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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CLUSTER

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Ankara Subregion
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Durali
ÇİÇEK
Cluster Manager
+90546401257
duralicicek@gmail.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Broadband Technologies
Network Technology, Network Security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
142
Number of SME members: 
138
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
16
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
HAVELSAN
Larger Company
i2i
SME
PIWORKS
Larger Company
CTECH
Larger Company
OSTİM Organized Industrial Zone
Technology Center
OSTİM Teknopark
Technology Center
OSTİM Technical University
University
ODTÜ Technocity
Technology Center
METU
University
Teknopark İstanbul
Technology Center
TÜBİTAK
Research Organisation
BİLKENT
University
İTÜ
University
Altınbaş Üniversity
University
TOBB ETÜ
University
Çankaya Üniversity
University
Medipol University
University
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University
University
Ankara Chamber of Industry
Research Organisation
İstanbul Chamber of Industry
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Communication Technologies Cluster

Communication Technologies Cluster (HTK), bringing together stakeholders in the communication technology sector; to act jointly, to reinforce the local and national development in the field of economy and industry, to meet the needs of the sector and to compete in the international markets, to commercialize the knowledge developed by the universities on this subject, to meet the needs of the operators providing services with hardware, software and material manufacturers in the sector.

The cluster which will establish collaborations for the development of the sector and determine future targets, will provide them with a wide range of opportunities in new technology research, institutionalization, finance management, quality management, and cost management, process management to ensure the competitiveness and sustainability of its members. Also HTK has strong collobration with Ministery of Industry and Technology, Ministery of Trade, Minister of Transportation and  Infrastructure, Information Technologies and Communication Institution, KOSGEB.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Details of support services: 

Communication Technologies Cluster (HTK) actions;

  • Organisations
  • Meeting
  • Fairs
  • Projects
  • Media works
  • Networking actions etc. 

For developing of members bussiness. 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Azerbaijan
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
South Africa
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Bulgaria
Germany
Latvia
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ARUS(https://www.anadoluraylisistemler.org/)
OSSA(http://www.ostimsavunma.org/)
OSTİM MEDİKAL(http://www.medikalkume.com/)
OSTİM KAUÇUK(http://www.kaucukteknolojileri.com/)
ENERJİK(http://www.ostimenerjik.com/)
İŞİM(http://www.isim.org.tr/)
ALL CLUSTERS WITHIN AKİP(http://www.akip.org.tr/clusters)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

http://www.htk.org.tr/haberler

END TO END LOCAL AND NATIONAL 5G COMMUNICATION PROJECT 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

http://www.htk.org.tr/

We have strong networking actions, and stron members working in the field of communications sector. We also have good communication with Turkish Government and Turkish GSM Operators.