Clusters Info Spots Have Been Put Into Service (October 2011)

Clusters Info Spots were established in Çorum, Trabzon, Samsun, Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep Provinces and they started serving as of October 2011. In accordance with the procedures of the EU Projects and for the sake of the continuity of Procurement Contracts and Offices; investments for equipment, furnishing and instruments were made in cooperation with the Central Finance and Contracts Unit. In all the Clusters Info Spots, an employee (Clusters Info Spots Official) assigned by the Local Stakeholder Chamber/Association provides support to the Information Centers Coordinators.

 

It is aimed that Clusters Info Spots become a part of a network that could be developed later in other provinces as well. These info Spots will provide information on Clustering / networking to local / regional SMEs and other stakeholders in their regions. These Spots will be active after the project as well and they will provide structured service according to the needs of the regions they are in.

 

Clusters Info Offices have been actively functioning since October and they completed the visits to the firms in priority sectors in May. These Spots have started informing and guiding the firms in the region for activities of UR-GE and cooperation activities such as Cooperation-Leaguing Support Program of Small & Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) etc.