“Changemakers Change the World!”
“WOMEN IN INNOVATION 2022” FINALISTS RECEIVED THEIR PRIZES
Winners of the 7th “Women in Innovation” project organized under the leadership of KADEM took their awards.
Women entrepreneurs who made it to the finals at the end of training courses provided within the scope of the project were announced at the ceremony held at Bakırköy Titanic Park Hotel on Sunday, November 13, at 10:30.
The ceremony was held with the attendance of Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees KADEM Sümeyye Erdoğan Bayraktar, and KADEM President Dr. Saliha Okur Gümrükçüoğlu along with representatives from management positions of the project partners.
KADEM President Dr. Saliha Okur Gümrükçüoğlu and Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank gave the opening speeches at the ceremony. Gümrükçüoğlu drew attention to the success of the project by saying, “We had set off on this journey by explaining the meaning of innovation, and today, we have a big ecosystem of women entrepreneurs. We are proud of this. Through our project, women have shown best what they can achieve when they are given a chance and guidance.”
Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, on the other hand, said, “Despite being a young organization with a short history of 9 years, KADEM increases the representation power of Turkish women in all areas of social life. Today, we are witnessing one of KADEM’s efforts altogether. I wish that this awesome organization, which encourages our women to be entrepreneurs, would be beneficial for our country.”
Following the opening speeches at the ceremony, women entrepreneurs who made it to the finals after participating in the training courses organized within the scope of the project were announced.
In the Incubation Category, Müge Baltacı won first prize with the “Köstebek” project, Merve Aydıner won second prize with the project “Invamar”, and Nazife Nur Köksal won third prize with the project “SynthData”.
In the Preincubation Category, Zuhal Oktay Coşkun won first prize with the “Süper Kablo” project, Güneş Sayıt won second prize with the project “Swatchloop”, and Ravzanur Eker won third prize with the project “Corridor”.
The Women in Innovation 2022 Award Ceremony concluded with the presentation of certificates of appreciation to stakeholders and sponsors and taking a family photograph.
About the Women in Innovation 2022 Project
The Women in Innovation Project’s main aim is to boost women’s entrepreneurial spirit and support them to turn their projects into enterprises with high employment potential…
Organized within the scope of the Entrepreneurship Financial Support Project of İstanbul Development Agency in partnership with Yıldız Teknopark, İstanbul Technology Transfer Office, Turkish Exporters Assembly, and Üsküdar Municipality with the participation of TÜBİTAK Marmara Teknokent and IT Valley and with the support of KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization), 2022 phase of the project was successfully completed.
This year, in the 7th Women in Innovation project,
- Three entrepreneurs in the preincubation stage were awarded a sum of 450,000 TL, with 200 thousand TL, 150 thousand TL, and 100 thousand TL given to first-, second, and third-place winners.
- Three projects deemed worthy of the incubation award received “seed funding support”.
- Entrepreneurs will also be supported for their project activities by the provision of office space and workshops during the first year.
More than 2 thousand women entrepreneurs applied to the Women in Innovation project which has been running since 2015. Over 200 women entrepreneurs participated in the innovation camps. 13 women entrepreneurs out of 30 who made it to the finals after the camps and received their certificates founded their companies and won awards in national and international competitions. They achieved significant successes in different sectors.
At the annual Women in Innovation Camp, entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to use open office and prototyping workshops for free, share experiences with other entrepreneurs, and access investment funds. Throughout the camp, participants can receive mentoring to apply to national and international projects, can be promoted in digital newspapers with their photographs/videos, and have free access to finance, sales, marketing, and customer management software.
You can visit https://inovasyondakadin.org/ to get detailed information about the project supported by NTV, Kanal 7, and Turkuvaz Medya Groups as media sponsors.