INNOVATION CULTURE  HAS MOVED WITH UTIB’S TRAINING

The 8-week R&D Centers Capacity Building Support training organized by UTİB for the finalist companies within the scope of TechXtile Innovation League 2021 has been completed.

The 8-week training program organized by Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) for the TechXtile Innovation League 2021 finalist companies has ended. Regarding the training program carried out under the title of R&D Centers Capacity Building Support (mini-MBA Program), Pınar Taşdelen Engin, Chairman of the Board of UTİB, stated that they aim to raise innovative awareness in individuals and institutions and said, “Our education adventure has added a significant mobility to the innovation culture.”

 

TARGET IS EXPORT BASED ON INNOVATION

 

TechXtile Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum, who stated that the aim of the training, in which the presentations were evaluated, was to increase exports based on innovation, said, “We exchanged ideas to increase initiatives from Turkey in our training, where we repeatedly emphasized that the cooperation of R&D centers with Start-Ups is of great importance. The information we learned from cross-domains and different sectors during our education drew a roadmap for us. Every company has a business model, culture and character. In the training, where these differences came together, our knowledge came out effectively. In the last training, we easily observed that our meetings, where our savings were affected by collision, made interactive progress.”

 

‘EXPERIENCED PARTICIPANTS MANUFACTURED AND DEVELOPED’

 

Batum, who also stated that the experienced participants who received training in the Mini-MBA Program developed by producing, said, “Managing, understanding and applying rapidly developing and changing technologies in all areas forms the basis of innovative business ideas. Entrepreneurs need to be activated and supported in order to develop innovation-based exports in our country. Our 8-week training gave our participants a culture of entrepreneurship and development in line with this purpose. I would like to thank the UTİB family for giving us the opportunity to come together in this organization, and I wish that similar practices will be implemented in our country.”

 

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R&D CENTERS CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT TRAINING MARATHON CONTINUES AT UTİB

Reyhan Miray Reyhan, the winner of TechXtile Start-Up Challenge’s Scale-Up category, was the guest of UTİB’s R&D Centers Capacity Building Support training. In the training given by Ufuk Batum to the Innovation League 2021 finalists, the participants exchanged ideas about entrepreneurship with Reyhan and Batum.

UTİB held the third training for finalist companies within the scope of TechXtile Innovation League 2021. TechXtile Start-Up Challenge Scale-Up winner Reyhan Miray Reyhan participated in the R&D Centers Capacity Building Support (mini-MBA program) training marathon, which continues without slowing down. TechXtile Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum said, “We always emphasize the importance of R&D centers working together with Start-Ups. I believe that the mutual exchange of ideas with Reyhan Miray Reyhan, one of the newest and most successful examples of the rapidly developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey, will be very beneficial.”

 

“SOCIETY NEEDS TO CATCH INNOVATION”

 

Ufuk Batum also noted that creating and implementing a business model offers a great advantage to the development of companies and drew attention to the critical importance of innovation. Batum also advises  Start-Ups: “Creating a business model is an important tool for the success of the business. We should determine our customer relations according to the segments in our business model. While it is of great importance to position the product well in the market, if there is no continuous financing opportunity, the product may be deleted from the market. With the pandemic, the volume of e-commerce has increased considerably. Among the channels of reaching customers, digital ones have gained great momentum. Society as well as companies need to catch up with innovation. There is an important piece of advice I would like to give to Start-Ups. While buyers are just getting used to alternative products, brands warn the market about unconventional products with a big budget, which can be advantageous for new product developers. The entry of large firms into the market should not frighten small firms. You should see yourself in competition, not in struggling with them. Once the market share is established, there are enough buyers for everyone. The important thing is to understand the shortcomings of the products in the market and to shape the product accordingly”.

 

“I DESIGNED PRODUCT FOR WOMEN TO FEEL FREE”

 

Reyhan Miray Reyhan, who introduced the special menstrual underwear she developed and explained how she came from the emergence of the ‘PEDDON’ brand, said that she gained many achievements during the TechXtile Start-up Challenge process and thanked Ufuk Batum for her support as a mentor in the process. Reyhan, with my project named “My Most Special Day is My Every Day”, I became the winner of the Service-Developed Entrepreneur Category (Scale-Up), in which entrepreneurs whose ventures have passed the idea stage and have developed products or services with commercialization and scaling potential compete. There is a story behind the emergence of my product. That’s why I think users are interested. We designed a product so that women can be free at a time when they feel uncomfortable. Since we are designing a product that women will feel free from, we draw our brand strategy accordingly.

