Membership information

Information on membership in the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

Whether project consulting, industry contacts or input and exchange on your topics in one of our specialist groups – our main focus lies in the support of our members and their activities. Find out how you as a member can use the services of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN). For further information on membership, please refer to our Articles of Association and Financial Regulations. The working language of the MCN is German.

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At a Glance

A strong maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions from the areas of maritime business, science and  politics are MCN members. We provide valuable contacts to stakeholders of the industry.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

MCN’s interdisciplinary specialist groups are a source of valuable information on topics of concern to you. Exchange ideas with other group members from different industries, build cooperative alliances and initiate new projects.

MCN specialist groups:
Innovation Management, Maritime Information and Communication Technologies, Maritime Law, Maritime Safety and Security, the Maritime Offshore Wind Sector, Human Resources and Qualification, Ship Efficiency and Underwater Communications

Training and further education

MCN works closely with universities and institutes of further education that include maritime teaching and study programmes in their curricula. We initiate and support education projects in the  maritime sector. We promote trainees and help them network with our apprentice programme.


For further information on membership, please refer to our articles of association and financial regulations.

Out and about at our events

From specialist congresses, workshops and participation in trade fairs to our annual network meet-up, MCN offers a rich and diversified range of events, often free of charge. Let us inspire you! Many of the important industry dates are listed in the maritime calendar on the MCN website.

Innovations and projects

One of MCN's main aims is to promote innovations and projects in the maritime industry. We offer advice on your project ideas, inform you about funding programmes and help in your search for the right project partners.

Present on all channels

You do not only get the latest news from MCN and the maritime industry on our website or the podcast "MCN Radar". MCN is also present on social media. Use all these channels to network with us.

Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Xing | Spotify


More outreach for your company

Present your company profile, and in the business directory, on the MCN website, and broaden the outreach of your company's news with our industry newsletter.
Do you have vacancies in your company? In our job board, you can post open positions free of charge and thus find what you are looking for in the maritime industry.

Would you like to become a member?

Would you like to become a member? If you are interested in membership or if you have further questions, feel free to contact the MCN contact point of your respective state.


MCN contact points


Membership fees

We have recorded a steady growth since our establishment in January 2011. Since then, more than 350 companies, institutions and associations from the maritime industry have joined the network of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany.

Our membership fee starts at 250 euros per year. Annual subscription is graded according to the number of employees or the turnover. Further details can be found in the table* below.

3 employees or max. € 600K turnover€ 287,50 plus VAT
3 to 10 employees or max. € 2 million turnover€ 575 plus VAT
10 to 50 employees or max. € 10 million turnover€ 1,150 plus VAT
50 to 100 employees or max. € 20 million turnover€ 1,725 plus VAT
100 to 250 employees or max € 50 million turnover€ 2,300 plus VAT
>250 employees or > €50 million turnover€ 2,875 plus VAT
Otheraccording to the decision of the executive board


* Valid from January 1, 2023