Awars: First Prize 16.000 TL, Second Prize 8.000 TL, Third Prize 4.000 TL
Venue: Ege University MÖTBE Cultural Centre - Ege University BESTMER
Date: May 14-15, 2022
Organized by: Ege University BESTMER, İZKA, ENSİA, BEST For Energy
The application deadline: The application has expired.
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 Biomass Theme: 
Increasing biomass resources, which have easy access and high energy potential, has great importance in spreading clean energy both locally and globally. Priority topics are listed below to guide the participants in the BEST For Biomass ideathon, which is organized to correctly identify these productive resources, improve the conversion methods, and spread their use.
Biomass Potential and Characterization
Biomass Conversion Methods
Gas Biofuels: Biogas Syngas
Liquid Biofuels: Bioalcohol, Biodiesel, Pyrolytic liquids
Anaerobic Fermentation Technologies
Alternative Biomass Combustion Technologies
Green Chemicals
Biorefinery Applications and Identification of Alternative Resources
Domestic&Farm Type Bioenergy Application Methods
Aquatic biomass sources: Algae
Biomass Logistics and Supply Chain
First Day:
Venue: Ege University MÖTBE Cultural Centre - Ege University BESTMER
10:00 – 10:20 OPENING SPEECHES
Alper KALAYCI – Chairman of ENSİA 
Prof. Dr. Günnur KOÇAR – Ege University Manager of BESTMER 
Dr. Mehmet YAVUZ – Secretary General of İzmir Development Agency
Prof.Dr. Necdet BUDAK – Rector of Ege University (Awaiting Confirmation)
10:20 – 11:00 Thematic Speeches  Section 1
(Why Biomass Energy? International and National Policies)
11:00 – 11:20 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11:20 – 12:20 Thematic Speeches  Section 2
(Private Sector Applications in Biomass Energy)
Tolga ŞARLAYAN – New Green Har
(What We Will Do at BEST For Biomass? Rules, Process, Evaluation Criteria)
Buğra BARLAS – BEST For Energy Project Senior Expert
12:40 – 13:30 LUNCH
Venue: Ege University BESTMER
14:00 – 17:30 SESSION 1 (Ideathon Begins with Mentor Meeting!)
17:30 – 18.00 DINNER
18:00 – 20.00 SESSION 2 (Free Work)
Second Day:
Venue: Ege University BESTMER
09:30 – 12:30 SESSION 3 (Ideathon Continues)
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
Venue: Ege University MÖTBE Cultural Centre
17:00 – 17:30 DINNER
17:30 – 18:00 AWARD CEREMONY (Participation of Ege University Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet BUDAK - (Awaiting Confirmation)
  • 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 3 and maximum 5 people.
  • Individual applications will be accepted and will be formed into teams by the organizing committee before the event starts.
  • Each team must have male and female participants.
  • The application deadline is April 29, 2022.
  • The applications will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee and the applicants deemed suitable will be informed.
  • We will act in accordance with the latest circulars published within the Covid-19 measures.
Application: The application has expired.
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