A brief history of our cluster

NCE Maritime CleanTech receives The Siva Price in Trondheim, May 2016

January 2020: Start of Horizon2020 project ShipFC with NCE Maritime CleanTech as Project Coordinator

April 2019: Launch of Zero Emission Cruise concept– new innovative solution for zero emission cruising.

February 2019: Awarded 5 Million Euros for development of FLAGSHIPS together with industry and research partners.

January 2019: Start of Horizon2020 project FLAGSHIPS

January 2019: Global Growth USA/Canada: market introduction programme for cluster participants

January 2019: Establishment of Sustainable Energy Catapult Center.

September 2018: Start of Horizon2020 project TrAM

June 2018: The cluster’s test center granted status as one of five Norwegian Catapult Centers.

October 2017: Global Growth Singapore: market introduction programme for cluster participants

March 2017: Awarded with The Quality Gold Label, the highest standard in the EU cluster quality system.

October 2016: Over 60 cluster participants

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

April 2016: Study trip to Japanese maritime companies and the Sea Japan conference

March 2015: Received The environmental prize from The Hordaland County Council

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 2013: Study trip to USA visiting The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NAATBatt

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