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Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul.

Innovation has been defined in various ways; two examples are:

  • According to the New Oxford Dictionary (2004, p. 942), innovation means to be able to: "Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products".
  • According to the UK government, "innovation is the process by which new ideas are successfully exploited to create economic, social and environmental value" (BIS 2014, p.7).

within the scope of the capstone project, innovation will simply mean introducing new methods or ideas, often to established products. The process of innovation requires creative thinking, that is, looking at the problem in new and original ways. The purpose of innovation is to enhance the economic, social and environmental value of the product.

The concepts of innovation are closely related to the core attributes that assessors of your capstone project will be looking: good engineering principles, value to society, and innovation.

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