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TEXTILE’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLATFORM IS WAITING FOR APPLICATIONS

ENTREPRENEUR FACTORY OF TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY TECHXTILE START-UP CHALLENGE STARTS

 

The entrepreneurship platform of the textile and apparel industry, “TechXtile Start-Up Challenge” is starting for the third time this year with innovations. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneur candidates will be able to apply with their projects as of September 13, 2021, within the scope of the project initiated by Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) to create a culture of innovation in the sector and to bring new initiatives to the sector. The application deadline for entrepreneurs is set as October 24.

 

Stating that they believe that our country has many talents and minds that can be considered treasures, UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “We aim is to support ideas that can create added value in the field of textiles and clothing. To pave the way for startups to reach potential customers. Engin said that they made it possible for anyone over the age of 18 to apply to the TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, by including technology and methods in production, designing innovative products, strengthening university-industry cooperation, and increasing the added value in exports in the field of textiles. “We are waiting for all our entrepreneurs who want to improve themselves with the training we will provide, who aim to bring their projects together with angel investors and Start-Up developers, and who aim to plan their future,” she said.

 

R&D PROJECT MARKET TURNED INTO AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLATFORM

 

The R&D Project Market, which was started by UTİB in 2009 in the textile industry and led to the transformation of 251 projects into cooperation for 10 years, was named TechXtile Start-Up Challenge in 2019. Explaining this process, “We aimed to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the textile and clothing industry in Bursa,” UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “Our program, which we continued in 2019 and 2020 under the name TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, is the most important entrepreneurship competition focused on the textile industry in Turkey. it happened. Despite the pandemic, our program, in which 174 projects competed last year with a record increase, drew attention with the intense participation of our women entrepreneurs.

This year, we took another big step to make our program, which has become a living entrepreneurship platform, more effective. As a result of the workshop we held in March; Of 2021, we transformed into an entrepreneurship platform that gathers all activities related to entrepreneurship under one roof. Our stakeholders are The Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), Uludağ Clothing and Apparel Exporters  Association (UHKİB), Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency (BEBKA), and Bursa Technology Coordination and R&D Center(BUTEKOM), we aim to highlight the entrepreneurial aspects of both individual entrepreneurs and companies with the ‘TechXtile Platform’, which will continue throughout the year and will host more than one event. In addition to the ‘Start-Up Challenge’, where the projects of entrepreneur candidates compete, the ‘Innovation League’, where companies will exhibit and compete with other stakeholders, ‘Mind-Idea Meetings’ that develop and inspire the ecosystem, and the ‘Academy’, which includes valuable training. With the ‘Members Club’, which is constantly supported by its membership, we have made it an entrepreneurship platform that lives uninterruptedly and is constantly specialized at the textile level”.

 

INVESTMENT IN R&D INCREASED THE PRICE OF THE EXPORT UNIT PRICE TO 8 DOLLARS

 

Stating that R&D and Innovation bring high added value, UTİB Chairman of the Board Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “Our industry, which directly and indirectly employs more than 2 million people, is the world’s fourth largest exporter in home textiles and the third largest exporter in textiles in Europe. We are also the European leader in production. We are one of the leading and exemplary sectors, with a foreign trade surplus of over 15 million every year. When we look at the export unit price per kilogram, the average of Turkey is 1.12 dollars, the textile industry in general 3, Start-Up Challenge 2021 awards; The Idea Stage Entrepreneur Category (Level Up), in which projects whose initiatives are still at the idea stage, will compete, have passed the idea stage, Entrepreneurs who have developed a product or service with commercialization and scaling potential will compete in three categories, namely the Service Developed Entrepreneur Category (Scale Up) and the Women Entrepreneur Special Award. In the program, where all entrepreneurs who make it to the final can benefit from the professional mentoring support of Ventures & Mentors League CEO Ufuk Batum for 1 year, the other awards are listed as follows:

 

Level-Up  Awards:

 

To the Top 3 Entrepreneurs;

 

-Bursa Technical University Technology Transfer Office Online Education and Mentoring Support

-Patent Application Support from Orbis Vista

– Networking with investment networks and pitching opportunities for investors

-Providing 1-year accounting support and meeting one-year office rent expense of the newly established company with the new company establishment award*

*The maximum limit of office rent support is the net minimum wage. In case the company uses a home office, 1/3 of this amount will be paid.

