This project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey


Metin Yavuz (Legal project representative and instructor). He had his undergraduate degree in Ondokuz Mayıs University Physics Education. He had his graduate and master’s degrees in Ondokuz Mayıs University Physics department in 1987 and 1994. He is currently working as a professor at the same university. His research area includes spectroscopy, molecular integrals and innovative methods. He has more than 70 articles published in these topics. Additionally, he has contributed to 12 EU and 14 scientific research projects as coordinator. 

Mustafa YILDIZ

Mustafa YILDIZ (Project Coordinator and trainer) has been in youth works since 2003. He has been in youth works in 22 different European countries and taken part in different projects. He has contributed to dozens of our teens to have an abroad experience since 2008. He has taken part as facilitator, trainer, group leader, guide and project cycle trainer in the projects carried out in Kayseri and other cities since 2007. Our coordinator also participated in Project Cycle Management trainings which Minister of European Union carried out in 2008-2009, he also attended the education of educators so he has got trainer certificate. Moreover, he has taken part in trainings which European Union Education and Youth Programmes Center Headship carried out at certain intervals, he has contributed to these programmes to grow up locally by having national multipliers training


Kürşat Demiryürek is a professor of extension education in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey. He got BSc  on Agricultural Economics and MSc on Rural Distance Education both from Ankara University. He did his PhD from Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department of Reading University, England. His PhD thesis was about Agricultural Information Systems for organic and conventional hazelnut producers in Turkey. He has professional experiences and conducted research in rural extension, agricultural information systems, social network analysis, organic agriculture, rural distance education and academic entrepreneurships. He has worked as short time experts in several EU, UNDP and FAO's rural extension and development projects in Turkey.

Saadettin KAPUCU

Sadettin Kapucu received his BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, in 1987 and 1990. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Gaziantep, Turkey 1994. He is currently a professor of at the same university and the Head of Machine Theory and Dynamics Division. His research interests include robotics, robot vision, industrial hydraulic power control, and creative/innovative problem-solving(TRIZ). He has published over 50 articles on these topics. In addition, he has contributed to seven patents currently registered and used in industry. He has also developed course and courses’ material on the “Inventive Problem-Solving in Engineering Design”.


I graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University of Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Department of Statistics in Samsun/Turkey, in 2001. I completed my master between 2003-2005 in the same department of same university. And than, I completed my doctoral thesis Dokuz Eylül University Department of Primary Mathematics Education in İzmir/Turkey between 2006-2012.  My doctoral thesis includes high level thinking skills in problem based learning process. My study areas are math education, problem based learning, creative thinking, creative drama, high level thinking and problem solving. I completed two years of creative drama education. I am working at Ondokuz Mayıs University Department of Primary Mathematics Education in Samsun/Turkey now.


Hiroko Kawamorita is a Lecturer at Ondokuz Mayis University in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is also an Entrepreneurship Development Coordinator at the International Relation’s office, responsible for creating and implementing institutional projects. In addition, she is working on national and international applied research projects in the field of entrepreneurship education. She has studied and worked in different countries for over 19 years including UK, Italy, Iran, Jordan, Turkey and Maldives. Her area of  research interests are  Entrepreneurship Development, Entrepreneurial University and Higher Education systems and  Social Entrepreneurship.


He was born in 1978 in Samsun. He graduated from Fırat University, Department of Physics in 2001. He completed his master's degree in Physics Department of the Institute of Science at Ondokuz Mayıs University and he still continues his doctoral studies at the same university. He has been working at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics since 2004. He has nine articles published in international refereed (SCI) journals. He participated in "TRIZ for Entrepreneurs" project which was carried out with Ondokuz Mayıs University in 2017 EU Project. TRIZ participated in training and seminars on innovation and patents. He has participated in international conferences in his field. In the field of renewable energy, he is one of the inventors of three inventions to TURKPATENT Application No. 2018/07177, 2018/11960, 2018/19247. He is married and has two children.


Born in Karabük in 1989. She graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Physics Department in 2013. She completed her master's degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics in the same university between 2015-2018. She is continuing her PhD at the same university. She has two articles published in international refereed (SCI) journal. In 2015, she worked as an instructor in 4004 Tübitak  "I Learn the Planet I Live- IV" project. She participated in "TRIZ for Entrepreneurs" project which was carried out with Ondokuz Mayıs University in 2017 EU Project. She attended TRIZ, Innovation and Patent Training and Seminars. Attended international conferences on her field as a listener.


