may have seen the article in issue Number 12 of the Bilkent News about
the Innovative Product Design and Development course, in which Bilkent
students from different departments form groups and establish companies
in order to learn about project development, management and marketing.
During the two semesters of the course, each team creates its own
project from start to finish, and by the end of the year has developed a
One of the many
interesting projects underway in the course is being designed and
developed by a team of students who have founded a company named ETS (Electronic
Tracking Solutions). Their product is a system that tracks football
players during a match in order to provide an instant simulation and
statistics. The system is called "FPTracker." Fatih Sinan Esen (CS) is
ETS's CEO. Nuray Çekirdekçi (MAN) is the CMO, Çiğdem Aslan (MAN) is the
CFO, Miray Aslan (MAN) is the COR, Umut Gülaç (EE) is the Systems
Manager, and Hakan Gürel (CS) and Can Köklü (CS) are the company's
CEO described the system as follows: "Our product is a football player
tracking system, which provides useful statistics about a game and the
players in it to a team's coach. The system also visualizes players'
positions and movements on the field with the use of software running on
a PC, giving the coach the opportunity to observe the progress of the
match as it would be seen from a point of view above the field."
The members of the
company are thinking ahead. They plan to sell their system first in
Turkey and then in Europe, and eventually all around the world. They
have already exhibited and presented their project to the academic staff
of the university at the Traders Conference. "They were interested in
our project and said that it was very good. We got useful feedback, and
now we have great expectations of success, especially in the Cyberpark
Project Competition," said CEO Esen.
To learn more about FP
Tracker, you can visit http://www.fptracker.com or email email@example.com