Innovation Contest


The Results of The GAME CHANGER Port Innovation Contest 2019


The winners of the 2019 GAME CHANGER Port Innovation Contest conducted by Garip & Zeycan Yıldırım Foundation and YILPORT Holding have been finalized.

Muhammed Dinçdoğan won first place with the project “DIGI SPS” which is about Digital Occupational Health and Safety within ports.

The project “Innomarine Team” which is about berthing-departing of ships, created by Ender Yalçın, Enes Fatih Pehlivan, Vedat Kerem Nemutlu and Önder Canbulat won the second place.

The project “COHAVAS” which offers optimising time of the container handling operation with visual assistance system designed by Çağlar Dere won the third place.

Ömer Berkehan İnal earned an Honorable Mention with the project “Hybridized Port Vehicles with Hydrogen Fuel Cell.”

The judges who carefully selected the winners were: Christian Blauert (Yılport Holding CEO), Cihan Akın (Yılmar Holding Logistics COO), Mark Wootton (Yılport Holding CIO), Erhan Çiloğlu (Yılport Holding CMO), Rafael Sapina (Yılport Holding Director), Prof. Dr. Soner Esmer (Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty) and Dr. Ahmet Anıl Dindar (Gebze Technical University).

Thank you and congratulations to the all participants.  




First Place

Muhammed Dinçdoğan – Piri Reis University - Maritime Business Management (Undergrad)

Project: DIGI SPS


Second Place

Ender Yalçın – Istanbul Technical University - Maritime Transportation and Management (Phd)

Enes Fatih Pehlivan – Karadeniz Tech. University – Shipbuilding & Ship Machinery Eng. (Phd)

Vedat Kerem Nemutlu – Karabük University – Mechatronics Engineering (Undergrad)

Önder Canbulat -University of Strathclyde-Naval Architecture,Ocean&Marine Engineering(Phd)

Project: Innomarine Team


Third Place

Çağlar Dere - Istanbul Technical University - Maritime Transportation and Management (Phd)

Project: COHAVAS


Honorable Mention

Ömer Berkehan İnal- Istanbul Tech. University-Maritime Transportation and Management (Phd)

Project: Hybridized Port Vehicles with Hydrogen Fuel Cell   


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