Active Director Tjark von Reden at MAI Carbon and RD&I Manager Marit Dolmen at GCE NODE signed the letter of intent.

GCE NODE and MAI Carbon Cluster in Germany intend to increase cooperation.

The German leading-edge cluster has expertise in carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology, and has over the last years worked systematically to reduce cost and increase efficiency throughout the value chain of the participating companies. The goal is to reduce cost-per-unit-production with 90 per cent!

“The offshore sector is opening up an enormous potential for the carbon composites industry. This is the background for why GCE NODE and MAI Carbon have signed a Letter of Intent, aiming for a cross-cluster Norwegian-German partnership,” says Sven Blanck, who is responsible for internationalization activities at MAI Carbon.

“MAI Carbon Cluster is a very capable and interesting cluster. We will explore several areas of cooperation: Material technology – in particular carbon fiber composites, but also value chains, Industry 4.0 and material recycling,” says Marit Dolmen, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE.

The Letter of Intent between the two clusters was signed at a meeting in Augsburg in March.

“We had a good meeting with GCE NODE and we are looking forward to discussing the next steps,” says Sven Blanck.

MAI Carbon is located in Augsburg Innovationspark