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 can use the services of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany as a member. For further information on the membership, please refer to our statute of association and contribution rules (both in German).


A Maritime Network

The MCN is a platform of exchange and information for the maritime industry in Northern Germany which networks the worlds of business, science and politics. Around 350 companies and institutions have become members of the Cluster. We provide you with contacts to the players in the industry.

Input and Exchange on Topics that Concern You

The 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. Join our specialist groups on issues such as Maritime ICT, Maritime Law, Maritime Safety and Security, the Maritime Offshore Wind Sector, Human Resources and Qualif ication, Ship Eff iciency, Underwater Communications and Cluster Networking.

Training and Further Education

The MCN works closely with universities and institutes of further education which include maritime teaching and study programmes in their curricula. We initiate and support education projects in the maritime sector.

Out and About at Our Events

From specialist congresses, workshops and participation in trade fairs to our annual network meet-up, the MCN offers a rich and diversif ied range of events. Broaden your knowledge and network at our events and let yourself be inspired. Many of the important industry dates are listed in the maritime calendar on the MCN website.

Innovations and Projects

One of the main aims of the MCN 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.

More Outreach for Your Company

Present your company profile on the MCN website, and broaden the outreach of your company news in our industry newsletter.

Present On All Channels

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

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 around 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. The 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€250 plus VAT
3 to 10 employees or max. €2 million turnover€500 plus VAT
10 to 50 employees or max. €10 million turnover€1,000 plus VAT
50 to 100 employees or max. €20 million turnover€1,500 plus VAT
100 to 250 employees or max €50 million turnover€2,000 plus VAT
>250 employees or > €50 million turnover€2,500 plus VAT
Otheraccording to the decision of the executive board