– The opportunity to participate in the BIGG ULUKOZA acceleration program, the training and mentoring service of Bursa Uludağ University Technology Transfer Office, for 3 participants to be selected for the entrepreneurial teams to receive grant support within the TÜBİTAK 1512 Individual Young Entrepreneurship Program*

*These awards will be given on the condition that the conditions of the entrepreneur, academician, or team are suitable and sufficient.

-PEN Software Awards:

-The Opportunity to Present Projects to the Finalists and Textile Industrialists and Investors

 

Scale-Up Awards:

 

Category Winner Special Award: A media communication package that will provide the first-placed project owner with visibility in national channels followed by the business world and potential investors.

To the Top 3 Entrepreneurs;

-Bursa Technical University Technology Transfer Office Online Education and Mentoring Support

-Patent Application Support from Orbis Vista

– Networking with investment networks and pitching opportunities for investors

-The Opportunity to Present Projects to Bursa Textile Industrialists and Investors for Entrepreneurs

-Providing the Company’s 1-Year Accounting Support and meeting the one-year office rent expense

– The opportunity to participate in the BIGG ULUKOZA acceleration program, the training and mentoring service of Bursa Uludağ University Technology Transfer Office, for 3 participants to be selected for the entrepreneurial teams to receive grant support within the TÜBİTAK 1512 Individual Young Entrepreneurship Program*

*These awards will be given on the condition that the conditions of the entrepreneur, academician, or team are suitable and sufficient.

-PEN Software Cloud Awards

-The Opportunity to Present Projects to the Finalists and Textile Industrialists and Investors

 

Woman Entrepreneur Special Awards:

 

-Providing 1-year accounting support of the company with the new company establishment award and meeting the one-year office rent expense

– 1 Year Membership to ARYA Women Entrepreneurs Platform

-Priority Invitation to Business Workshops

-Invitation to Arya Shopping Fest, Held Once a Year

– Opportunity to Participate in the Mentor Check-Up Program

-Shopping Fest Priority & Free Booth Opening

-The Opportunity to Participate in the Conversation Series on Women with a Word

– Discounted Participation Opportunity to the Transforming Women Award Night

-Entrepreneur Development Training

 

Program Schedule:

 

13 September 2021: Applications Start

24 October 2021: Project Deadline

27-28 October 2021: General Entrepreneurship Training for All Participants

30-31 October 2021: General Entrepreneurship Training for All Participants

25 November 2021: Announcement on the Website of the Projects Passing the Pre-selection

11 November 2021: Pitching Training for Eligible Entrepreneurs

20 November 2021: Determination of Semi-Final Projects by the Evaluation Board

21 November 2021: Ongoing Mentoring Process for Finalist Projects

3 December  2021: Pre-Advanced Pitching Presentation Development Training

8-9 December 2021: Advanced Pitching and Award Ceremony Week

 

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INNOVATION WIND BLOW IN BURSA, THE CENTER OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

LEADERS OF TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MET AT THE TECHXTILE AWARD CEREMONY

ENTREPRENEUR’S FACTORY: WINNERS OF TECHXTILE START-UP CHALLENGE 2021 RECEIVE AWARDS

 LEADERS OF TEXTILE AND APPAREL MEET AT TECHXTILE

 

TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, which was held for the third time this year, brought young entrepreneurs to the sector, and brought together the sector stakeholders and exporter union presidents across Turkey, enabling the sector to create a “power alliance”.

