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Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association / Turkish Cosmetics Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 2 September, 1991
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Istanbul Subregion
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
SUSCHEM
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Fatma
SOYER
Cluster Manager
+902124540897
fatma.soyer@immib.org.tr
Female
Meltem
ŞİMŞEK
Project Manager
+902124540126
meltem.simsek@immib.org.tr
Female
Mehmet
KARAÇOBAN
Other
+905497248972
mehmet.karacoban@immib.org.tr
Male
Dilara
AKÇAÖREN
Internationalisation Responsible
+902124541734
dilara.akcaoren@immib.org.tr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Upstream Chemical Products
Technology fields: 
Care, Hygiene, Beauty
Inorganic Substances
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Export Registration, Trade Promotion,R&D, Innovation and Design Activities, Economic Research and Reporting;Consulting;Training
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
46
Number of SME members: 
46
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
R&D Project Bazaar
Accelerator
TIM/TEB Girişim Evi
Co-working Space
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Turkish Cosmetics Clusters is a cluster that was formed by the initiatives of İKMİB (İstanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters Association) in order to foster innovation and prioritize the efforts and firms who has innovative aspects and collaboration potential for the future business endeavors through a funded project

Cluster is a result of a project funded by the initiative of named UR-GE. UR-GE Project (Supporting The Development Of International Competitiveness) is a sectoral cluster project for developing export capacities of Turkish manufacturer companies. The companies gathered by the Exporter Association, by the sectoral associations and federations that they a member of, participate in activities approved by Ministry of Economy, to improve their knowledge of competitiveness

Turkish Cosmetics Cluster (TCC), operating by Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association, is a legal initiative serving as İstanbul's primary organization devoted to cosmetics based economic development of the province. TCC's mission is to promote cosmetics capacity in İstanbul and to stimulate innovative activity by promoting sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise which will attract and help create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries relating to Cosmetics and led our members to participate in innovation meetings, fairs and project globally.

Turkish Cosmetics Cluster established as a project to Turkish support fund UR-GE during the project there has been many analsis and reports focused on Cosmetics sector.If we look at the future forecast in summary; According to report, the global cosmetics market reached US $ 532 billion by the end of 2017 and is expected to reach US $ 805 billion by 2023 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.14%. In the same report, the reason for the increase is the significant increase in demand of the men's population as well as the demand for the aging population to appear young in addition to the demand that continues to increase.

 

Among Our Objectives;

  • Support youth scale-up and enrtepreneurship activities with collaborative solutions
  • Foster innovation and create alternative fund mechanism for our members
  • İncrease exports, verify product items, ensure competition power for the products, help exporters and defend members' benefits.
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
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Access to the European Internal Market: The organisation deals with fairs and consultancy activities as well as governmental supports for accessing and creating new markets in Europe as well as other regions. Internationalization Support: B2B meetings, fairs, workshops organised and supported

IKMIB also supports INOSUIT - INNOVATION FOCUSED MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

https://www.tim.org.tr/en/inosuit-innovationfocused-mentorship

IKMIB also supports and encourages its members to attent Enrtepreneurship/Start-up financing Seminars

http://www.ikmib.org.tr/tr/deik-ie-business-school-ile-blockchain-uygulamalari-ve-girisimcilik-finansmani-semineri.html

 

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
India
Mexico
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United Arab Emirates
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Romania
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

IKMIB  always supported and sent its members to innovation events like Slush Helsinki 2019. It is our upmost priority to  keep fair and missions support alive in order for our members to expand their market and ideas on innovation

https://www.slush.org/events/helsinki/#/concepts=&dayFilters=&industries=&sideEventId=&targetAudience=

http://www.ikmib.org.tr/tr/slush-etkinligine-katilim.html

IKMIB also supports, holds and organizes bilateral/unilateral study visits

http://www.ikmib.org.tr/tr/turkrus-ortak-sanayi-calisma-grubu-oscg-toplantisi.html

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

IKMIB has participated 10 UR-GE(Supporting the Development of International Competitiveness)  state funded projects with 10 cluster that are under IKMIB umbrella.

UR-GE Clustering projects aims, under the leadership of cluster organisations in cooperation with companies;

Common needs analysis, Joint learning (training and counseling) Joint marketing (promotion, brand, trade delegation, twinning is to support the export-oriented actions and activities.

UR-GE is a cluster establishment and development support organised by Turkish State

http://urgeturkey.com/en/

http://www.ikmib.org.tr/tr/ur-ge.html

IKMIB Participated in many project some of them are:

  • Total Quality and Innovation in Industrial Design (IMPACT) İstanbul Development Agency Funded
  • Rapid Prototyping Center İstanbul Development Agency Funded
  • NIR-VANA Project EU Commission Funded
  • The Poverty Alleviation Project of the Chemical Sector IPA Funded
  • ENGI4NE-2 EC funded project
  • Chemical Movetech EC funded project   

 

For Detailed information: http://www.ikmib.org.tr/tr/faaliyetlerimiz-projeler.html

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

IKMIB and Turkish Cosmetics Cluster are experienced in projects. Turkish Cosmetics Cluster has a fully covered strategic plan and reports for future endavours.