURS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE FINAL IN THE START-UP MARATHON
In the TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, where Uludağ Textile Exporters’ Association (UTİB) aims to bring new entrepreneurs and useful projects to the textile and clothing sector; Another important step was taken for the final to be held on December 9th. The Evaluation Board, which includes the leading names of the sector and university faculty members, watched the project presentations of the entrepreneurs online and determined the candidates who made it to the finals.
Stating that they will continue to work on behalf of entrepreneurship in the textile vertical, UTİB Chairman of the Board Pınar Taşdelen Engin, in her speech at the opening of the meeting; said that the process is progressing successfully and that they have left another important step behind. Stating that all the project owners made a successful presentation with the contribution of the training they received from the beginning, Engin said, “All the entrepreneurs we evaluated here will have the chance to introduce their projects at the final. We have a jury of experts in the field, so we are very lucky. That’s why the work we do is very important in the first place. I am confident that all the members of the evaluation board will carry the right projects to the final, both voluntarily and by believing in these projects.”
Stating that they constantly think about what they can do for entrepreneurship and try to add innovations to the program every year, Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, which has turned into an entrepreneurship platform in cooperation with UTİB, UHKİB, BTSO, BEBKA, and BUTEKOM, continues to respond to an important need in the sector. It makes us happy that this program, which we started, has attracted interest from entrepreneurs across the country. “We will grow bigger every year,” She said.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLATFORM PROMISES CANDIDATES
At the meeting, moderated by Project Coordinator Ufuk Batum, the project presentations were made. While the candidates explained their projects within the specified time, they answered the questions of the members of the evaluation board about the projects. As a result of the evaluation made by the last jury members of the meeting, 16 projects reached the finals.
The final projects were as follows:
A YARN STORY – THE JOURNEY OF THE CORN
SES (SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SERVICES)
**Names Listed Alphabetically.
A DISPOSABLE WOMEN’S HYGIENE PRODUCT CONSISTING OF BIOPOLYMER-BASED HIGH ABSORBENT NANOFIBERS
MY MOST SPECIAL DAY EVERY DAY
AUTOMATIC FABRIC QUALITY CONTROL MACHINE
TEXTORY POINT CLOUD APP
AI-BASED PATTERN AND TEXTURE SOFTWARE
**Names Listed Alphabetically.
Techxtile Startup Challenge Evaluation Board Members are:
Istanbul Technical University Lecturer Assoc. Ali Kılıç, Bursa Technical University Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Ayşe Çelik Bedeloğlu, UKHİB Board Member Burak Anıl, UTİB Board Members Burak Ay, Cezmi Kırayoğlu and Osman Nuri Canik, UTİB Supervisory Board Member Aşkın Kandil, Uludağ University Textile Engineering Department Head Prof.Dr. Dilek Tut, Founding Partner of BIOLIVE Biological and Chemical Technologies Techxtile Start-up Challenge 2020 Winner Duygu Yılmaz, Head of Ege University Textile Engineering Department Prof.Dr. Perrin Akçakoca Kumbasar, BUSİAD Chairman of the Board Ergun Hadi Türkay, Bursa Uludağ TTO Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Coordinator Erkin Bilaloğlu, Bursa Technology Transfer Office Entrepreneurship Coordinator Fatma Erdönmez, Chamber of Textile Engineers Bursa Branch President Füsun Ekren, Uludag University Lecturer Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karahan, Bursa Uludağ TTO Deputy General Manager Nihal Sağlam, BOSİAD Chairman of the Board Rasim Çağan, BEBKA Specialist Serhat Karasungur.