InnoCampus High School Entrepreneurship and Creativity Camp in Izmir Institute of Technology is realized in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, Mission in Turkey, an organization part of the United Nations system. The aim of the InnoCampus High School Entrepreneurship and Creativity Camp is to provide basic entrepreneurship training for high school students, workshops to improve their personal skills and creativity, and to develop their business ideas through teamwork.
The program will take place on 5 – 10 September. Most promising teams will be invited to InnoCampus High School Entrepreneurship and Creativity Camp. They work for 5 days to develop their business with intensive and practical entrepreneurship training and mentoring support. In addition to entrepreneurship training, InnoCampus containers also include a fabrication laboratory, FabLab, where entrepreneurs can prototype their business ideas. Participants work on fast prototyping methods by participating 3D printer, laser cutter and Arduino workshops in FabLab. On the demo day at the end of the program, they pitch their ideas to the jury, project stakeholders and investors.
InnoCampus İzmir Program targets both locals and individuals from the refugee community in Turkey who want to bring their business ideas to life and want to be entrepreneurs. Application and participation to the program is free. Accommodation is free and will be organized by the program. Participants will be responsible for transportation costs.
InnoCampus is a mobile accelerator / Fab Lab program which travels from city to city helping budding entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life. The prefabricated portable platform consists of 3 containers (total 90 m2) which can be set up and disassembled in just a day and travels from city to city on 3 trucks.
The goal of the InnoCampus is to help young people with the tools and methods they will need at the early stages of their startups, encourage them and connect them with other individuals and organizations that can support them.
So far, InnoCampus has implemented 7 different training programs in Adana, Izmir, Çanakkale, Istanbul and Gaziantep. The next InnoCampus Program will take place in Izmir.
Established in 1951, The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Migration Agency is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
As part of IOM’s Livelihoods Program for refugees living in Turkey and Turkish host community, IOM is partnering with InnoCampus to provide technical and legal expertise to the InnoCampus Startup Accelerator Program.