The World at My Fingertips” won second prize

The World at My Fingertips, a social innovation project by Sabancı University students, came second in the Social Category of the Dream and Well Make it Come True” competition among 2080 submissions in 6 categories by 1458 students from 156 universities in Turkey.

Umur Kurtuluş, Altuğ Ceceli and İpek Köse, three students of the social innovation and entrepreneurship course given by Sabancı University Entrepreneurship Council Director and School of Management faculty member Dilek Çetindamar won second prize in the Social Category of the “Dream and We’ll Make it Come True” competition held by the Credit Registration Bureau.

Our students received their prizes at a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

The name of their project is “The World at My Fingertips.” The project aims to help sight-impaired people visualize the best-known landmarks and artistic works of the world. A team of volunteers will choose the landmarks to appear in the exhibition. Reliefs of these landmarks will be created, along with relevant information in Braille. Visitors will be able to explore these landmarks by tracing them with their fingertips, and receive more information about their history and significance. The exhibition will tour different cities to reach more visitors.