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Marine South East Ltd

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Jonathan
Williams
ECCP Responsible Person
+44 2380111595
jw@mseuk.org
Simon
Powell
Cluster Manager
+44 2380111592
sp@mseuk.org
Jin
Sandhu
+44 2380111590
js@mseuk.org
Sarah
Johnson
+44 2380111593
sj@mseuk.org
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Fishing and Fishing Products
Technology fields: 
Aquaculture
Marine Science
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aquaculture
Blue renewable energy
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Marine and Maritime, and technologies covered are much greater than 3.
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
3400
Number of SME members: 
3000
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
150
Number of larger company members: 
150
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
60
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Marine South East is a cluster organisation that exploits strong historical strengths in naval equipment manufacture, building and operation; ports and maritime logistics; marine science and leisure craft. The cluster is focussed upon developing capability to exploit the emerging ‘Blue Growth’ markets.  Over the past 10 years, diversification has been stimulated by major investment in ocean science, marine instrumentation, advanced marine manufacturing and marine/offshore renewable energy.  MSE has coordinated or partnered in a wide range of projects including H2020, FP7, Interreg and many nationally funded programmes.   MSE routinely collaborates with partners from its extensive industrial, academic and public sector network.  The principal activities of MSE fall into three categories: 1.    Facilitating companies’ investment in innovation by improved access to technology, skills and market intelligence 2.    Forging new relationships to help companies gain market access particularly in emerging maritime market areas 3.    Promoting the capabilities and growth potential of the marine industries and their supply chains to Governments and policy makers

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Ireland
Lithuania
Portugal
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Pole Mer Mediterranee, Plle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, OceanoForum,
Forum Oceano
Swedish Marine Technology Forum
IMERC
Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique
Maritime Development Centre of Europe
Baltic Valley
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020
INTERREG

EMSAC REMCAP Columbus BEEMS SOREC

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

MSE has a dedicated marketing and PR team that generates substantial public and business awareness of activities.  Good links with editors in key industry publications, and with international event organisers, allow MSE to reach publicity channels that generate very high dissemination reach.  Project web pages typically reach 20,000 unique page hits per month.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

MSE can bring its communications capability into new collaborations, to achieve high impact metrics.