• Annual General Meeting and Network Meeting: Looking back at nearly one year of acitivity as an association

    Annual General Meeting and Network Meeting of MCN e. V.  

    Nearly six month have passed since the transnational project Maritime Cluster Northern Germany has been completely transformed into an association. A lot has happened since then. At the Annual General Meeting held on May 30, 2017 in Jork, the Executive Board and the Management reported on the activities of the cluster and the plans for 2018. The subsequent network meeting gave guests the opportunity to learn more about the current projects of the association and to get involved across the industry network.

  • 1. Annual General Membership Meeting in Kiel

    1. Annual General Membership Meeting of the MCN e. V. in Kiel  

    Some 120 voting members from five federal states came together at the first general membership meeting in Kiel on 5 December 2016 to set the further course to be taken by the Cluster, and exchange views and ideas. Apart from passing the resolutions on work scheduling and the financial plan for the coming year, the meeting also elected two auditors: Jutta Horstrup (Roever Broenner Susat Mazars GmbH & Co. KG) and Dr. Steffen Leicht (Lawentus Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB). From 1 January 2017, the Central Cluster Management will have its headquarters in Hamburg. In her capacity as CEO, Jessica Wegener will manage the affairs of the MCN e. V.

  • Registration of the MCN e. V. at the Registry Court


    The good ship "e. V." (registered association) gets up to full speed. On 24 August 2016, the newly founded association was registered at the Registry Court in Hamburg. Jessica Wegener became the acting managing director of the Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland e. V.

  • Founding of the MCN e. V.


    There was great support at the inaugural meeting of the MCN e. V. on 21 April 2016 in Hamburg when 146 players from maritime science and industry came together with representatives of the five federal states to lay the cornerstone for the continuation of the MCN project which was set to expire at the end of 2016. From 1st January 2017, the project will become an independent association. The inaugural meeting elected Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Watter of the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences as its chairman.

  • New MCN website goes online


    Fresh design, improved functionality and greater user friendliness shape the face of the new MCN internet presence.

  • Two new MCN contact points in Northern Germany


    Two new MCN contact points have opened in Bremen and Rostock, this means that the MCN now has a presence across the whole of Northern Germany.

  • MCN is growing - five states - one cluster


    In addition to Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bremen now also contribute to the Maritime Cluster. Five states – one Maritime Cluster!

  • MCN welcomes their 200th member


    MCN welcomes the 200th member: It is the company Werum Software & Systems CIS AG and its incorporated into the Lower Saxony office of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany in July 2014.

  • Advisory Board advises the MCN


    The Advisory Board of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany is composed of entrepreneurs and representatives from research and science who consult the cluster in economic governance and strategic expert issues.

  • MCN launches into a new funding phase


    For the continuation of the "Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN)" for initial three further years, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Reinhard Meyer, handed over a grant approval of 400,000 Euros to the MCN project initiator, the company Wirtschaftsförderung- und Technologie-Transfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH).

  • MCN receives the Excellence Label in Bronze


    The cluster participated in a cluster management benchmarking event of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and was awarded with the Cluster Management Excellence Label in Bronze for their performance.

  • Evaluation confirms that MCN is well on track

    The evaluation found that in the relatively short time of its existence the MCN had undergone a highly positive development with a whole set of presentable results to show and the first positive effects in terms of improving the competitiveness of the industry.

  • MCN welcomes its 100th Member


    During his visit to the Ships, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) international trade fair on 5 September, the Minister for Economics Reinhard Meyer welcomed the Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft mbh & Co.KG (FSG), the Flensburg-based shipbuilding firm, as the 100th company to join the MCN.

  • MCN – MCN – All Hands on Deck


    Apart from Kiel, the MCN also opens offices in Hamburg and Elsfleth and starts to gather speed with three regional offices in Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. In May the official inaugural event was held in the Maritime Museum in Hamburg with over 200 guests in attendance.

  • Three Federal States – one Maritime Cluster Northern Germany


    Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein decide on joint cluster management in the shape of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN).".

    The entity responsible for the project is the Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein (Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH) headquartered in Kiel.