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The HIVE Project

The HIVE Project, which will be carried out by 8 universities from 7 countries, has been awarded funding under the EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology HEI Initiative Program. The HIVE Project aims to increase the innovation and entrepreneurship capacities of the partner universities through the preparation of Innovation Action Plans.

The project is led by Dr. Sanem Yalçıntaş, Seda Damla Yücel, Sezen Çabuk and Emel Adıgüzel from the Research, Innovation and Project Directorate (ATİD); Dr. Sinem Güravşar Gökçe from İstasyonTEDÜ; Dr. Ömer Music, Assistant Prof. Prof. Dr. Ömer Music and Dr. Prof. Dr. Şehram Dizeci from the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Prof. Dr. Burze Yaşar and Dr. Lecturer Zafer Yılmaz from the Department of Business Administration. Prof. Dr. Zafer Yılmaz from the Department of Business Administration.

IstasyonTEDU contributed to the HIVE Project and the TED University Innovation Action Plan to be prepared within the scope of the project from the perspective of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Wieteke Dupain, Information, Research and Market Development Officer from Euclid Network, which brings together social entrepreneurship support organizations, of which TEDU is a member, made a presentation on 15 December 2022. Sinem Güravşar Gökçe shared her Euclid Network experience from TEDU's perspective.

Within the scope of the HIVE Project, 'Ideathon TEDU', designed in collaboration with Viveka, was held on December 9-10, 2022 to provide resources and support for TEDU students to realize their entrepreneurial ideas.

Participant groups set out to develop their creative business ideas in the focus areas of Education, Health, Environment, Food, Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles. On the first day of the event, they participated in problem identification, idea generation, value proposition and customer journey sessions. The second day continued with mentoring interviews, value proposition canvas creation and storytelling sessions. The Ideathon was completed with the teams presenting their business ideas to the jury. The group that won the first prize at Ideathon TEDU was 'Tri-Mod' with its idea for socks that prevent clots in veins.

StationTEDU Coordinator Dr. Sinem Güravşar Gökçe and StationTEDU Interaction Officer Elif Muratoğlu served as mentors at the event and supported student groups in developing business ideas that have the potential to turn into social enterprises.



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