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TURKEY SME Support Programs


SME Definition in Turkey

 SMEs are divided to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises according to Regulation Concerning Definition, Qualifications and Classification Of Small And Medium Enterprises.
o    Micro-enterprises: The category of micro enterprises is made up enterprises which employ fewer than ten persons and which have annual turnover or one of annual financial balance sheet not exceeding one million Turkish Liras.
o    Small enterprises: The category of small enterprises is made up enterprises which employ fewer than fifty persons and which have annual turnover or one of annual financial balance sheet not exceeding eight millions Turkish Liras.
o    Medium enterprises: The category of medium enterprises is made up enterprises which employ fewer than two hundred and fifty persons and which have annual turnover or one of annual financial balance sheet not exceeding forty million Turkish Liras.
In order to benefit from KOSGEB Supports SMEs must be under the limits (Table 1) of number of employees, revenue and net sales.

Table 1 SME Definition in TURKEY


KOSGEB Support Programs

The General Support Programme consists of various supports for the following indicated purposes:
·         Providing SMEs to produce high quality and efficient goods/services,
·         Supporting general enterprise development activities to increase the competitive power and level of SMEs,
·         Developing promotion and marketing activities to increase domestic and foreign market shares of SMEs.
In the scope of the General Support Programme 470.000 TL[1] (90.384 Euro) support is given to SMEs. Support rate is %50.

·      Domestic Fair Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 45.000 TL.

·      Business Trip Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 20.000 TL.

·      Advertisement Support (Advertisement, Catalog and web Mobil Advertisement)
o    Support Upper Limit is 25.000 TL.

·      Matching Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 30.000 TL.

·      Qualified Staff Employment Support

o   Support Upper Limit is 50.000 TL.

·      Consultancy Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 22.500 TL.

·      Training Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 20.000 TL.

·      Energy Efficiency Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 75.000 TL.

·      Design Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 22.500 TL.

·      Industrial Property Rights Support
o   Support Upper Limit is 30.000 TL.

·      Certification Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 30.000 TL.

·      Test, Analysis and Calibration Support
o   Support Upper Limit is 30.000 TL.

·      Independent Auditing Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 15.000 TL.

·      Voluntary Specialized Support
o    Support Upper Limit is 15.000 TL.

·      Logistic Support
o   Support Upper Limit is 15.000 TL.

KOBIGEL Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 1.000.000 TL.
Within the scope of the KOBİGEL SME Development Support Programme including regional and sectoralbased projects calls 1.000.000 TL support is given to SMEs.
Table 2 KOBIGEL Support Programme Limits

R&D and Innovation Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 1.500.000 TL.
In order to enhance R&D capacity of SMEs, up to 1.500.000 TL support is given according to R&D Project that prepared by SMEs.
Table 3 R&D Innovation Support Programme Limits

Industrial Application Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 818.000 TL.
After completed R&D Project succesfully, KOSGEB gives support to SMEs for Commercialise a R&D project, new process, information or service in scope of the Industrial Application Programme.
Table 4 Industrial Application Programme Support Limits

Emerging Companies Market SME Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 500.000 TL.
This is the support which is provided for the aim of covering the expenditures of market consultancy, SPK board registration, independent audit service etc. expenditures during the initial public offering of SME’s stocks to be exchanged in Borsa İstanbul Emerging Companies Market.
Table 5 Emerging Companies Market SME Support Programme Limits

Technologic Product Promotion and Marketing Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 150.000 TL.
With the Technologic Product Promotion and Marketing (TEKNOPAZAR) Support Programme, KOSGEB provides support for promotion expenditures for enterprises’ technologic product/ prototype.
Tablo 6 Technologic Product Promotion and Marketing Support Programme Limits

Cooperation Collaboration Support Programme

Support Upper Limit is 1.500.000 TL.
SMEs’ cooperation and collaboration projects on co-supply, co-design, co-marketing, co-production, co-laboratory, joint use of machine-equipment and similar subjects are supported.
Table 7 Cooperation Collaboration Support Programme

Credit Interest Support Programme

The Credit Interest Support Programmes are implemented for SMEs which are to use bank loans for operation, investment and export.
o   KOSGEB provides interest support.
o   Maturity of the KOSGEB credit is maximum 48 months and the upper limit can not exceed 300.000 TL per enterprise.

Strategıcal Product Support Programme


Purpose of the program:
o   Localization and nationalization of strategic products with high imports,
o   Increasing use of local inputs in production,
o   The development of technological production capabilities of SMEs,
o   Improving the ability of SMEs and large enterprises to act together,
o   Supporting investments to contribute to the reduction of the current account deficit.
 Project duration and upper limit:
The maximum duration of the project is 36 months and additional time can be given up to 6 months by the decision of the Board. The total upper limit of the support to be given under the program is 5.000.000 TL



[1] 1 Euro = 5,20 TL

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