The network for the maritime industry

Stronger together: Fostering collaboration and innovation

The maritime industry in all its facets – shipbuilding, suppliers, marine technology, shipping, offshore and more – offers impressive future potential and substantially shapes economic development in the North. The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) is the hub for promoting and strengthening the maritime sector. By pooling resources across federal state borders and initiating cross-sectoral collaboration and projects, we help to increase the potential for success. Our expertise ranges from procuring innovation partners to providing individual information about funding programmes and establishing important contacts in the maritime sector. We promote cross-industry knowledge transfer and networking through high-quality trade events, workshops and creative event formats.

The Strategy 2025 adopted by our general meeting is the guiding principle for our work until 2025. It ensures focused and effective action, while our annual work programmes are closely linked to this strategy to ensure successful operational implementation.

Locally and nationally: Our reach

With over 350 members from business, academia and politics, the MCN provides an influential maritime network. We have a nationwide presence with offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Because we know: Only through ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders can we find out which course to take, which locks to open and which ports to call at.

Meet our team and get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Five northern German states – one maritime cluster

Founded in 2011, the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany initially comprised the federal states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania joined in September 2014. Since the beginning of 2017, the MCN has been operating as an association and offers its members the opportunity to actively shape the cluster.

“The close and personal engagement with our members is central to our work. This is the best way for us to identify needs, define goals for our work and develop appropriate services.”

– Jessica Wegener, Managing Director, Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

Become part of our network

You can find all information about becoming a member of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany on our website, including our Articles of Association and Financial Regulations. Become a member of the MCN and actively shape the future of the maritime industry!

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