ISEK – Istanbul Health Industry Cluster; founded in 2014, is an expansion of Inovita Istanbul Cooperation Platform for Life Science and Technologies. Inovita Platform has been founded by Bogazici University (managing partner of ISEK) in 2011 in order to develop the university-industry cooperation for Istanbul region. In 2014, Inovita has transformed and expanded its business network into a regional thematic industrial cluster, ISEK with the support from Istanbul Chamber of Commerce that has more than 17.000 members. ISEK is mainly a cluster of health-tech companies, with additional supporting members (university research centers, public institutions and NGOs). Industrial companies differ from large-scale corporations to SMEs and start-ups, and they are active in various fields such as medical device, pharmaceutical or biotechnology. ISEK comprises more than 120 firms, 17 universities (mainly through its relevant research centers), 11 NGOs and 3 Public Institutions.