Female inventors from Turkey to race projects
Erdinç Çelikkan ANKARA / Hürriyet
Three female inventors from Turkey will be competing in Seoul t the Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition (KIWIE) that will held between May 16 and 19.Three female inventors from Turkey will be competing in Seoul to receive a prize for their inspirational projects, which include manufacturing textile goods from butterfly tissue, a mobile wind turbine that will float on the sea and a needle that does not prick.
Female path breakers from Turkey will represent the Turkish Patent Institute (TPE) at the Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition (KIWIE) that will held between May 16 and 19 in Seoul, to compete with their female counterparts from all around the world.
Aynur Aşkın will enter with her project, which presents a system to use the wings of butterflies that died of natural causes in leather, textiles and other sectors.
According to her project, the dead butterflies’ wings will be separated into tissue and skin with the aim of yielding textile fabric, base leather and patent leather.
The project yields products composed of organic and inorganic parts that ensure butterflies to be more resilient and persistent by protecting the natural structure and color of their tissue, skin, body and wings.
The project, which is designed to transport and store butterfly tissue safely, also secures the preservation of dead butterfly wastes and their functionalization after classification.
Esra Özkan will attend the exhibition to expose her alternative renewable energy project that was created to take advantage of the sea breeze through a mobile wind turbine.
She designated “a floating horizontal axis wind turbine for the sea,” to transform the air stream coming from every angle into potential energy on the platform of the turbine.
The invention was developed with the idea of coming up with a mobile energy source that can be used anywhere on the sea with a boat.
The structure of the turbine enables generating much cheaper energy with higher efficiency rates compared to other horizontal-axis wind turbines.
Şadiye Temel, meanwhile, has developed a project that removes needles entering vascular access, enabling the prevention of being pricked by a needle and external bleeding.
The project will make a great contribution to stop contamination with blood-borne diseases, as well as a reduction of pain.