The world's largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST'2021 has come to an end. Konya Technical University (KTÜN) took part in the festival for the first time as an academic stakeholder and received 6 awards, including 1 first place, 1 second place, 2 third places, 1 Most Original Software and 1 honorable mention.
With the slogan of TEKNOFEST 2021 Move of National Technology, it was held at Atatürk Airport between 21-26 September 2021 with great enthusiasm and excitement. Aiming to increase Turkey's human resources trained in science and engineering, the festival was organized this year with the support and contribution of 74 stakeholders.
At the end of the festival, the awards found their owners. Konya Technical University won the first place in the 'Jet Engine Design Competition' with the KTÜN CF-DESIGN Team under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ömer Sinan Şahin. Team members captain Vahit Dizdar, Hüseyin Çelik, Hakkı Çağrı Tanış, Sabri Oğuz Sevim, Mustafa Deveci were presented their awards from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Nobel Prize-winning Turkish Scientist Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar.
Again, in the 'Smart Transportation Competition', KTÜN Raclab Intelligent Traffic Control Team, under the consultancy of Assoc. Dr. Akif Durdu, came in second. Team members Captain M. Burak Dinç, Seyit Alperen Çeltek, Nisa Neretva, Oğuzhan Yıldırım, Gamze Öztürk, Adem Selçuk Karaağaç, Mahmut Karaaslan, Mehmet Değirmenci won the second prize.
Another award came from the 'Technology Social Innovation for the Benefit of Humanity' category. The Social-Tech Team, supervised by its Dr. Lecturer Betül Uzbaş, came in 3rd place in the competition. Team members Büşra Balaban and Kübra Nur Ayan received the third prize.
KTÜN KMT Team ranked 3rd in Turkey in the 'Smart Transportation Category' with its CardApp Project. Team: Team captain Beyza Karataş (KTÜN), team members Şevval Turan (KTÜN), Zeynep Yavçın (KTÜN), Özge Nuray Tiryaki (KTÜN), Rümeysa Kurt (KTÜN), Dilan Bakış (NEÜ), Esma Nisa Candan (NEÜ) Beyza Nur Ceylan (NEÜ) won the third prize.
KTÜN RACLAB Sigun Team received the 'Most Original Software Award' in the Robotaksi - Passenger Autonomous Vehicles in Ready Made Vehicle Category. Team members: Assoc. Dr. Akif Durdu (Consultant), Fırat Bozkaya (Captain), Ahmet Kağan Kaya, Abdullah Yusefi, Abdurrahman Kurtvuran, Fatih Haşlak, Halil Uğur Özmen, Muhammed Tarık Uçar, Mustafa Yasin Akmaz, Okan Kazancı, Şükrücan Tığlıoğlu received the award through a ceremony.
KTÜN Technology and Aviation Group Doruk Team, under the consultancy of Bekir Doğan, received an honorable mention in the 'International Free Duty Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' competition organized by TÜBİTAK at TEKNOFEST. Team members Muhammet Akpınar, Aziz Yazıcı, Emrecan Kara, Havva Balaban, Yasin Akalın, İbrahim Karasakiz, Abdullah Süha Özdemir, Selahattin Yalçın, Aysu Bağırgan received the award.