Stating that they have been supporting young entrepreneurs to shape their careers for twelve years, UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “The Techxtile Start-Up Challenge is a platform where we plant the seeds for the good days to come. There is no doubt about the fertility of the soil. I sincerely believe that if the weather conditions are suitable and if we do water well, these seeds will bloom.”

Techxtile Start-Up Challenge, the third entrepreneurship program of Uludağ Textile Exporters’ Association and Uludağ Clothing and Apparel Exporters’ Association, has turned into a summit that brings together the textile and clothing industry. Hosted by UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin and UHKİB President Nüvit Gündemir; In the night where TİM President İsmail Gülle and BTSO President İbrahim Burkay as well as the presidents of Textile and Clothing Exporters Associations across Turkey. Took part, and the winners received their awards.

 

Sun Tekstil became the Champion of The Innovation League.

 

At the first award ceremony of the night; Winners of the Innovation League, where companies have participated and exhibited their innovative works for 8 years, received their awards. At the award ceremony, where the TR Deputy Minister of Trade Rıza Tuna Turagay wished success to the entrepreneurs by connecting via video conference, the awards of the winning companies were presented together with UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin, TİM President İsmail Gülle, BTSO President İbrahim Burkay, UHKİB President Nüvit Gündemir, and İHKİB President Mustafa Gültepe. Attending the night, GAİB President Ahmet Fikret Kileci, İTHİB President Ahmet Öksüz, ATHİB President Fatih Doğan, AHKİB President Gürkan Tekin, DENİB President Hüseyin Memişoğlu, EİB Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi, EHKİB President Recep Burak Sertbaş and BEBKA General Secretary M. Zeki Durak, Innovation League They took part in the family photo with the winners.

Among the companies participating in the Innovation League, Almaxtex Yeşim Tekstil, Berteks Tekstil, Bossa, Elyaf Tekstil, FG Tekstil Apparel, Kipaş Mensucat, Polyteks Tekstil, Sun Tekstil, Tepar Tekstil and Yünsa Yünlü Sanayi ranked first due to their investments in R&D and Innovation and their contributions to the sector. While sharing the companies, FG Tekstil won the Most Sustainable Project Award, and Sun Tekstil won the championship of the night with the Most Innovative Project. Akbaşlar Tekstil, Bursalı Tekstil, Ebruzen Tekstil, Gamateks Tekstil, Işıksoy Tekstil, İskur Tekstil, Maritaş Denim and Ozanteks companies received honorable mention at the night.

Stating that they have been supporting young entrepreneurs to shape their careers for twelve years, UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “The Techxtile Start-Up Challenge is a platform where we plant the seeds for the good days to come. There is no doubt about the fertility of the soil. I sincerely believe that if the weather conditions are suitable and if we do water well, these seeds will bloom.”

Speaking at the ceremony, BTSO President İbrahim Burkay announced that they would support entrepreneurs with the fund to be created within BEBKA, while TİM President İsmail Gülle emphasized that they would support entrepreneurs in bringing their projects together with industrialists and finding partners.

 

Special award on behalf of Bahar Korçan

 

Emrah Özbakır won the “Special Sustainability Award” given in the name of Fashion Designer Bahar Korçan, who passed away recently, with her GreenSus Project. Vice Presidents, Adalet İnanç, Jale Tunçel, Nilgün Özdemir, Sultan Tepe and TOBB Women Entrepreneurs Board Bursa Branch President Sevgi Saygın delivered together.

 

Level-Up winner Bora Mert Tığlı and his team

 

In the final, where a total of 16 projects competed in two categories, Bora Mert Tığlı and his team won first place in the Idea Stage Entrepreneur Category (Level-Up), where projects whose initiatives are still at the idea stage, with their project called On Of Out. In this category, Göksel Güler and his team won second place with the project named SES (Sustainable Energy Services), while Mahmure Nur Bayram and his team shared third place with the Robocam Techxtile project with Doğa Nalcı with their project Yama.

 

Scale-Up Winner Reyhan Miray Reyhan received two awards

 

Reyhan Miray Reyhan was the winner of the Service Developed Entrepreneur Category (Scale-Up), in which entrepreneurs whose ventures have passed the idea stage and who have developed products or services with commercialization and scaling potential compete. As a result of the evaluation of the jury consisting of important names from the business and academia world, Özgecan Üstüngül took second place with the project named Artificial Intelligence Based Pattern and Texture Software Technology, while Melih Ünsal and Nazife Nur Köksal won the third prize with their project called Virtual Try.

