The Basque Maritime Cluster is the Cluster of the Maritime Industries of the Basque Country, a European region with a large maritime tradition and concentration of shipbuilding, ports and maritime industry.

It represents, promotes, and provides services to improve the competitiveness and growth of companies in the sector, through collaboration, internationalization and innovation, as well as promoting a maritime and collaborative culture.

It brings together 233 associates involved in all the steps of the maritime supply chain. Among its members, the Basque Maritime Cluster includes shipyards, maritime equipment and technology providers, ports, shipowners, financial institutions, public administrations, museums, energy companies as well educational and training institutions such as VET centres and Universities specialised in maritime education and training. The Basque Maritime Cluster has more than 20 years of experience in developing training actions to improve the qualification of workers and to train and attract new talent into the sector.

Within the LeaderSHIP Project, the Basque Maritime Cluster will develop a report mapping the composition of each regional maritime ecosystems involved in the project, including:

  • Identification of stakeholders involved in each ecosystem.
  • Relevant RIS3 (Smart Specialization Strategy) priorities related to the maritime sector.
  • Ecosystem Strengths and Needs of the ecosystem in terms of innovation, sectorial skills, and competitiveness.

This milestone will allow the project partners to achieve milestone 2: Broader and stronger cooperation under the Shipbuilding Pact for Skills and engage regional stakeholders to the Pact4Skills.


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Ana Medibil Training and Employment Manager

Sarai Blanc Managing Director