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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 17 March, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Ankara Subregion
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Fevzi
Gökalp
Cluster Manager
+903123855090
fevzi.gokalp@ostim.org.tr
Male
Esma
Akyüz
Project Manager
+903123855090
esma.akyuz@ostim.org.tr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Materials, components and systems for construction
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
158
Number of SME members: 
136
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
17
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

ISIM aims at increasing the collaboration between its members and the innovation providers. In this context, ISIM carries out B2B meetings with sectoral customers, collaboration with public and financial institutions, organises training & consultancy programmes, national & international trade delegations, fair visits and other forms of promotion. In addition, the cluster publishes monthly newsletters, arranges seminars, breakfast meetings and network events to contribute to the sectoral development of the Region.

The main target of ISIM Cluster is the development of innovations and partnerships of its members in order to increase the national and international competitiveness and ensure their brand will become global. Specific objectives are;  Increase the quality standards of production,  Identify the best international markets to construction sector,  Support project development process of companies,  Perform capacity Studies for high-tech products  Increase the awareness of the companies on quality and standards,  Support R&D activities,  Improve the collaboration within the region,  Increase the competitiveness of producers,  Impact on sectoral political strategies,  Develop new services for cluster members  Create an International Accredited Shared Testing Laboratory  Transfer of best practices Therefore, ISIM helps to improve construction sector in Ankara and, thanks to its regional development model, the voice of Construction Machinery is heard at national level. In addition to this, ISIM affects the education level of industry workers and the employment rate. At national scale, the cluster has a big role in order to develop the industry as a whole, putting forward the flexible production ability of Turkish companies as a competitive approach in international seminars.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Kenya
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Croatia
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
TUSCANY FASHION CLUSTER
THE TEXTILE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE - TCOE
ATEVAL
FUNDECYT
TSUNAMI
HAMBURG AVIATION
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are experienced cluster on international project and colloboration with clusters abroad. We have finished 3 European Union project about cluster. We know how to do a EU project or how a consortium work together.

Also we have 10 years experience about cluster activities (like promoting, supporting collaborative activities, b2b meetings, etc.) We can share our experience on clustering activities. Besides we have Bronze Labelled Cluster anymore as a result of our COSME CLUSTEM project.