 

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16 ENTREPRENEURS RISE TO THE FINALS AT TECHXTILE START-UP CHALLANGE

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:

 

LEVEL-UP CATEGORY

 

BAGEES

BAGGY

A YARN STORY – THE JOURNEY OF THE CORN

ONOFFOUT

ROBOCAM TECHXTILE

RWT

SES (SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SERVICES)

YAMA

**Names Listed Alphabetically.

 

 

SCALE-UP CATEGORY

 

A DISPOSABLE WOMEN’S HYGIENE PRODUCT CONSISTING OF BIOPOLYMER-BASED HIGH ABSORBENT NANOFIBERS

ECOLOGICAL LEATHER

MY MOST SPECIAL DAY EVERY DAY

GREENSUS

AUTOMATIC FABRIC QUALITY CONTROL MACHINE

TEXTORY POINT CLOUD APP

VIRTUAL TRY

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.

 

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TECHXTILE and E-GİRİŞİM ‘WHAT IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER?’ COMMON LIVE BROADCAST

Moderated by Hilmi Öğütçü, the founder of E-girisim;

Utib Chairman of the Board Pınar Taşdelen Engin, TechXtile Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum, Falaaddin and Binnaz applications founder Sertaç Taşdelen, on the YouTube channel “What is the secret of successful entrepreneurship in the new world order?”  They will meet on the live broadcast.

 

Date: 20.10.2021

Time: 21:00

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGG-wM4F7xQ

 

 

 

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THE TRAINING MARATHON STARTED IN TECHXTILE INNOVATION LEAGUE

‘R&D CENTERS SHOULD WORK TOGETHER WITH START-UPS’

 

UTİB held the first training for finalist companies within the scope of TechXtile Innovation League 2021. The message was given to companies that the money spent on R&D and innovation is an investment.

Training organized by Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) within the framework of the Innovation League, organized to raise awareness of innovation in organizations and to support innovation-based export growth, has started. TechXtile Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum, who gave training on R&D Centers Capacity Building Support in the first of the 8-week training, said, “The entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey is developing rapidly. While Start-Ups are increasing day by day, R&D centers need to work together with Start-Ups.”

 

‘MONEY SPENT ON R&D AND INNOVATION IS INVESTMENT’

 

Noting that companies that want to survive should give importance to R&D and innovation, Ufuk Batum said, “Especially in the competitive environment of developed markets; It has been realized that R&D and innovation are critical for companies to survive and be successful. In our country, both our large companies and SMEs need to allocate a significant budget to R&D and innovation based on their revenues. I recommend seeing this budget not as an expense but as a real investment because any money spent in this area will return much larger gains in the future. In our country, the corporate world and the Start-Up world are not in much communication with each other. When I examined the R&D centers, I saw that one of the basic needs is knowing how to benefit from Start-Ups. R&D centers,

 

“IF RESOURCES ARE LOW, WE MUST USE THEM EFFICIENTLY”

 

Stating that the budget allocated to R&D centers in our country is limited, Ufuk Batum underlined the need to use resources efficiently. Noting that R&D centers can undertake joint works even if they are competitors, Batum said, “Even though as engineers, we give much more importance to the technical aspects of the work; It is very important for us to improve ourselves in financial literacy, budget management, understanding customer needs, and communication. One of the problems of the industry is not being able to become a brand. Although the studies on R&D started late in Turkey, they have advantages in closing the distance. When we went to the field with our friends and made visits, I saw that the contact with the customer exceeded my expectations. Communication of our friends in the R&D department with the outside is of great importance. One of the shortcomings we see in the field while the R&D culture is developing and budgeting is the limited human resources and budget. R&D centers in Turkey do not work together because they say they are competitors at the same time. But there are R&D examples in the world where competitors are working together. If the resource is scarce, we should think about how to use that resource efficiently.”

