Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that Turkey has taken its place at the forefront of a new industrial revolution with Turkey's Automobile Togg and said, “Togg, whose intellectual property rights belong to us XNUMX%; will activate new technology-based initiatives. It will allow new unicorns to appear. It will develop the battery and charging technologies ecosystem in our country. It will contribute to the development of electric motor capacity.” said.
Within the scope of Turkey Innovation Week, InovaTIM Innovation Competition Award Ceremony was held. The meeting hosted by TİM President Mustafa Gültepe was attended by Minister Varank as well as Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu.
HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY EFFECT
In his speech at the ceremony, Minister Varank stated that TÜİK announced the industrial production data and said, “In October, industrial production increased by 2 and a half percent on an annual basis and by 2,4 percent on a monthly basis. The monthly 11 percent and annual 36,7 percent change rates observed especially in the production of high-tech manufacturing industry were very effective in the increase in the industrial production of our industry in October as well.” said.
TRANSFORMATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Stating that the public expects industrial production to decline, Varank said, “Because there is a recession in Europe. We are slowly moving towards a decrease in exports. But thanks to the increase in high technology production, our industrial production came back positive in October. The fact that this business is with high-tech products is very important in terms of showing the transformation in the industry.” he said.
Recalling that they opened Togg's campus, which they can define as the first product of the Turkey Century showcase, on the 99th anniversary of the Republic, together with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Varank said, “We are proud because we have not only fulfilled our nation's 60-year-old dream. same zamAt the same time, we took our place at the forefront of a new industrial revolution. A system transformation is taking place here, not just a vehicle transformation.” said.
THE ENGINE OF TRANSFORMATION
Noting that they have become the locomotive of this system transformation with Togg, Varank said, “Togg, whose intellectual property rights belong to us XNUMX%; will activate new technology-based initiatives. It will allow new unicorns to appear. It will develop the battery and charging technologies ecosystem in our country. It will contribute to the development of electric motor capacity.” he said.
Varank explained that Togg's cameras were supplied by a company founded by 2 young entrepreneurs in METU Technopolis, and continued as follows:
TRANSFORMING THE ECOSYSTEM
How important is it to invest in innovation? With the Togg project, we ensure the emergence of new suppliers. There are companies that have been working in this industry for 100 years. But Togg can choose the company founded by 2 young people for his cameras. Togg is not just a vehicle investment, it has a huge ecosystem. zama visionary project that transforms the moment. We will continue to stand behind Togg, which we see as a strategic investment for him.
IT WILL RISE ON THE SHOULDERS OF YOUTH
Making a speech at the ceremony, Minister of Youth and Sports Kasapoğlu emphasized that they are trying to develop all the issues in their service range in an innovative way as a ministry and said, “I believe that our bright young people will continue to walk towards the ideal of a strong Turkey with their enthusiasm, belief, hard work, determination and determination. The Century of Turkey will rise on the shoulders of our youth. As the Ministry of Youth and Sports, we will continue to stand by our youth with all our being.” said.
WE SEE IT AS A WAY OF LIFE
TİM President Gültepe said that with Turkey Innovation Week, they brought together innovative ideas and projects and entrepreneurs who signed those projects with thousands of visitors. Expressing that they contributed to raising awareness in the field of innovation at the event, Gültepe said, “The support given to the works that will make our country go through the league further increases our motivation. We want to make innovation a way of life.” he said.
APPROXIMATELY 2 STUDENTS APPLIED
65 students from 986 different universities across Turkey applied to the InovaTIM Innovation Competition. In the competition, 23 projects qualified for the finals. Teams of associate, undergraduate and graduate students competed with each other in the categories of artificial intelligence and sustainability and nature protection. After the speeches, Ministers Varank and Kasapoğlu presented their awards to the top three teams in three categories.
INCREASED AWARD AMOUNTS
In his speech, Minister Varank stated that the third place teams would be awarded 25, the second place 35 and the first place 40 thousand lira, and wanted these numbers to be increased. With the suggestion of Minister Varank, the third teams were awarded 50 thousand liras, the second teams 70 and the first teams 80 thousand liras.