A Network of around 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: By members for members

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperations in the Northern German maritime industry. It creates platforms so that stakeholders are able to interact with each other and it also promotes interfaces with other industries.

SMM – the leading global maritime trade fair

  • Die SMM ist eine Veranstaltung der Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Die Hamburg Messe hat pro Jahr mehr als 40 Eigen- und Gast-Veranstaltungen mit rund 12.000 Ausstellern und cirka 700.000 Besuchern aus aller Welt.
    SMM – the leading global maritime trade fair
    Messeplatz 1
    20357 Hamburg


SMM is the world’s leading maritime industries trade fair with more than 2,200 exhibitors. Major players from more than 66 nations present the advanced technologies for the industry at the Hamburg Fair site every two years. SMM is more than just a trade fair; a comprehensive programme of workshops, symposia and conferences offers some 50,000 international trade visitors a perfect meeting place for the whole maritime industry. Watch our trailer and let us inspire you: www.smm-hamburg.com/trailer.

Main Objectives

  • Leading maritime industries exhibition
  • Networking
  • Conferences
  • Symposias
  • Awards presentations

Meeting of the global players

As interested visitor you meet the global players of the maritime industry. Consult with them about new products and services and make important contacts. The conferences and workshops with prominent guests and speakers will offer new insights and added value.
SMM is a unique opportunity to meet key players, display business strengths, establish new contacts and exchange knowledge with peers.

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Cross-state Network of the Maritime Industry

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

A Maritime Network

Around 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already members of the MCN. The members.

Input and Exchange on Topics That Concern You

Receive 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 finding 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 the MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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