 

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TECHXTILE ENTREPRENEURS MEET WITH INDUSTRIAL IN IZMIR.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS THAT RANKED IN TECHXTILE TALKED ABOUT THEIR PROJECTS TO İZMİR INDUSTRIALISTS.

 

The finalists of the Techxtile Start-Up Challenge, organized by UTİB to bring qualified entrepreneurial ideas to the textile industry, met with the Aegean industrialists.

 

By Uludağ Textile Exporters’ Association (UTİB) in cooperation with Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), Uludağ Clothing and Apparel Exporters’ Association (UHKİB), Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency (BEBKA) and Bursa Technology Coordination and R&D Center (BUTEKOM) Entrepreneurs who ranked in the Techxtile Start-Up Challenge and were awarded an award attended the Industrialist-Entrepreneur Meetings in İzmir hosted by Jak Eskinazi, Coordinator President of the Aegean Exporters Association (EİB).

 

ENGİN: WE WANT TO EXPAND THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM

 

Making the opening speech of the program, UTİB Chairman of the Board Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “Despite the pandemic conditions, as the textile and apparel industries, we realized a foreign trade surplus of over 18 billion dollars with exports of 31 billion dollars at the end of the year. As UTİB, we reached an export of 1.35 billion dollars with an increase of 33 percent at the end of 2021. R&D, innovation, and design, which are at the focal point of our lives, play a major role in reaching these figures in our industry. We want to feed our industry with our entrepreneurs and we want to grow by expanding the ecosystem. For this reason, we want to accelerate the development of our sector strongly by bringing together our entrepreneurs who were ranked in the TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, which we organized to bring new entrepreneurs into the sector, with the industrialists in İzmir.”

 

MORE THAN 250 PROJECTS TURNED INTO COLLABORATION

 

TechXtile Start-Up Challenge Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum said: “Our R&D Project Market event, which aims to bring young entrepreneurs to the sector, started in 2009 and were more than 250 projects turned into cooperation in 10 years, has been successfully continuing the TechXtile Start-Up Challenge path since 2019. is doing. We believe that our young entrepreneurs, who left behind an intensive training and qualifying process, will make greater progress.” At the end of the program, entrepreneurs had the chance to reach the industrialists directly by making their presentations.

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FINAL TOUCHES ON TECHXTILE START-UP CHALLENGE

Entrepreneurs who made it to the finals in UTİB’s TechXtile Start-Up Challenge organization learned the tricks of making a difference with the Presentation Development Training.

In cooperation with Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB), Uludağ Clothing and Apparel Exporters Association (UHKİB), Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency (BEBKA), Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), Bursa Technology Coordination and R&D Center (BUTEKOM) While counting down for the final in TechXtile Start-Up Challenge, which has turned into an entrepreneurship platform, entrepreneurs received tips to improve their presentation in front of the jury.

 

TARGET, INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR 4 ENTREPRENEURS

 

Noting that the presentations of the entrepreneurs are of critical importance, Start-Up Challenge Project Coordinator Ufuk Batum stated that the training given until the presentations become the best will add a lot to the entrepreneurs and said, “Optimizing the presentation you will make in front of the jury is the most important way to success. It is very difficult to describe your project effectively in a short time.Therefore, you must make mistakes here and make your presentation error-free. These programs are made to make you shine even more. Last year, 2 of our finalists received investment in their ventures. Our target this year is 4 entrepreneurs. If you explain your project well, you can find investment beyond whether you stay in the degree or not, and you can provide serious benefits to yourself with the network you have expanded by influencing the people you present to. Batumi in education,

 

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A NEW ERA BEGINS AT TECHXTILE START-UP CHALLENGE!

Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) Chairman of the Board Pınar Taşdelen Engin, Program Coordinator Ufuk Batum, TechXtile Start-Up Challenge 2020 Finalists, İltema Founder Ayhan Prepol, and BREN CEO Çınar Laloğlu, moderated by “Do You Have an Idea? ” Mind and Idea Meetings, which will be the subject of start-ups made by its producer Fuat Sami, will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 16:00 on “Do You Have an Idea?” On Youtube channel!

 

TechXtile broadcast link https://youtu.be/MDr7GxKfRNw /

 

Have an Idea Broadcast Link: https://youtu.be/Won2WztVvF0