The maritime character of the business location Bremerhaven is reflected in the scientific landscape, which is recognized internationally as well as nationally.
In both basic and applied research, renowned institutes in the city are active in the fields of oceanography, climate research, port industry, sea transportation and logistics, wind energy and others, e.g. the food and fish industry. The close cooperation with industry is of great significance for all institutes.
Fostering the innovative energy of enterprises in Bremerhaven and Bremen is the declared goal of the State of Bremen’s policy. With aerospace technology, wind energy and the logistic/maritime industry, the State of Bremen has strong “innovation clusters” that are squarely in the focus of innovation policy. To give this the necessary foundation, the “Cluster Strategy 2020” was developed by the senate departments responsible for economy, science and the environment. This paper defines central objectives, instruments, measures and thematic fields of action that are to be implemented in the coming years. The spectrum of measures ranges from providing suitable infrastructures, through forcing the transfer of research and development achievements into the regional economy, up to varied funding and advisory offers, support possibilities in the attraction and qualification of skilled employees, and also in the founding of companies.