Turkey's first Aerospace and Technology Festival with the excitement rising in teknofest. Rocket competitions started in Aksaray before TEKNOFEST, which will be held in Gaziantep on September 24-27. Following the rocket races on site, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said, "When we come to these competitions, we are proud of our young people and we are hopeful for the future of our country." said.
82 TEAMS COMPETE
75 finalist teams, 7 of which are university and 82 high school, are participating in the contest organized with the support of ROKETSAN and TÜBİTAK SAGE. The competitions held at low, medium and high altitudes will continue until 13 September.
CHAT WITH STUDENTS
Minister Varank watched the competitions held at Hisar Shooting Center on the shore of Salt Lake. Varank chatted with the students and examined the designed rockets.
Minister Varank shared his sorrow by going to the students whose rockets fell to the ground after a while and were eliminated from the competition.
Varank said after the rocket firings, "We organize competitions to make our young people take a step in the technologies of the future, direct them to these areas, train them in these areas and create love, enthusiasm and excitement in them." said.
100 THOUSAND YOUTH WILL COMPETE
teknofest 100 thousand young people in 23 different categories in the competition which will be held Varank record, this contest aims to provide an infrastructure, especially our young people in critical technologies needed by Turkey's future. " he spoke.
Varank noted that TEKNOFEST is very pleased with the progress it has reached, and today we watched the rocket competitions together. We all experienced the excitement of our youth, high school and university students. When we come to these competitions, we are proud of our young people and we are hopeful for the future of our country. " said.
CREATING A BOTTOM WAVE
T3 Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees, TEKNOFEST Chairman Selcuk Bayraktar, creating deep wave in line with national technology moves targets in Turkey explaining that they foresee the teknofest the purpose, "When we hit the first way our nation will see that countenance and did not know so much that is owned by the students. This year, due to the pandemic, we only continue with competitions. Exhibitions and fairs will be held in a very limited way. " he spoke.
THE LARGEST TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION PLATFORM
Reminding that the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the T3 Foundation organized TEKNOFEST as the regulatory body, Bayraktar said, “TEKNOFEST is now the largest technology competition platform in the world. As of 2020, we organize technology competitions in 23 different fields. Some of them are related to aviation and space, some are related to the defense industry, but a much wider range of them are related to civilian areas. This year the interest has been much greater. ” said.