Pilot Provinces and Sectors

Within the scope of the project, implemented by the Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, cooperation has been formed between Clusters Info Spots in Trabzon, Samsun, Çorum, Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep.

After the Clusters Info Spots have been established and they have begun working, fieldwork activities have been initiated for provinces and firms which will provide service.

Local stakeholders in each province, host “Clusters Info Spots” through an office and employee designated in their institutions. “Clusters Info Spot” serves as the local contact point of the project. By means of Clusters Info Spots, economic and sectoral analyses have been conducted in cooperation with local stakeholders. Existing studies and research based on the local conditions have been taken into consideration for these analyses.

Identifying clusters for the project is one of the most important stages of the project. The general approach is not to include big sectors in terms of endorsement but to include sectors which could work based on a clustering approach. In this context, a criteria list has been prepared. The criteria have been analyzed under 4 main topics. These topics are: Economic Impact, Demand, Networking and Cooperation, and Factor Conditions.

Following the economic analyses, the sectors which come to forefront in each province have been identified and activities have been initiated to develop pilot clusters.

In order to evaluate and analyze the results of Economic Analyses, consultation meetings have been organized with the participation of the local stakeholders in each province. Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Development Agencies, Universities and Non-Governmental Agencies in the relevant provinces participated in these meetings. All the institutions and agencies expressed their opinion and the results showed parallelism with the evaluations.

The sectors which were selected following the Economic Analysis with our Local Project Stakeholders are as follows: (These sectors are in pilot provinces where Clusters Info Offices are located)


Pilot Province / Local Stakeholder / Sector

Çorum  /   Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry  /   Food Processing Machines
Gaziantep  /  Southeastern Anatolia Exporters Association  /  Shoe Production
Kahramanmaraş  /   Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry  /  Metal Kitchen Utensils
Samsun  /   Samsun Chamber of Commerce and Industry  /  Medical Equipment and Materials
Trabzon  /  Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry /


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Ekleme Tarihi: 25.05.2013