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Participant's benefits

See all the benefits you will get as a cluster participant!

Blue Maritime Cluster
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As a participant in the GCE Blue Maritime Cluster, you get a number of benefits that can help your business grow further. You have access to all the cluster resources, as well as taking advantage of an extensive network.

GCE Blue Maritime Cluster
The national and international members of the cluster project cluster come from all parts of the maritime value chain. These are companies, educational, R&D and knowledge institutions, development players and financial players who support the cluster's purpose.

Here are some of the benefits you get as a participant:


  • Invitation to participate in GCE Blue Maritime's projects, activities, events and focus groups
  • Opportunity for use and participation in ÅKP's services and programs: entrepreneur programs, DigiCat, competence environment in maritime and marine industry
  • EU advisor access, advise and idea development for applications for policy instruments in Norway and the EU
  • Opportunity for participation in R&D forum, Cyber Security Forum and Norwegian Cruise & Ferry Group
  • Coordination of applications for funding from the policy instrument
  • Access to presentations from various seminars and conferences
  • Cluster analysis, reports and market data

Facilities and infrastructure

  • Access to the ÅKP Blue Innovation Arena (switching station and switching partner)
  • Access to ÅKP's national and international networks through participation in joint activities/visits/press tours
  • Access to ÅKP's studio
  • Access to ÅKP's VR lab

Material and marketing

  • Free use of marketing material
  • The company logo on the GCE Blue Maritime website
  • Marketing the company in GCE Blue Maritime information material, websites and social media