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BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER
BALTYCKI KLASTER MORSKI I KOSMICZNY/BSSC

Poland: Pomorskie
MAREK GRZYBOWSKI

Overview

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About us

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER (former POLISH MARITIME CLUSTER) is an important Maritime and Space Cluster in Central and Eastern Europe, an active maritime cluster player in the Baltic Sea Region and the EU, as well as a member of the European Network of Maritime Clusters, United Nation Global Compact and The European Cluster Collaboration Platform. The BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER focuses on transferring knowledge and organizing business, science and administration cooperation in a global and regional scale. The cluster thinks globally and acts globally.

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER (BSSC) is an effective promoter of the  Polish Maritime Industry and Space Technology and utilizes Polish coastal location as a national treasure. Cluster acts as a partner and a participant in numerous endeavors regarding Polish maritime and space economy, including by creating it as an equivalent of the national and European intelligent specialization. Cluster also interacts in the International Ocean Governance programme.

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER are active in Poland as an expert in projects :

  1. SMART PANEL – qualitative research and analysis for the needs of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process –PARP project (carried out by DANAE)
  2. SIEĆ OTWARTYCH INNOWACJI (OPEN INNOVATION NETWORK) – Industrial Development Agency project (carried out by INVESTIN)
  3. ISP1 – Pomeranian Smart Specialization - Offshore And Port-Logistics Technologies
  4. ISP2 - "Interactive technologies in an information-saturated environment"
  5. KIS 17: National Smart Specialization - Innovative Marine Technologies In The Field Of Specialized Vessels, Marine and Offshore Constructions and Logistics Based on Sea and Inland Transport

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER support projects:

  1. GALATEA Blue Growth accelerator
  2. ZEVinnovation project 
  3. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
  4. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions
  5. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
  6.  E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea
  7.  InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area
  8. UMBRELLA  - helps boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of Local Actors in the South Baltic Sea
  9.  COGEA, CETMAR, POSEIDON.   - Study on The Establishment of a Framework for Processing and Analysing Maritime Economic Data in Europe

Its high position in the national and international market owes to its supporting participants when publishing an up-to-date relevant information on https://www.bssc.pl/ and FB/TW. Cluster registers up to a thousand website visits or browser search per day. It is a significant outcome, remembering cluster’s exclusive and international-wide character. Such website section, as for instance, Clusters Observatory, Maritime Law, Baltic Sea Region Maritime Clusters Network, Port Community System, Maritime Policy, Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, Smart Specializations, Maritime Think Tank, requires greater recognition.

            BSSC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) and DG MARE, and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). BSSC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomeranian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

Members:

Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are cluster members. Gdańsk University, Gdynia City, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone; Port Gdynia Authority; Port Gdańsk Authority; Automatic Systems Engineering; PROMECO; Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology (Gdańsk University of Technology); Gdynia Maritime University; Ośrodek OBR CTM S.A. -    Center of Maritime Technology, member of PGZ - POLISH ARMAMENTS GROUP;  NAUTA Shiprapair Yard, member of MARS Shipyards & Offshore Group; HYDROMEGA; HAMOND METHOD; Security and Safety Research Institute; The Gdynia Maritime School; PARTNER-SHIP, WHIZBRAND, Marine Technology, AWAT r3thinkPolska, New Competence Centre, A-SPE Europe.

Main Partners:

European Network of Maritime Clusters, United Nation Global Compact; The European Cluster Collaboration Platform; Adriatic Maritime Cluster, Marine Cluster Bulgaria;  Flanders’ Maritime Cluster; French Maritime Cluster (CMF) ; Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster; Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois ; Federazione del Sistema Marittimo Italiano; Cluster Marítimo Espanol (CME); Fórum Oceano – Associaçao da Economia do Mar; Maritime by Holland; Baltic Port of New Technologies  (BPNT), Ogólnopolski Klaster Innowacyjnych Przedsiębiorstw, Klaster COP.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 34
    Cluster Members
  • 11
    SME's
  • 12
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are a cluster members. PMC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs), and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). PMC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomorenian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

Management team

ALFRED NASKRET
Internationalisation Responsible
MAREK GRZYBOWSKI
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C32 Other manufacturing
Technology fields
E\: Fixed constructions:Hydraulic engineering; foundations; soil-shifting - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Safety & security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER (BSSC) is an exclusive organization. Only the innovative firms and strong international brands are a cluster member. PMC is an effective promoter of Maritime Poland and utilises Polish coastal location as a national treasure. Cluster acts as a partner and a participant in numerous endevours regarding Polish maritime economy, including by creating it as an equivalent of the national and european intelligent specialisation. Cluster also interacts in the International Ocean Governance programme.

BSSC participates in numerous ENMC inititatives together with Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs), and Gesine Meissner (European Parliament, "Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup" of the European Parliament). PMC interacts also in the annual European Maritime Day by organising workshops and discussion panels (Gdansk, Brema), cooperates with the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, Polish Nautological Association and other maritime clusters in Poland, i.e. Westpomorenian Maritime Cluster in Szczecin, Maritime Cluster of West-Pomerania and Transport-Logistics North-South Cluster.

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation (reskilling staff from other sectors)

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
INTERREG Other

Name & description

EU Programme,  Name and subject of the Project

  1. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
  2. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions
  3. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
  4.  E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea
  5.  InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area
  6. SB BRIDGE - building Bridges for green-tech future
  7. UMBRELLA  - helps boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of Local Actors in the South Baltic Sea

FORMER PROJECTS

Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 - 2010-2013 - StarDust (total  € 6,5m) - The Strategic Project on Trans-national Commercial Activities in Research & Innovaion, Cluster and in SME-Networks, MarChain Project, Marek Grzybowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Polish Maritime Cluster coordinator

Leonardo da Vinci Programme - 2010-2013 - Go&Learn - participant - Marek Grzybowski, Polish Maritime Cluster

BG051PO001-7.0.07-0017-C0001  http://umispublic.government.bg/srchProjectInfo.aspx?org=executor&id=84…

Project name

Polish Maritime Cluster support projects:

  1. 1. TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
  2. 2. ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chains & sales markets for boats & ships with electric propulsions
  3. 3. ECOPRODIGI – Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
  4. 4. E-LASS - European network for lightweight applications at sea
  5. 5. InterMarE - Strengthening the international activity of blue sector SMEs in the South Baltic Sea area
  6. 6.SB BRIDGE - building Bridges for green-tech future
  7. COGEA, CETMAR, POSEIDON.   - Study on The Establishment of a Framework for Processing and Analysing Maritime Economic Data in Europe

Polish Maritime Cluster are active in Poland as an expert in projects :

  1. SMART PANEL – badania jakościowe i analizy na potrzeby Procesu Przedsiębiorczego Odkrywania – projekt PARP (wykonywany przez DANAE)
  2. SIEĆ OTWARTYCH INNOWACJI – projekt Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu (wykonywany przez INVESTIN)
  3. ISP1 – Technologie offshore i portowo-logistyczne
  4. KIS 17: Innowacyjne technologie morskie w zakresie specjalistycznych jednostek pływających, konstrukcji morskich i przybrzeżnych oraz logistyki opartej o transport morski i śródlądowy

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

South Africa
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Bulgaria
France
Luxembourg
Spain

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Name
UN Global Compact
Website
https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
Name
Space Up
Website
https://www.space-academy.eu/
Profile name Location

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
BALTIC SEA & SPACE CLUSTER

Poland

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