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Inside view of Turkey’s tech fest where top scientists gather

The 5th annual Teknofest brings together the brightest young minds working to make Türkiye an innovative tech hub.

AI-enabled biology projects. Or a rocket developed by a high school senior. Or his latest drone mockup by one of Turkey’s biggest innovation companies.

These are just a glimpse into the world of exciting developments and innovations in cutting-edge technology at the Teknofefst Black Sea, the world’s largest aviation, space and technology festival, held in Samsun, Black Sea Province, Turkey.

The 5th Technofest, organized by the Turkish Technical Team (T3) Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, will take place at Samsung Karsamba Airport in the Black Sea region.

As part of the festival, from August 30th to September 4th, you’ll find a variety of shows and technology competitions.

Thousands of visitors take on a carnival-like atmosphere each day, with the event’s upbeat theme song echoing throughout.

Teknofest aims to improve Turkey’s engineering-based workforce and strengthen social motivation in parallel with the country’s technological goals.

A variety of activities are offered, including aerial and land vehicle exhibits, simulation experience zones, vertical wind tunnels, virtual reality tunnels, a planetarium, youth and sports zones, and numerous workshops.

There are nearly 40 technology competitions for students to participate in, including unmanned aerial vehicles, nanotechnology, aviation, artificial intelligence, robotics, electric vehicles and data science.

Competing in the field of agricultural technology is a group of Kastamonu high school students who have designed a project called ‘Identification of Plant Diseases with Artificial Intelligence’.

“We created a dataset with about 1000 photos,” says one group member. TRT world“It’s a useful application for agriculture because the wrong pesticides are often used and damage the farmland.”

“This project will help prevent spraying the wrong plants and increase yields on the farm.”

A virtual reality project has become the center of attention for children attending Teknofest. (AA)

Another group of university students from Yilduz University of Technology has developed a rocket that can reach altitudes of 3 km. Their rocket, dubbed ‘SEMRUK’, won him second place at his 2020 Teknofest. The Yildiz Rocket Group of 15 students is another finalist this year.

“Our aim is to advance our country in the fields of space and aviation. We want to contribute to both the university and the country, not only in competition, but also in R&D and the TUTIBAK project.” Said Mr. Enes Keskin, a third-year mechanical engineering student.

Major Turkish companies such as engine makers TEI and Baykar were also present, and well-known drone makers showcased mockups of their new drone KIZILELMA on the first day of Teknofest. The drone is scheduled to leave the hangar in 2023.

Robot Soldier designed by

Robot soldiers designed by ‘Vulcan’ as part of the ‘Digital Troops’ project are expected to be transferred to Turkish military units by 2023. (AA)

With a number of public and private companies exhibiting their products across the technology and energy value chains, not all companies in attendance are Turkish. Among the attendees are big technology companies such as Google.

Utku Aral, general manager of Turkish firearms company Canik, said in a company statement that Teknofest will allow Turkish youth to use innovative technology, research and development (R&D) activities, and cutting-edge technology. He says he will be able to dream about the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. .

“As one of the main sponsors, this year we aim to provide fun moments for children and visitors at the festival using the Freeze application, which can cover most of the Teknofest area with multi-camera functionality. 180 Shoot more events than just 3D photos, from wind tunnels to airsoft shooting experiences,” said Aral.

Teknofest folks, meanwhile, are treated to a late afternoon air show. This is a crowd favourite, stopping everyone on the track to stare at Cream of Turkish fighters zooming past and breaking the sound barrier.

“This is a very important event.

“Welcome the world to Samsung!”

Source: TRT World

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