The network for the maritime industry
Shipbuilding, ship suppliers, marine engineering, shipping, offshore and more: the maritime sector has many facets – and enormous future potential. It is a key industry in Northern Germany and it plays a decisive role in shaping the region’s future economic development.
The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) is an association that promotes and consolidates collaboration within this industry. We bring partners together across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation and innovation across various industries. We assist in the search for innovation partners, advise on incentives and grants, and arrange contacts in the maritime sector.
Regionally active across state boundaries
MCN is a maritime network with more than 350 members from the areas of business, research and politics. With regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein, we have a local presence across the whole region. Shipbuilding, ship suppliers, marine engineering, shipping, offshore and more: the maritime sector has many facets – and enormous future potential.
The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany was founded in 2011. Initially, the federal states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein worked together in the cross-state cluster; in September 2014, Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania joined as well. Since the beginning of 2017, MCN has been operating in the form of an association.
The Agenda 2025 adopted by the General Assembly serves as a guide for the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany until 2025, thus supporting consistent, targeted and effective action. The annual work programmes of the association are drawn up in close connection to this strategy and thus ensure operational concreteity and implementation.