A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.


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24226 Kiel / Heikendorf

S.M.I.L.E.-FEM GmbH is your premium provider for advanced numerical calculations. Since October 1, 2008, we offer advanced calculations and simulations for the disciplines structural mechanics, multiphysics, interaction, life cycle and fatigue as well as explicit dynamics.The acronym SMILE stands for the initials of these five disciplines. We offer customized engineering services and ensure a reliable, competent and confidential performance within the agreed deadlines.

Main Objectives

  •  Structural mechanics
  •  Harmonic response analyses, spectrum analyses and buckling analyses
  •  Coupling with thermodynamic calculations
  •  Coupling with CFD calculations (FSI) and with chemical reactions (fire)
  •  Lifetime calculations and assessment of the fatigue strength
  •  Explicit dynamics for highly dynamical processes (groundings, collisions, pressure waves, crack propagation)

ISO 9001 und ISO 14001

We are certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and proud of our proven quality and environmental management.

Security Clearance (Ü2)

All staff members have a security clearance (Ü2) for military information classified up to the level 'secret'.


Our engineering services significantly contribute to the optimization of your products and the reduction of your product development processes.

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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

Our newsletter

News, projects and events from the maritime industry and MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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