IDEATHON: BEST For City
Urban Clean Energy Applications Ideathon
Awards: First Prize TRY 10,000, Second Prize TRY 5,000, Third Prize TRY 2,500
Venue: Izmir Economy University
Date: December 4-5, 2021
Organized by: Izmir Economy University, IEU-KREA, IZKA, ENSIA, BEST For Energy
What is Ideathon?
New ideas are the source of innovation. We need new perspectives and ideas for development. In order to reach the ideas of large groups and to combine different information into innovative ideas, new idea generation tools and platforms such as ideathons are becoming more common day by day.
Ideathons are Open Innovation events held in 1-2 days, where participants come together to produce innovative ideas and applicable solutions in a thematic area. In ideathons, which involve an intense brainstorming and knowledge sharing process, participants work in teams.
In order to be able to handle the theme from different dimensions, in the ideathons where interdisciplinary work is prominent, people with different education, experience, age and interests take part in the teams, resulting in more innovative ideas.
Ideathons, where expert mentors intensify the sharing of ideas and information by supporting the teams, also have a competition dimension where the innovative ideas revealed by the teams are rewarded as a result of the jury voting.
BEST For City Theme: Urban Clean Energy Practices
65% of global energy use and 70% of anthropogenic carbon emissions occur in cities. The cities are the areas of application that will have the greatest impact for the world's transition to a low-carbon economy. (Source: Renewable Energy in Cities, International Renewable Energy Agency - IRENA)
Renewable energy has the potential to offer many improvements in urban applications such as buildings, industry, transportation, public space, etc., as well as cleaner air, modern services and improved living.
“BEST For City” aims to generate innovative technology and design ideas that will cost-effectively increase cities' use of clean energy at the local level.
BEST For City - Ideathon Calendar:
October 4, 2021 Application commencement date for participation
November 12, 2021 Deadline for participation applications
November 15, 2021 Evaluation of participation applications
November 16, 2021 Announcement of the winners
December 4-5, 2021 Ideathon Competition
December 5, 2021 Award and Certificate Ceremony
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
THEMATIC BRIEFING (WHY URBAN CLEAN ENERGY APPLICATIONS?)
12:00 – 12:30
ADMINISTRATIVE BRIEFING (WHAT WILL WE DO AT BEST For City?)
(Rules, Process, Evaluation Criteria etc.)
12:30 – 17:30
IDEATHON BEGINS! SESSION 1
(Free work after 17:30)
12:30 – 17:30 MENTOR SUPPORT
24:00 NIGHT SOUP
09:00 – 12:30
IDEATHON IS CONTINUING! SESSION 2
13:30 – 14:30
PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 1
14:45 – 15:45
PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 2
16:00 – 17:00
PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 3
09:30 – 12:00 MENTOR SUPPORT
12:30 SUBMISSION OF PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
17:00 COCKTAIL PROLONGE
Bora Cenk ÖZDEMİR- Green Platform
Luc Eric KRIEF & Hazar TAHER- New World Wind
Rasmus Wiinstedt TSCHERNING-Creative Business Network
Alper KALAYCI- ENSİA
Prof. Dr. Azize AYOL- DEÜ
Ceren UMAY- İBB
Doç. Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Ceylan ÖNER- İEÜ
Doç. Dr. Fehmi Görkem ÜÇTUĞ- İEÜ
H.İ. Murat ÇELİK- İZKA
Doç. Dr. Onur MENGİ- İEÜ
Şükran NURLU- İBB
Ayşenaz TOKER- Serbest Endüstriyel Tasarımcı (Çevrim içi)
Burak KESAYAK- Gediz Enerji
Burçin ÖNDER- İEÜ MYO
Büşra KARANİS- İBB
Dr. Can ÖZCAN- İEÜ
Dr. Can SINDIRAÇ- Aspilsan
Doç. Dr. Deniz DENİZ- İEÜ
Deniz Garip YILMAZ- ENİSOLAR
Ege Can KOÇAK- Teksis
Ezgi YILMAZ- Goodwe
Hüseyin DEVRİM- Teksis
Kayahan DEDE- İEÜ Bilimpark Teknopark
Doç. Dr. Kutluğ SAVAŞIR- DEÜ (Çevrim içi)
Metin ŞAVURAL- Karşıyaka Belediyesi
Doç. Dr. Muhittin Hakan DEMİR- İEÜ
Neşen YÜCEL- Stage-CO/Urla Co-working
Nurhak AKTAŞ- ACS
Onur AKAR- GETHAM
Ömer Can KAYDI- Solarçatı
Seda ÇAKMAK- Salt Danışmanlık
Sena AKSOY- İBB
Sezin SİVRİ- İzmir Sosyal Kalkınma ve İşletme Kooperatifi
• Participants must be at least 18 years old. Those under the age of 18 can attend the event with the written permission of their school and family, and under the supervision of their teachers.
• Applications can be made in teams of minimum 4 and maximum 6 persons.
• Individual applications will be accepted and later will be gathered to constitute a team by the organizing committee before the event starts.
• It is obligatory to have male and female participants in each team.
• The application deadline is October 12, 2021.
• The applications will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee and the applicants found eligible will be published on the event website.
• We will act in accordance with the latest circulars published as per the Covid-19 measures.
The application has expired.
For Your Questions and Information:
Sevay İpek AYDIN
Tel: 0232 203 62 92
Some of the current reports are given below for the benefit of the participants intending to have a preliminary reading about the general situation and recent updates related to the clean hydrogen. In order to have an efficient Ideathon process, it is recommended that the participants read before the event without being limited to the documents given below:
- People-Smart Sustainable Cities
- Empowering Cities for a Net Zero Future: Unlocking resilient, smart, sustainable urban energy systems
- Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future
- Renewables (em)power smart cities
- Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future
- Renewables in Cities: 2021 Global Status Report