Mission, Vision & Strategy

Objective

To expand and strengthen the economic infrastructure in Noord Holland Noord by establishing, developing, expanding and maintaining an authoritative international Marine, Maritime and Environmental Technological cluster based in the city of Den Helder. The stakeholders will be research institutes, education institutes, businesses and government bodies.

Mission

The sustainable use of the sea and the marine environment to ensure the long-term health and welfare of flora, fauna and mankind by providing support to the marine and maritime industry and the knowledge and education institutes.

Vision

The Maritime Campus Netherlands will achieve its aims in a partnership with research institutes, education institutes, businesses and government bodies. Knowledge sharing in the broadest sense of the term will play a key role, helping to strengthen the region through the creation of employment opportunities and attracting highly educated people, ensuring a solid economic foundation for this attractive region. The individual starting points that will distinguish MCN from other initiatives will be strongest when combined with each other:

  • technically groundbreaking → open innovation, new products and techniques;
  • ecologically responsible → stabilisation and improvement of the quality of climate, air and water, the habitat for flora & fauna and the welfare of mankind;
  • economically viable → creation of employment, knowledge improvement and sharing and energy self-sufficient.

Strategy

MCN aims to realise this vision in a partnership with research institutes, education institutes, businesses and government bodies by undertaking the following activities:

  1. The creation of a national and international open innovative environment, using both physical and digital meeting places and platforms to enable developers, suppliers and users of knowledge, technology and facilities to cooperate in the core areas known as Marine, Maritime and Environment.
  2. Identifying new and existing parties and projects that have a stake in one or more of these core areas and can contribute to achieving the aims of the partnership, fostering their interest and engagement in the partnership and forging a lasting bond with them.
  3. Creating, organising and executing programmes and projects by combining internal and external resources to develop and market new technologies and products.
  4. Obtaining financial resources or resources in kind (man-hours, facilities, etc.) to ensure the functioning and expansion of the Partnership and the Foundation in general and the execution of the specific projects in particular.
  5. The international positioning of the Maritime Campus Netherlands, among others by organising and participating in meetings, providing information and organising and implementing internal and external publicity campaigns.
  6. The identification and combination of various existing and fragmented initiatives and removing the overlap and/or filling the gaps between them.
  7. Establishing new and improving existing education programmes.

 

What we do

Development and realisation

The aims of the partnership are developed and realised by:

  • The creation of a national and international open innovative environment, using both physical and digital meeting places and platforms to enable developers, suppliers and users of knowledge, technology and facilities to cooperate in the core areas known as Marine, Maritime and Environment.
  • Identifying, organising and executing projects by combining internal and external sources to develop and market new technologies and products.
  • Identifying and engaging parties and projects that have a stake in one or more of the core areas and can contribute to achieving the aims of the partnership.
  • The international positioning of the Maritime Campus Netherlands, among others by organising and participating in meetings, providing information and organising and implementing internal and external publicity campaigns.
  • Combining knowledge, expertise and experience and collaborating on these fronts in the areas of technical innovation, ecology and economic viability.
  • The identification and inventory of existing and new initiatives that harmonise with the aims of the partnership, both within and without the partnership, with the aim of combining or (where necessary) ceasing overlapping initiatives and resolving hiatuses by establishing new projects.
  • Obtaining financial resources or resources in kind (man-hours, facilities, etc.) to ensure the functioning and expansion of the partnership in general and the execution of the specific projects in particular.
  • Establishing new and improving existing education programmes.

 

To achieve the aims of the partnership, the Energy Port Foundation was established on 14 July 2009, which foundation will concern itself with the successful and long-term realisation of the partnership’s objectives.