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NCE Maritime CleanTech

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 9 March, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Vestlandet
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Norwegian Center of Expertise (Norwegian Innovative Clusters Programme)
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Hege
Økland
Cluster Manager
post@maritimecleantech.no
Marte
Jensen
Internationalisation Responsible
post@maritimecleantech.no
Ivan
Østvik
Internationalisation Responsible
post@maritimecleantech.no
Nils
Aadland
Internationalisation Responsible
post@maritimecleantech.no
Languages spoken: 
Danish
English
Norwegian
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Energy supply system
Shipbuilding
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Enviromental-friendly technology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
65
Number of SME members: 
35
Number of larger company members: 
16
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Wärtsilä Norway
Larger Company
Westcon
SME
Solstad Offshore
Larger Company
Eidesvik Offshore
Larger Company
Gasnor
SME
NorthSea Container Line
SME
BTO
Technology Center
CMR
Research Organisation
Haugaland Kraft
Larger Company
Høgskulen på Vestlandet
University
Fjellstrand
SME
Servogear
SME
Knutsen OAS
Larger Company
Kværner
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

OUR VISION:

World-Leading Cluster for Clean Maritime Solutions

OUR MAIN GOAL:

NCE Maritime CleanTech shall strengthen the cluster partners’ competitiveness by developing and launching innovative solutions for energy-efficient and clean maritime activities:

  • Increased innovation
  • Strengthen the knowledge base
  • Increased cluster attractiveness for investors and new recruitments
  • Strengthen the cluster´s resource base
  • Stimulation of market pull effects

OUR VALUES:

Cluster participants share the following core values:

  • Collaboration shall create mutual benefits for the participants and is crucial for developing new technology
  • Success through cooperation
  • Confidence for competition in a orderly manner

Taking part in our cluster collaboration requires commitment, trust, openness and cooperativeness.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Canada
China
Singapore
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

October 2016: Over 60 cluster participants and several ongoing innovation projects

May 2016: Winner of The Siva Price for best Norwegian innovation environment

April 2016: Delegation visit to Japanese maritime companies and the Sea Japan conference

February 2015: Launch of The Short Sea Pioneer project  – a new way of transporting goods at sea

June 2014: Received the status as a Norwegian Center of Expertise (NCE)

March 2014: Launch of The Urban Water Shuttle project – the waterway to a sustainable future

January 2012: Launch of the first innovation project – development of a hybrid powersystem on The MS Folgefonn ferry

June 2011: Received the status as an Arena cluster

March 2011: Maritime CleanTech was established as a membership organisation. First members: Wärtsilä, Fjellstrand, SKL, Servogear, Eidesvik, Aker Solutions, Mecmar, Oma Baatbyggeri and Apply TB

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Our cluster has several ongoing innovation projects which can result in new climate-friendly solutins. The NCE Maritime CleanTech-administration including several cluster participants, creates and establishes projects through joint work and collaboration. The cluster facilitates and invites to several seminars, workshops etc. The cluster also help with applications to get public financing for project development. Political contact and lobbyism to profile our particpants and solutions is also an import focus for the cluster, in addition to general marketing world-wide.