Zafer CANER is a lecturer at the Gümüşhane University. He graduated from Physics Department at the Ondokuz Mayıs University. He completed his master of science degree in Nuclear Physics at the same university. He continues his second postgraduate education in the field of radiological sciences. He started his academic life as a lecturer at Gümüşhane University in 2021. He participated in international conferences related to his field with oral and poster presentations.
He founded OMU Energy Club in 2007 and served as club president for three years. Between 2009 and 2011, he participated in TÜBİTAK Alternative Energy Vehicle Races as team captain and project manager.

As an R&D specialist in the private sector, he worked on the creation of special production projects, technical drawing, planning, mechanical design of automation systems, software development.

Özgür TÜRK

Özgür TÜRK graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of Physics in 2011. In 2019, he received his master's degree in light pollution. He is both a teacher and a planetarian at a private college. He is also the coach of the robot team in college. He has done many science projects, participated in robot tournaments and organized sky observation activities. His areas of interest are innovation, robotics and astronomy.


She was born in 1985 in Ankara. In 2008, he graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Physics Department. She is currently doing a master's degree in the field of Nuclear Physics at the Institute of Science at the same university. She is married and has two children.

Tilbe USAL

I was born in 12/02/1995 in Elazığ. I graduated from Mehmet Koloğlu Anatolian High School. I graduated from the optics and acoustics engineering of Gaziantep University. I'm doing a Master's degree in Physics at Ondokuz Mayis University. I was intern engineer Borsan Group's Borled Factory in the r & d department. I received training and certification on calibration and lighting design. I know Computer programs such as Office, C ++, Matlab, Zemax, Odeon, SketchUp, Autocad. I have a Dialux  certificate of computer program. My english is medium level.

Gülcan AKTUĞ

Gülcan AKTUĞ was born in 1998 in Bartın. She completed her primary education in Çerkezköy and secondary education in Çorlu, Tekirdağ. In 2016, she graduated from Ticaret Borsası Anatolian High School. She has been studying  Industrial Engineering for three years at the Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University. She is a member of the professional community


Enis Güzel was born in 1992 in Mersin. He completed his primary and secondary education in Public Schools in Mersin. He completed his high school education in the current high school, Erdemli İMKB Science High School. He graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physics Teaching. He started his graduate studies in Physics Department.He is continuing his graduate studies in the Department of Physics of Atom and Molecule Physics at the same university.


Nur İşcan was born in 1997 in Sorgun. She completed his primary and secondary education at Sorgun Mehmet Akif Ersoy Secondary School. After graduating from Sorgun Anatolian High School in 2016, she started to study Chemical Engineering at University of Samsun 19 Mayıs She is currently a first year student and a member of the board of directors of the Chemical Engineers Process Society, the professional community of the department.


Elif Köse was born in 1998 in Ordu. She completed her primary, secondary and high school in Ordu. In 2016, she got into the departmant  of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Ondokuz Mayıs University. In 2017, she participated in NASA Space Apps Challenge by Ondokuz Mayıs University. She took charge in the community of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and organized various activities for three years.


Ceren Bocnak (Student), borned in 1997 in Ankara. She graduated from Golbasi High School and in 2016 she started studying computer engineering in Ondokuz Mayis University. She had responsibilities in social communities of the faculty. And also she worked as a vice chairman of the board in  artificial intelligence commumity of the University between 2019-2020. She continues to publish her articles on blog pages in order to share her knowledge and experience by closely following the latest technologies.

Emircan BAL

He was born in Tarsus in 2000.He completed his primary education and secondary education at Sadık Eliyeşil primary school.He graduated from Private Köklü High School in 2018 and he got into Samsun 19 Mayıs Üniversity in the department of Chemical Engineering.He is now first year pupil and he is member of Proses community which is professional community of department.Also , he has been taking duties in the community of E Sport and IEEE.

Sertap SİVRİ

Sertap Sivri was born in 1997 in Bodrum. She completed her primary, secondary and high school in Ankara. In 2015, she started depertmant  of Electrical and electronics engineering at Ondokuz Mayıs University. In 2017, she participated in TUBİTAK unmanned aerial vehicle competition as a team captain she has been taken duties in the community of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)  for 3 years as a president, vice president and treasurer. Her areas of interest are automation and renewable energy sources.


I graduated from Primary Mathematics Education in Education Faculty. I go on master’s degree. I took “creativity and creativity problem solving in mathematics education” lesson at master’s degree. I am working creative problem solving. I am developing creative products. I love to paticipate in group works. I am successful student in social communication and group work in the social project.


She was born in 1999. She studied at Yenişehir Anadolu High School. She is studying chemical engineering at Ondokuz Mayıs Unıversity. She applied to TUBITAK University Students Project Competition with a project in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. She is interested in innovation.