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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Pomorskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER
Please Specify: 
key maritime cluster in Central and Estern Europe
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Network of Maritime Clusters
UN Global Compact
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
MAREK
GRZYBOWSKI
Cluster Manager
+48505050179
klaster@klastermorski.com.pl
ALFRED
NASKRET
Internationalisation Responsible
+48 58 661 26 55
naskret@morska.edu.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Oil and Gas Production and Transportation
Technology fields: 
Marine Science
Shipbuilding
S3 EU priority areas: 
Coastal & maritime tourism
Shipbuilding & ship repair
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
MARITIME ECONOMY
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
71
Number of SME members: 
11
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
1
Number of larger company members: 
12
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
STARTER
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
Larger Company
Gdynia Maritime University
University
Nauta Shiprepair Yard
Larger Company
Gdynia City
Hydromega
SME
Automatic Systems Engineering
SME
Port of Gdynia Authority SA.
Larger Company
Port of Gdansk Authority SA
Larger Company
CTM
Research Organisation
Centrum Techniki Okrętowej S.A.
Technology Center
Baltic Port of New Technologies
Technology Center
Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology
Research Organisation
Gdynia Maritime School
University of Gdańsk
University
Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN)
Research Organisation
Promeco Sp. z o.o.
Larger Company
WHIZBRAND
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER is an important Maritime and Space Cluster in Central and Eastern Europe, an active maritime cluster player in the Baltic Sea Region and the EU, as well as a member of the European Network of Maritime Clusters, United Nation Global Compact and The European Cluster Collaboration Platform. The BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER focuses on transferring knowledge and organizing business, science and administration cooperation in a global and regional scale. The cluster thinks globally and acts globally.

 

 

 

            BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER (BSSC) is an effective promoter of the  Polish Maritime Industry and Space Technology and utilizes Polish coastal location as a national treasure. Cluster acts as a partner and a participant in numerous endeavors regarding Polish maritime and space economy, including by creating it as an equivalent of the national and European intelligent specialization. Cluster also interacts in the International Ocean Governance programme.

 

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER are active in Poland as an expert in projects :

  1. SMART PANEL – qualitative research and analysis for the needs of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process –PARP project (carried out by DANAE)
  2. SIEĆ OTWARTYCH INNOWACJI (OPEN INNOVATION NETWORK) – Industrial Development Agency project (carried out by INVESTIN)
  3. ISP1 – Pomeranian Smart Specialization - Offshore And Port-Logistics Technologies
  4. KIS 17: National Smart Specialization - Innovative Marine Technologies In The Field Of Specialized Vessels, Marine and Offshore Constructions and Logistics Based on Sea and Inland Transport

 

 

 

 

 

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER support projects:

  1. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
  2. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions
  3. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
  4.  E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea
  5.  InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area
  6. UMBRELLA  - helps boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of Local Actors in the South Baltic Sea
  7.  COGEA, CETMAR, POSEIDON.   - Study on The Establishment of a Framework for Processing and Analysing Maritime Economic Data in Europe

 

 

 

Its high position in the national and international market owes to its supporting participants when publishing an up-to-date relevant information on www.klastermorski.com.pl and FB/TW. Cluster registers up to a thousand website visits or browser search per day. It is a significant outcome, remembering cluster’s exclusive and international-wide character. Such website section, as for instance, Clusters Observatory, Maritime Law, Baltic Sea Region Maritime Clusters Network, Port Community System, Maritime Policy, Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, Smart Specializations, Maritime Think Tank, requires greater recognition.

            BSSC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) and DG MARE, and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). BSSC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomeranian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

 

Members:

Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are cluster members. Gdańsk University, Gdynia City, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone; Port Gdynia Authority; Port Gdańsk Authority; Automatic Systems Engineering; PROMECO; Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology (Gdańsk University of Technology); Gdynia Maritime University; Ośrodek OBR CTM S.A. -    Center of Maritime Technology, member of PGZ - POLISH ARMAMENTS GROUP;  NAUTA Shiprapair Yard, member of MARS Shipyards & Offshore Group; HYDROMEGA; HAMOND METHOD; Security and Safety Research Institute; The Gdynia Maritime School; PARTNER-SHIP, WHIZBRAND.

