MCN Maritime Campus NetherlandsIn cooperation with: Energy Port Foundation, Province of North-Holland
The main aim of MCN is: to sustainably reinforce the economic infrastructure of North-Holland by developing, linking, expanding and safe-guarding the Marine, Maritime and Environmental technological Cluster (MCN) in North-Holland in the areas of Education, Research and Business.
The various (sub) targets include:
1. Development of an Expertise Centre to link and reinforce activities and parties in the field of Research, Education and Business with Government activities. This MCN Expertise Centre will become the driving force behind the knowledge and innovation generated within MCN.
2. Initiation, stimulation, reinforcement, validation and dissemination of MCN related research and research facilities based on the open innovation methodology.
3. Development of market oriented education and infrastructure for all relevant professions in the specific fields included in the MCN cluster.
4. MCN will become the driving force behind the maritime, marine and environmental technological industry. Existing businesses in and around the MCN cluster will be given help and advice regarding their policies for both new personnel and the re-education of their own employees.
5. An incubator will be set up for MCN related start up companies. Use will be made of (still to be developed) market analysis instruments designed for the MCN sectors.
Maritime Campus Netherlands will develop a total of 16 working packages. For each of these working packages the targets, responsible party(ies), financing and results will be clearly defined. On a yearly basis this will lead to a help for 30 start up companies and college places for about 300 students varying from MBO (intermediate vocational education) to HBO+ (higher vocational education).Beneficiary: Stichting Energy PortEFRO budget: € 1.769.000,--Rijksco budget: € 1.856.000,--Public budget: € 2.565.000,--Private budget: € 1.130.000,--Priority: 1. Knowledge Ecomony, Enterpreneurship and InnovationProject type: KnowledgeProject sub-type: MaritimeRunning period: 1 September 2009 to 31 December 2014Website: www.maritimecampus.nl/projecten