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.
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Activation of "Speciality Foods Cluster" in the Southeast Anatolia Region Project
Marketing of speciality foods is different from that of typical food products; it is necessary that some products are specially packaged and delivered to the buyer in a different way. However, as they have limited access to national and international markets, local enterprises usually have to sell their products to wholesalers without any brand. The production region is also important; in other words, regional branding is becoming one of the keys to success. However, local enterprises need to act together to ensure regional branding.
With the project developed to tackle the problems mentioned above, a portfolio of the speciality foods in the region is prepared for marketing channels, and price analyses are done. Samples of the products on the list are produced, and at least five are selected; then, support is given for their production and trading in the real market. Administrative structure necessary for the clustering of these products has been established and a system is being developed for the packaging, branding and placement on the market of the speciality food with certain brands.
Under the Activation of Speciality Foods Cluster in the Southeast Anatolia Region project, which also promotes local tastes, it is aimed at establishing a national and international network among the sectors and stakeholders by clustering SMEs.
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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.
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