Turkey’s major tech, aviation event TEKNOFEST kicks off

One of the world’s largest technology, aviation and aerospace festivals TEKNOFEST kicked off on Tuesday with an opening ceremony at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

Organized for the fourth time to realize Turkey’s national technology move and transform the country into a tech-producing society, the six-day festival will end on Sunday, Sept. 26.

TEKNOFEST, where various competitions, shows, concerts and events take place, offers visitors of all ages opportunities to experience unforgettable moments.

During the festival, many universities and government institutions along with the defense industry, technology, and aerospace companies exhibit their products, capabilities, and services.

Various military and civil aircraft, defense industry products and state-of-art vehicles are waiting for the visitors in the festival area.

This year 45,000 teams consist of more than 200,000 young people applied to the technological competitions at TEKNOFEST. There were 20,000 applicants in 2018, 50,000 in 2019, and 100,000 last year.

The 2021 edition of the festival is held in line with the instructions of the Ministry of Health due to the covid-19 pandemic, and a limited number of visitors are admitted to the area of 450,000 square meters.

- TEKNOFEST aviation, aerospace, and technology festival

Led by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, TEKNOFEST aerospace and technology festival is organized with the support of 72 stakeholders, including significant technology companies, public institutions, media organizations and universities.

The goal is to realize Turkey's National Technology Move and transform the country into a technology-producing society.

The first two events were held in Istanbul while the third one was organized in Turkey’s southern Gaziantep province.

TEKNOFEST is the world's largest aviation festival based on the number of participants.

The event was visited by 540,000 people in 2018 and some 1 million people in 2019. Last year, the festival hosted over 1.7 million visitors.

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