2010 BU YDY
Elginkan Foundation was the Main Supporter of "New Dreams and Innovative Thoughts" Contest for 2010, which is organized by Boğaziçi University in order to encourage and support university students into innovative and creative thinking.
Winners of the "New Dreams and Innovative Thoughts" Contest, which is organized by Boğaziçi University Alumni Association (BÜMED) and Boğaziçi University Foundation (BÜVAK) under the main sponsorship of the Elginkan Foundation in order to encourage and support university students into innovative and creative thinking, were concluded with the final ceremony held on December 27 2010.
YD2YD 2010, which is organized in order to encourage technology and innovation based entrepreneurship among university students and initiate transformation of the winner project into a technology based innovative work through the supports to be provided, was open to students of all universities in İstanbul. Among projects that applied, 10 of them passed the pre-elimination, received their incentives valued at 1000 TL and participated in "Technology and Business Development Training" provided with the support of TÜBİTAK TÜSSİDE between October 28-31 2010. These teams were asked to prepare detailed Business Plans and submit them to the Assessment Authority. Four groups made to the finals as a result of assessments.
Among these groups, the group composed of Bekir Şirin, Mustafa Eray Koçak, Hande Özgür Alemdar and Serdar Raşit Alemdar ranked first with their projects titled "Virtual Coaching System", and received 25.000 TL "Elginkan Foundation Technology Award" and the possibility to establish company within KOSGEB BÜ-TEKMER and receive R&D support.