Technology for the Benefit of Mankind Contest in Health and First Aid, Disaster Management and Social Innovation categories carried by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) aiming at integrating social responsibility awareness among individuals with technologic information and knowledge was held between September 24 and 27 in the southeastern industrial capital of Gaziantep.
A total of 5.637 teams attended the contest based on innovations and technological developments in every field that has an impact on human life.
AFAD put its mark on the third *TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Fest*. AFAD made contributions for the preparation of the fest and worked in an effort to enrich the content of TEKNOFEST 2020. One of the largest contests of the fair was the Technology for the Benefit of Mankind contest carried out by AFAD. Primary, participated in the contest. Projects concerning Disaster Management, Health and First Aid and Social Innovation categories were presented to the contest committee.
*430 Teams from Abroad Applied to participate in the Contest *
A total of 1829 applications, 1665 of them from the country and 164 from abroad, were made in the Health and First Aid category. A total of 1217 teams, 1169 of them from Turkey and 48 from abroad applied to Disaster Management category. Meanwhile, a total of 2591 teams, 2373 of them from Turkey and 218 from abroad applied in the Social Innovation category. The total number of foreign teams which applied to participate in the contest reached 430.
As a result of first elimination, 1817 teams were qualified to pass to the second assessment. As a result of second assessment, 389 teams were qualified to compete in the finals. Teams which will compete in the finals will make presentations in Gaziantep while foreign teams are allowed to make their presentations via internet.
*AFAD Encourages Young People to Assume Personal Social Responsibility*
Technology for the Benefit of Mankind contest carried out by AFAD aims at blending social responsibility awareness of individuals with technological information and knowledge. Hence, the contest has the goal of encouraging projects that will be useful and profitable for the society. Innovations, technological developments and applicable projects can be carried out in any field that have an impact on human life.