The Danish Maritime Cluster (DKMK)

Project The Danish Maritime Cluster (DKMK)

The purpose of the project is to highten the level of competence in the maritime business sector. The activities of the project will contribute to maintaining positive growth, as well as securing maritime jobs, regionally and nationally. These factors will improve the ability of the Danish maritime cluster to compete in the international markets

The ambition is to bring the competence of the maritme cluster to a level of excellence. As part of project The Danish Maritime Cluster will work with knowledge institutions, associations, businesses and authorities to create educational programs ranging from shorter bachelor degrees to graduate programs and ph.d funding.

To support the effort in the educational landscape the project will also work to support the growth and innovation of businesses in the maritime sector. More specifically, projects will be launched to promote the use of highly educated graduates in SMEs. The effort will be driven, in part, by bringing together the educational institutions with businesses to realize the full potential of the strengthened competences.

The driving force behind the project is the strong collaboration between major stakeholders in the maritime sector of Denmark. The involvement of actors as well as stakeholders will ensure that identification of competence needs will fulfill not only current needs, but also those of the future. 

Project secretariat (Lead Partner)

The Maritime Development Center of Europe (MDCE) is the leadpartner of the DKMK project, and is responsible for the management of the project. Through the secretariat, MDCE will facilitate the coordination of the project activities and oversee the process in accordance to the contract with  The Danish Business Authority and The Capital Region of Denmark.

The Secretariat is responsible for ensuring that the DKMK project is fully completed – from the start up activities to the final report in the end of November 2014. The secretariat will be responsible for formulating the external and internal communication plans and bring them into motion. External communication consists of visualizing and sharing the results of the project and to create awareness of the project. To achieve this the secretariat will facilitate several conferences to generate new ideas, as well as presentations to highlight ongoing projects.

Internally, the secretariat will ensure seamless communication between the partners. This will be done through workshops and newsletters, but also with the assistance of a partner-intranet.


The project is funded by: