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Niedersachsen Ports


Niedersachsen Ports is the largest operator of public seaports in Germany with 16 locations. Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG is owned by the Niedersachsen state government – in German business law both in its capacity as limited partner and as the sole partner in the limited liability company (GmbH) that is the general partner with unlimited liability in the limited partnership (KG). As a service provider, "NPorts" primarily provides the required port infrastructure. Apart from that, it also develops and markets an extensive portfolio of commercial and industrial properties.

NIWO – Netzwerk für innovative Wirtschaftsentwicklung in Ostfriesland


Since 2006 the "NIWO – Netzwerk für innovative Wirtschaftsentwicklung in Ostfriesland” has been concerned comprehensively and interdisciplinary as a completely independent working group of several Frisian entrepreneurs and freelancers with the necessary infrastructural, economic and entrepreneurial developments throughout the Friesland economic area in Germany and the Netherlands.

The collaboration is characterized by an intensive exchange of information and knowledge. The aim of the NIWO is the development of synergies to strengthen the competitiveness of the individual partners and to increase the growth potential not only in East Friesland but also in the Dutch provinces of Groningen and Fryslân (Friesland).

Offshore Wind Port Bremerhaven


Bremerhaven is meeting the demands of manufacturers and suppliers of the offshore wind industry offering a distinguished and innovative site concept appropriate to requirements. The integral components which nowadays form a solid foundation for the wind power plant construction in Bremerhaven have been developed and implemented in collaboration with local companies.

Oldenburg Energy Cluster (OLEC)


Partners from all fields of the energy sector in the Northwest cooperate in the OLEC. Since its establishment in 2005, more and more activities in one of Germany's key energy regions are being coordinated within this cluster. It is the largest energy network in Niedersachsen with around 50 members.

PMC – Personal Mobility Center


The PMC e.G. was founded in 2011 as part of a "Model Region Electromobility Bremen / Oldenburg" project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) with the aim of establishing electromobility through fleet tests and exploring user-friendly conditions for a suitable charging infrastructure. Since the beginning of 2017, PMC has been aiming to increase the number of members and has been a competent contact for all questions relating to the topic of electromobility, especially for companies, municipalities and municipalities.



SafeTRANS ("Safety in Transportation Systems") is a Competence Cluster combining research and development expertise in the area of complex embedded systems in transportation systems. SafeTRANS drives research in human centred design, in system and software development methods for embedded systems, as well as in safety analysis and – for avionics and rail – its integration in certification processes, driven by a harmonised strategy addressing the need of the transportation sector.

Wind Energy Agency Bremerhaven/Bremen e.V. (WAB)


The WAB is the nationwide contact for the offshore wind industry and the onshore network in the northwest. The WAB represents over 260 companies and institutes along the entire value chain of onshore and offshore wind energy: Manufacturers, planners, investors, municipal utilities and power companies as operators of the large wind farms on land and at sea. And of course shipping companies, logistics experts and ports as part of the maritime industry, which are essential for the development of offshore wind energy. In addition, numerous well-known research institutions are networked in the WAB.

Wind Energy Research Alliance (ForWind)


ForWind is the joint centre for wind energy research of the universities of Oldenburg and Hannover. As a scientific headquarters, ForWind bundles wind energy research activities from both universities covering a broad spectrum within the areas of physics and engineering. ForWind conducts fundamental research in wind energy, provides scientific cooperation for industry-oriented projects, and organises the training and further training of future specialists.