 

Main Partners:

European Network of Maritime Clusters, United Nation Global Compact; The European Cluster Collaboration Platform; Adriatic Maritime Cluster, Marine Cluster Bulgaria;  Flanders’ Maritime Cluster; French Maritime Cluster (CMF) ; Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster; Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois ; Federazione del Sistema Marittimo Italiano; Cluster Marítimo Espanol (CME); Fórum Oceano – Associaçao da Economia do Mar; Maritime by Holland; Baltic Port of New Technologies  (BPNT), Ogólnopolski Klaster Innowacyjnych Przedsiębiorstw, Klaster COP.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

IC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER (BSSC) is an exclusive organization. Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are a cluster member. PMC is an effective promoter of Maritime Poland and utilises Polish coastal location as a national treasure. Cluster acts as a partner and a participant in numerous endevours regarding Polish maritime economy, including by creating it as an equivalent of the national and european intelligent specialisation. Cluster also interacts in the International Ocean Governance programme.

BSSC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs), and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). PMC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomorenian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
South Africa
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Bulgaria
France
Luxembourg
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Luxembourg Maritime Cluster (CML)
Le Cluster Maritime Français (CMF)
El Clúster Marítimo Español (CME)
Морски клъстър България
Adriatic Maritime Cluster
Flanders Maritime Cluster
Federazione del Mare
Finnish Maritime Cluster
IOSTIA https://www.iostia.org/
South Africa – Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster
The Maritime Alliance
Hellas Strategis – Maritime ICT Cluster
Hellenic si-Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG
Other

Polish Maritime Cluster support projects: 1. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion 2. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions 3. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation 4. E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea 5. InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area 6. COGEA, CETMAR, POSEIDON.   - Study on The Establishment of a Framework for Processing and Analysing Maritime Economic Data in Europe

Polish Maritime Cluster are active in Poland as an expert in projects :

  1. SMART PANEL – badania jakościowe i analizy na potrzeby Procesu Przedsiębiorczego Odkrywania – projekt PARP (wykonywany przez DANAE)
  2. SIEĆ OTWARTYCH INNOWACJI – projekt Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu (wykonywany przez INVESTIN)
  3. ISP1 – Technologie offshore i portowo-logistyczne
  4. KIS 17: Innowacyjne technologie morskie w zakresie specjalistycznych jednostek pływających, konstrukcji morskich i przybrzeżnych oraz logistyki opartej o transport morski i śródlądowy

EU Programme,  Name and subject of the Project

  1. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
  2. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions
  3. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
  4.  E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea
  5.  InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area
  6. UMBRELLA  - helps boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of Local Actors in the South Baltic Sea

FORMER PROJECTS

Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 - 2010-2013 - StarDust (total  € 6,5m) - The Strategic Project on Trans-national Commercial Activities in Research & Innovaion, Cluster and in SME-Networks, MarChain Project, Marek Grzybowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Polish Maritime Cluster coordinator

Leonardo da Vinci Programme - 2010-2013 - Go&Learn - participant - Marek Grzybowski, Polish Maritime Cluster

BG051PO001-7.0.07-0017-C0001  http://umispublic.government.bg/srchProjectInfo.aspx?org=executor&id=84578

Relevant Project References: 
http://ecoprodigi.eu/
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are a cluster members. PMC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs), and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). PMC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomorenian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Polish Maritime Cluster has an experince in international cooperation and knwledge transfer in international projects.

Main Members (see: http://klastermorski.com.pl/):  Gdynia Maritime University; Pomeranian Special Economic Zone; Port Gdynia Authority; Port Gdańsk Authority; Automatic Systems Engineering; Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology (Gdańsk University of Technology); OBR CTM S.A. -    Center of Maritime Technology, member of PGZ - POLISH ARMAMENTS GROUP;  NAUTA Shiprapair Yard, member of MARS Shipyards & Offshore Group; HYDROMEGA; HAMOND METHOD; Gdynia City, Security and Safety Research Institute; The Gdynia Maritime School; GrECo Group, partner of JLT International Network™.

Main Partners (see: http://klastermorski.com.pl/): European Network of Maritime Clusters; Marine Cluster Bulgaria;  Flanders’ Maritime Cluster; French Maritime Cluster (CMF) ; Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster; Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois ; Federazione del Sistema Marittimo Italiano; Cluster Marítimo Español (CME); Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar; Maritime by Holland; Baltic Port of New Technologies  (BPNT)