Participants 2016-2017

This year, 262 students from 26 universities applied to the IMLEAP programme, jointly run by Siemens Healthineers Turkey and Boğaziçi University Technology Transfer Office. 9 teams completed the program with success. The finals were held on March 17, 2017, with the participation of Boğaziçi University Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmed Özkan, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Ayşın Ertüzün, Siemens Turkey CEO Mr. Hüseyin Gelis and Siemens Healthcare Turkey Managing Director Mr. Şevket On. The teams’ works were evaluated by a jury from Boğaziçi University and Siemens. All teams presented multiple projects. The first ranked team will represent the IMLEAP program at Innovation Research Lab Exhibition (IRLE’17) at Erlangen, Germany.

Participants’ List:



Ceyhun Yılmaz

TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

Fatma Gözde Yüce

TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

Selen Yetiş

TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

TEAM 2 (Ranked 1st)


Ayşema Koskos

Başkent Üniversitesi

Berk Yıldız

Başkent Üniversitesi

Ebru Aydemir

Erciyes Üniversitesi

Özgün Özsoy

Başkent Üniversitesi



Burak Yiğit

Başkent Üniversitesi

Duygu Kayaoğlu

Başkent Üniversitesi

Gizem Yıldırım

Başkent Üniversitesi

Mert Durbey Demirel

Başkent Üniversitesi

Rukiye Numanoğlu Tekin

Başkent Üniversitesi

Şeyma Esen

Başkent Üniversitesi

TEAM 4 (Ranked 3rd)


Aybala Coşkun

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Gazel Öner

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Oğuz Kayhan

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Sergen Haydın

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Umut Karadeniz

Yeditepe Üniversitesi



Betül Kaymaz

İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi

Beyza Paşaoğlu

Koç Üniversitesi

Elif Tansu Öz

Sabancı Üniversitesi

Nefise Elif Çabuk

İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi

Sıla Sandık

Sabancı Üniversitesi

TEAM 6 (Ranked 2nd)


Ahmet Sakal

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Hatice Esra Kocapınar

Yeni Yüzyıl Üniversitesi

İsmail Küçüker

İstanbul Yeni Yüzyil Üniversitesi

Nazlı Eser Kaya

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Sertan Tek

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi



Ata Berk Erken

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi

Erdem Arınç Bulgur

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Meltem Esengönül

Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi

Orkun Atik

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi



Aybeniz Ece Çetin

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Bilgin Kahraman

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi

Doğangün Uzun

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Ozan Genç

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Zuhal Gizem Eyvaz

Sabancı Üniversitesi



Duygu Geçkin

Namık Kemal Üniversitesi

Kübra Gencman

İstanbul Üniversitesi

Muhammet Turhan Canlı

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi

Mentors’ List:


Hamdi Torun, PhD                             Gürdal Şahin

Burçin Ünlü, PhD                               Erdem Alptekin

Suzan Üsküdarlı, PhD                         Efsun Saraç

Evren Samur, PhD                              Mehmet Ayçin

Esin Öztürk Işık, PhD                          Enis Sonomel



Sample Projects 2016-2017


Ayşema Koskos, Berk Yıldız, Ebru Aydemir, Özgün Özsoy

Yön-X is a multifunctional and multilingual (currently, English and Turkish) kiosk that has been designed to help patients navigate in a large hospital complex, with the aim to minimize the time loss for patients and to help hospital personnel improve patient satisfaction and quality of service towards a better hospital management. Yön-X system also includes an audio and visual navigation unit for the disabled, a printer unit for printing map with directions, a QR code reading unit for directing patients to the next destination, an associated mobile app with GUI, a feedback area for complaints and suggestions, and a list of pharmacies on duty.


Aybala Coşkun, Gazel Öner, Oğuz Kayhan,

Sergen Haydın, Umut Karadeniz

Crowd is one of the main problems in hospitals. Our system integrates indoor personnel tracking with procedures that patients undergo (ie patients admittance to departments/units). Departments are identified with respect to their positions in the hospital and personnel's are categorized according to their skills. The minimum personnel requirements of each department are tracked in real-time, as well as the personnel locations. The indoor positioning system used is robust against LAN failures. The system increases personnel efficiency, decreases costs and minimizes congestion in the hospital.


Betül Kaymaz, Beyza Paşaoğlu, Elif Tansu Öz,

Nefise Elif Çabuk, Sıla Sandık

The purpose of this project is to protect patients and radiology technicians from exposure of high-level radiation in and outside of the radiology rooms. We propose a radiation shielding/absorbing dye that will be produced by mixing domestic dye and radiation absorbing material which can reduce the energy of radiation to harmless energy levels. The material is a derivative of boron. It is cheaper and lighter than the lead which is currently used. The innovative dye can be easily applied to the walls, decreasing the shielding costs significantly.


Ahmet Sakal, Hatice Esra Kocapınar, İsmail Küçüker,

Nazlı Eser Kaya, Sertan Tek

The hot lab is where the radioactive solutions are prepared for nuclear medicine. All the processes are done manually and this causes the technician to be exposed to high levels of radiation. Hot Box transforms the hot lab into a self-contained closed system. With this project, all processes are going to be automated. The significant point is that the box is surrounded by lead not to emit any radiation to the surrounding. Also with exactly the same inputs we aimed to obtain more accurate outputs with higher safety standards and quality. In a nutshell, our aim in this project has been to improve human health! With an automated system the Hot Box ensures that it provides a certain quality for the output. Also by downscaling the size of the hot lab to a box it gets an extra plus.

Programme Calendar 2016-2017

Each project team are assigned with two mentors; one academics from Boğaziçi University and one business professional from Siemens Turkey. For 2016 -2017 Term, mentors are listed in alphabetical order below.


Program will be as follows:

July:  The development of web site and preparation of announcement
August: Releasing call for participation to all universities via mailings and social media.
14 October 2016: Deadline for application
14 November 2016: The start of IMLEAP after the announcement of selected participants. (Evaluation phase will be carried out by IMLEAP Academic Director and Program Director)

The programme of the training week:

Day 1
14th November 2016

Theory of innovation management
Team building
Communication techniques,
Project assignment and first brainstorming sessions

Day 2
15th November 2016

Visit to 1 public hospital (Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital) and making observation

Day 3
16th November 2016
Visit to 1 private hospital (Acıbadem Fulya Hospital) and making observation

Day 4
17th November 2016

Reporting observations and preparing presentation (~5min)

Day 5
18th November 2016

Meeting mentors/adviors, matching and pairing mentors and project teams, presentations of project ideas and deciding on focus area

December, January, February: Working on the project Interaction with mentors in personal meetings or livemeetings (project teams are required to meet their mentors at least once in a month)
17 March 2017:  Final presentations to the jury and award cerenomy
March-June: Together with mentors, preparing for Innovation Research Lab Exhibition, Erlangen
July: Participation at Innovation Research Lab Exhibition, Erlangen and poster presentation.