Istanbul Atatürk Airport to host 2nd Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in September

Istanbul Atatürk Airport to host 2nd Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in September

ISTANBUL
Istanbul Atatürk Airport to host 2nd Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in September

Teknofest, Turkey’s largest aerospace, space, and technology festival, this year will take place on Sept. 17-22 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the event organizers have said.

At this year’s festival, several competitions will be organized in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, rocket science, unmanned aerial and underwater systems, turbofan engines, and model satellite design, according to a statement by The Teknofest Organizing Committee.

Application Deadline for the Technology Competitions with awards of up to 2 million Turkish Liras (nearly $380,000) is March 31, it added.

Teams can enter at www.teknofestistanbul.org through the end of February.

“Our goal is transform society through the work of our young people, which will propel our country to the top in the fields of high technology, aviation, and space,” Selçuk Bayraktar, chairman of the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3), had told a press conference on Feb. 13.

Teknofest can spread the word about Turkey’s progress in technology to hundreds of thousands of young people, Bayraktar had said.

Last year, over 550,000 people attended the first-ever Teknofest at Istanbul’s new airport.

The event is supported by Turkey’s Industry and Technology Ministry, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, leading technology companies, public institutions, and universities.

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