Awards: First Prize TRY 10,000, Second Prize TRY 5,000, Third Prize TRY 2,500
Venue: Yaşar University
Date: 23-24 October 2021
Organized By: Yaşar University, Yaşar BTTO, IZKA, ENSIA, BEST For Energy 
About BEST For Hydrogen 
The climate change is one of the most important risks, which threaten our world. As part of our fight against climate change, it is turning out a necessity for us to realize a clean energy transformation in all over the world. Clean Hydrogen is considered as one of the most important means in the world's clean energy transformation.
While hydrogen is reconfiguring the world's clean energy agenda, we convene at BEST For Hydrogen, Turkey's first Clean Hydrogen Ideathon, to follow the updates on this matter, to share knowledge and experience, and to generate innovative ideas for our country. We are waiting for our participants, who intend to share their knowledge and experience or gain new information about Clean Hydrogen.
BEST For Hydrogen to be held on October 23-24, 2021 and hosted by Yaşar University is carried out within the scope of the BEST For Energy Project implemented by Izmir Development Agency (IZKA) in partnership with the Energy Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ENSIA).
What is Ideathon?
New ideas are the foundation of the innovation. We need new perspectives and ideas to thrive. New idea generation tools and platforms such as ideathons are becoming more common day by day in order to get the ideas of large masses and to combine different knowledge with innovative ideas.
Ideathons are Outdoor Innovation Events held for 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 for the theme to be handled in different dimensions, people with different educational background, experience, age and interests take part in the teams, resulting in more innovative ideas in the ideathons where interdisciplinary work stands out.
Ideathons, where expert mentors intensify sharing of ideas and information by supporting the teams, also have a competition dimension in which the innovative ideas revealed by the teams are awarded by jury voting.
Emphasizing the importance of teamwork in designing and learning together and bearing better results and solutions, the ideathons offer opportunities for learning, collaboration, innovation and change.
BEST For Hydrogen Theme: Clean Hydrogen
The hydrogen is light, storable, energy-intensive substance and does not produce greenhouse gas emissions; considered a green alternative for fossil fuels. However, in order for clean (green) hydrogen to make a significant contribution to the energy conversion, innovative practices should be developed in the fields listed below:
• Transport and Storage of Hydrogen
• Hydrogen Production from Clean Sources
• Reducing Production Costs
• Development of Production Technologies
• Increasing Safety of Use
• Development of New Uses
• Its integration with Industries with High Carbon Footprints 
Calendar of BEST For Hydrogen: 
20 September 2021 Application start date
10 October 2021 Deadline for participation applications
11 October 2021 Evaluation of participation applications
12 October 2021 Announcement of the winners
23-24 October 2021 Ideathon Competition
24 October 2021 Award Ceremony

Thematic Speakers



Mikkel SERUP- Siemens Gamesa 





Dr. Emrah BIYIK- Yaşar Üniversitesi

Necip ÖZBEY- Yaşar Üniversitesi BTTO 





Prof. Dr. İlgi KARAPINAR- Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi

Prof.Dr.Nuri AZBAR - EBSO Çevre Çalışma Grubu

Enis FAKIOĞLU- Enisolar Enerji San.Tic.A.Ş.


Meltem KÜS- GKE Enerji

Efe GÖKTOĞAN- Göktoğan Makine

Dr. Erdal UZUNLAR- iongenics Elektrokimyasal


Görkem Kubilay KARAYEL- İstinye Üniversitesi

Attila YAPAR- Kontek Enerji

Egenaz YÜCEL- Kontek Enerji

Lütfi YÜCEL- Kontek Enerji

Prof. Dr. Engin TÜRE- Temiz Enerji Vakfı


Prof. Dr. Selmiye ALKAN GÜRSEL- Sabancı Üniversitesi 

Dr. Emin Selahattin UMDU- Yaşar Üniversitesi

• 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 10, 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.
For Your Questions and Information
Begüm MERİH 
Tel: 0232 570 73 00

Turaç LAÇİN 

Tel: 0232 203 62 92
Reading Suggestions:
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.