2011 BU YDY
Elginkan Foundation was the Main Supporter of "New Dreams and Innovative Thoughts" Contest for 2011, which is organized by Boğaziçi University in order to encourage and support university students into innovative and creative thinking.
Projects ranking in the award ceremony of "New Dreams and Innovative Thoughts" 2011 Contest, which was organized in December 22 2011 under the main sponsorship of the Elginkan Foundation, Boğaziçi University Faculty of Engineering and with the cooperation of BU Alumni Association, T.R. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization-Technology Development Centre and TÜBİTA Turkish Industry Management and Administration Institute, became clear.
In "YDYD" award ceremony held in Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall, Ultravision group composed of Yağız Aksoy, Ümit Arabul and Berrak Barutçu received 25.000 TL Elginkan Foundation Technology award and the right to establish company within KOSGEB BÜ-TEKMER and receive R&D support with its project "Ultrasound Matched Optical Imaging System".
Prof. Dr. Levent Akın, Dean of BU Faculty of Engineering, who gave the opening speech, stated that Boğaziçi University was a university aiming to train entrepreneurs that will be successful in the world and this project contest completely matched up with the targets of the university. Elginkan Foundation Manager İlhan Üttü, who took the seat on behalf of the Elginkan Foundation, said that "innovativeness" was one of the most important criteria while the Foundation supported education and culture.