The countdown period of ‘New Ideas New Businesses’ organized by METU and ODTÜ Teknokent in cooperation with Technopark Istanbul for 10 years, has been started. The 2014 final will be held in METU Congress and Culture Centre on 8th November.
Celebrating its 10th year, New Ideas New Businesses 2014 supported entrepreneurs and business ideas in 2014. By the application of 1096 entrepreneur groups, 1353 business ides competed for the final. In the competition, in which 1244 business ideas passed the first stage, for the first time applications in health and energy categories were taken besides general, informatics and defence categories. After an intense training and mentorship during the incubation period, 2014 finalists were chosen among 47 projects. In the final, 21 entrepreneur teams from 5 categories will compete for the grand prize and USA camp special awards.