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MEDIKUM - Medical Industry Innovation Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Samsun Subregion
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Anatolian Clusters Union
Union of Turkish Healthcare Clusters
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Ahmet
Aydemir
Cluster Manager
+903622330321
info@medikum.org.tr
Male
Fatih
Sarac
ECCP Responsible Person
+905356800369
sarac@lominer.com
Male
Selin
Kömürlü
Project Manager
+905383336960
selin@medikum.org.tr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Russian
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Technology fields: 
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Surgery
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Manufacturing of Medical Devices for Surgery
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
40
Number of SME members: 
24
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Samsun Teknopark
Technology center
SABEK A.S.
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Aysam Ortopedi & Tıbbi Aletler Ltd.
SME
Aygün Cerrahi Aletler Ltd.
Larger Company
Bahadır Tıbbi Aletler A.Ş.
Larger Company
Asel Tıbbi Aletler A.S.
SME
Imaretcioglu Ltd.
SME
Olusum Cerrahi Aletler Ltd.
SME
Samsun Teknopark
Technology Center
Middle Blacksea Development Agency
Research Organisation
Ondokuz Mayıs Univeristy Technology Transfer Office
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mission: MEDIKUM creates economic and social value by working with customers and stakeholders to achieve sustainable growth in the medical industry in collaboration with its members.

Vision: "We continually improve MEDIKUM to make it the most efficient and most sustainable healthcare cluster in the region. We create value for our customers by developing value chains, networks and clusters, in both Turkey and growth markets worldwide. As an enterprising cluster, MEDIKUM is willing to be a partner for world-class clients. In this way, we are also strengthening the competitive position of our members."

Strategy: Within these strategy targets, we have set the following top priorities for the coming period:

  • Put extra effort into developing new growth markets for our members
  • Play an active role in the development of cooperation among cluster organizations world wide.
  • Increase the service level of MEDIKUM for our members
  • Enhancing business partnerships among our members and their counterparts by organizing events
  • Create an exellent create for innovaiton with support of universities and technoparks.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
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)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Chile
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Thailand
United States
Viet Nam
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: 
Germany
Italy
Poland
Romania
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

MEDIKUM participate with its members the biggest healthcare exhibitions in Europe as an exhibitor. Also, B2B events organizing inward and outward with other medical industry partners. MEDIKUM is financing these activities with national funding.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
OSTIM Medical Cluster
Istanbul Health Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

-MEDIKUM has its own museum which is established in January 2020. MEDIKUM office also located inside the museum now. The Surgical Instruments Museum presents many medical items from ancient times to modern age. Also, the promotional area established for its members to present their current products for visitors. 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

MEDIKUM is a growing cluster with its members and fully committed to establishing long-term cooperation with its counterparts. MEDIKUM have a well-experienced project team and have the support of many business organizations throughout Turkey.