October 3, 2022


A “Creative Minds” contest held under the GAU slogan “An idea can change the world” has resulted in a compelling final to agree the best projects.

The Jury members comprised of GAU GAU logoFounding Rector and Chancellor of Board of Administrators Serhat Akpınar, GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellor of Board of Administrators Assist. Prof. Dr. ASIM Vehbi, GAU Head of Interior Architecture Department Assist. Prof. Dr. Senem Zeybekoğlu Sadri, GAU Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Sadık Ülker, Chair of Board of Administrators of Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry Ali Çıralı and Chair of Young Businessmen Foundation Arsen Angın.

There were 50 contestant applications, and together with the GAU Global Science department, 8 participants were chosen to finally determine the best projects from those submitted.

The winners of the contest were Süleyman Esener and Mustafa Serhat Akpinar (left) with the winners of the Creative Minds contestSami Peker from Bursa Police College with an invention of “anti-bacterial anti-moss and no odour shoe base by using clinoptilolite”.

The first runners-up were İrem Deniz Derman, Büşra Çandır and Ayça Reyyan Yalçın from the High school of Social Sciences with an invention of “Food Carnival” and finally the second runner-up was Helin Okur from Şırnak Cizre High school with an invention of a “Walking Stick for Visually Impaired Citizens”.

The plaques and awards were distributed by GAU Founding Rector and Chancellor of the Board of Administrators, Serhat Akpınar, GAU CEO and Vice-Chancellor of the Board of Administrators Assist. Prof. Dr .Asım Vehbi and GAU Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Sadık Ülker.

GAU further explained that the contest had captured the interest of many from all over Turkey and Cyprus and that the aim of the contest was to ease life and enhance productivity. Moreover GAU stated that projects such as this would be invaluable for the future support of Young Inventors and it is intended that Creative Minds contests will be organised annually.

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