Uniqgene, which is also among the winners of the Sports Innovation Accelerator Program, announced that it received a total of more than ₺4 million in awards and investments in Big Bang 2022, which took place recently.
We first introduced Uniqgene, a local initiative that combines genetic data with physical parameters, in December of last year. Uniqgene, which is also among the winners of the Sports Innovation Accelerator Program, announced that it received a total of more than ₺4 million in awards and investments in Big Bang 2022, which took place recently.
Uniqgene, which was included in ITU Cekirdek in 2022 and was selected among 71 startups out of more than 500 startups, was entitled to be the “Big Bang TOP 20” initiative. Among the awards and investments Uniqgene has received are $185 thousand investment, ₺430 thousand ITU Open Office support, acceptance to the ITU Incubation Program and ITU INNOGATE awards that allow opening to the UK market.
Making statements about the investments and awards received, Uniqgene founders Seher Yurt and Yasemin Uk stated that they thanked the ITU Cekirdek team, Sinan Guler, Anil Ozer, Loran Ozsahakyan, Rasim Tanriverdi and their investors who supported Uniqgene during this process.
In addition to the awards and investments received in Big Bang 2022, Uniqgene, which made an important cooperation, also gained the opportunity to make a pilot application within the scope of the Sports Innovation Accelerator Program implemented by Fenerbahce Sports Club, 1907 Fenerbahce Association and HYPE Sports Innovation, the sports innovation ecosystem.
Uniqgene, which took the first step for the pilot application with the players of Fenerbahce Football Academy, aims to improve the performances of the Football Academy athletes by conducting sports genetic tests.
Yasemin Uk, the founder of Uniqgene, made statements on the subject, shared that with the Uniqgene Genetic Tests carried out, the athletes of Fenerbahce Football Academy tested 12 gene regions in 7 different parameters in total regarding muscle structure, energy metabolism, oxygen capacity, adaptation of the circulatory system to training, injury risk, lactate accumulation and motor learning skills.
Source: Webrazzi / Translated by Irem Yildiz