Clustering Projects

We encourage increase in support and capacity through clustering in different sectors, and inspire reaching a higher competitive level in manufacturing.

Empowering SMEs for Networking and Inter-Regional Cooperation Project

The project ensured that SMEs are supported in areas such as raising competitiveness on the international market, diversification of products and services, improving innovations and labour capacity. Establishment and preservation of cooperation between public-private sector, nongovernmental organisations, and university-industry have been highly supported.

In line with the project objectives, Clustering Info Centres were established in selected five pilot cities:

Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry -Çorum

Exporters' Association of South Eastern Anatolia - Gaziantep

Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Kahramanmaraş

Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Samsun

Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Trabzon

The Cluster Info Centres, which are a part of global networks that have practical information and experience on clustering, created a model that can be operated in both pilot provinces and throughout the country in the future.

At these centres, SMEs are equipped with a strategic support in training, access to information, and improving efficiency and competitiveness. 700 SMEs were contacted, and a 20% increase was achieved in the effectiveness and similar performances of SMEs taking part in clusters, which are a project target.

An up-to-date Information Management System was activated which facilitates SMEs, clusters and supporting institutions to access and share information on various sectors and fields.

20 sector-based clusters joined the National Comparison System. Development and changes of clusters are supervised in this way.

A cooperation strategy for sectors that have priority in exportation and strategic roadmaps for business clusters were developed.

Detail information:

+90 312 204 75 00

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Business Cluster of Maraş Pepper Project

The project aimed to increase the productivity and competitiveness of both suppliers and businesses by implementing innovative and technological solutions to all the steps of packaging and delivering the product to the end user. To this end, a business cluster is established, made up of all the pepper producing SMEs in the city.

The project, focus on a cluster that increases the capacity of pepper producing businesses and also encourages their cooperation. As a result of this cooperation each member of the business cluster decreases production costs, thus increasing their advantages in marketing and competitiveness.

The common packaging unit built within the business cluster is open to the use of all SMEs and facilitate their access to technology. The machines and equipment required to carry out the business cluster activities are also procured within the scope of the Project.

As part of the Project, a food laboratory is established for comprehensive analysis of products.

Detail information:

+90 344 231 32 12

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