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Eskisehir Chamber of Industry

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 11 November, 1968
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Bursa Subregion
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
Accredited by TOBB
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ismail
Ozturk
Internationalisation Responsible
+90 222 2360360
ismail.ozturk@eso.org.tr
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Metalworking Technology
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Aircraft
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & environment
Transport & logistics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
34
Number of SME members: 
26
Number of larger company members: 
4
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Eskişehir Aviation Cluster (ESAC), operating by Eskisehir Chamber of Industry, is a legal initiative serving as Eskişehir's primary organization devoted to aviation based economic development of the province. ESAC's mission is to promote aviation capacity in Eskişehir which will attract and help create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries relating to aviation.

 

ESAC accomplishes this mission by focusing on SME's in aviation industry or which have a capacity to be involved in aviation supply chain. In collaboration with Eskişehir Chamber of Industry, Eskişehir Organized Industrial Zone, Anadolu University and other supplementary units in Eskişehir, ESAC helps to improve Eskişehir's business climate for aviation industry thus ensuring the province's global competitiveness.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

ESAC mainly provides services such as technical assessment, export support, finance, networking, information, training, workshop and internationalization for its members.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Canada
Japan
Mexico
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: 
Belgium
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

ESAC provides services such as vocational trainings, internationalization, business development, capacity building etc. ESAC has been implementing projects in cooperation with Europen partners and the Ministry of Economy including special activities as needs analysis survey, trainings, b2b events, fair participations and trade missions that ESAC members can benefit from these services. ESAC has realized several international and trans national trade missions, matchmaking and B2B events via these projects.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Aerospace Valley, Europe
Hamburg Aviation e.V., Europe
Normandie AeroEspace, Europe
Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale, Europe
HEGAN - Basque Aerospace Cluster, Europe
Niedersachsen Aviation, Europe
AERA - ASOCIACION AEROANUTICARAGONESA, Europe
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME

Clean Aerospace Regions (CARE) - FP7

SHAREBOX - H2020

EACP ABROAD - COSME

ESAC has implemented regional and national funded projects financing by the related ministries and regional development agency. ESAC has established a CMM Test Center by using the grants for its members and realized many events and organizations with the support programmes.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Participation in FP7, H2020 and COSME projects. Also, completion of national and regional funded projects as a young cluster founded in 2011.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Because, ESAC is a young, dynamic and open to coperation Cluster. It has considerable advantages in terms of capacity, capability, location and historical backround in the aviation industry in order to create new cooperation opportunities with partners.