South Norway European Office Ltd
The lead partner of Periscope is an international business support organisation, owned by Aust-Agder & Vest-Agder County, Cities of Kristiansand & Arendal, supporting companies, public sector and research & innovation in South Norway with European Blue Growth insight, partner search and international innovation projects. It runs a regional Horizon 2020 network to improve international innovation capacity, link with key players in Europe and bring regional players into European projects.
Marine South East
MSE is a sector consortium for marine industries, established in 2005, to stimulate investment and growth by marine and maritime companies. MSE engages with a large cluster of over 3300 marine companies and professionals, research organisations and public sector bodies. The cluster exploits strong historical strengths in marine equipment manufacture, building and operation; ports and maritime logistics; marine energy and living resources; marine science and leisure craft; equipment supply chains.
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
ORE Catapult is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy, helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.
Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland (SNN)
SNN is the Managing Authority for the Northern Netherlands’ responsible for the regional ERDF programme. It coordinates implementation of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3) and OP ERDF in the Northern Netherlands. SNN is the networking organization for government agencies, knowledge institutes, businesses and intermediate organizations in the Northern Netherlands. The main aim is to strengthen the regional economy, in particular focusing on innovation.
Nederland Maritiem Land (NML)
NML facilitates the Dutch maritime network; innovation a core theme, triple helix cooperation is facilitated by NML. In a strong NML Innovation Council, stakeholders unite and focus on key priorities in maritime R&D&I. Joint Industry Projects are initiated, feasibility studies stimulated. The Government discusses national maritime R&D&I priorities through NML. NML works closely with Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), representing shipyards, marine equipment suppliers and service providers.
Global Center of Expertise NODE
GCE NODE is a global competency and expertise hub for the design and supply of drilling equipment, offshore mooring and loading systems, advanced heave compensated cranes and complete floating production and storage units and drilling units to the oil&gas and maritime industries. In addition, technology is delivered to markets like offshore wind, subsea mining and aquaculture. Key expertise within the cluster is mechatronics, ICT, global value chain and supply risk and management.
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
EMEC is the world’s leading centre for testing wave and tidal energy converters at sea. Having hosted 17 companies (with 27 prototypes), more marine energy devices have been trialled at EMEC than any other site in the world. EMEC runs an international group for all the wave and tidal test sites. EMEC is on the management group for the H2020 MaRINET II project, both of which focus on transnational support for industrial development in the ocean energy sector.
Aarhus University (AU) is home to the Strategic Foresight Research Network (SFRN), which has a long track record of developing methodologies and tools for strategic and corporate foresight. They have extensive experience in industry and sectoral projects, and have been involved in numerous consortiums - also for the EU. The SFRN offers courses on strategic foresight for MBAs, Master’s students, as well as short programmes in executive education. Managing the PERISCOPE project on behalf of SFRN is Dr. Matthew J. Spaniol, who holds extensive experience in maritime.
Business Region Gothenburg (BRG)
BRG works to strengthen and develop trade and industry in the Gothenburg region. BRG creates the conditions for innovation by strengthening cooperation in industries with growth potential. The maritime sector is one of the regions focus areas. BRG has strong links to West Swedish Subsea Network - a network for West Swedish companies operating in the subsea area and the Business Network in the area of maritime operations.
Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (CMT)
Center of Maritime Technologies is a membership-based organisation in Hamburg with 85 members from industry (shipping, shipbuilding, ship equipment, classification societies & service providers), academia and research centres. CMT fosters maritime R&D&I and has close relationships with maritime industry associations and local clusters. Main research competences relate to production techniques, materials & structures, ship/offshore concepts, energy management & life cycle performance assessment.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (HU)
The Hanze University of Applied Sciences is the largest university of applied sciences in the North Netherlands, and has an overall focus on (renewable) energy, healthy ageing and entrepreneurship. In the Knowledge Center Bio- based Economy, these three domains come together. This knowledge center will contribute to PERISCOPE particularly by bringing in expertise on new business models (for single companies and value chains) and the circular/inclusive economy.
RISE – The Swedish Research Institute
RISE is a leading international research institute, working closely with customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development. The technical departments and subsidiary companies provide strong research environments, extensive knowledge, testing and demonstration facilities.
Netherlands Maritime Technology
The Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) trade association is the first port of call for and primary representative of the Dutch maritime technology sector. Our 400+ members include shipyards, marine equipment suppliers and service providers, all united within a close and highly successful network.