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Membership

As a member of GCE Ocean Technology you will be part of a huge network of companies and organisations that operates within the ocean industries. We work towards increased interaction and innovation among our partners and members.

A membership with our cluster offers a number of benefits to help your business or organisation grow and be in the forefront of the market development.

We show you the way into relevant partnerships, profile your business and keep you updated on the latest technology and expertise through our events, matchmaking, projects, funding, and business development programmes.

BECOME A MEMBER

Who Can Become a Partner or Member?

All organisations established in Norway that deliver products or services in or to the ocean industries, or intend to do so, can become members of GCE Ocean Technology.

Companies that are seen as particularly important to the development of the cluster and educational and government institutions can be accepted as partners.

We do not offer personal or individual membership.

How to Join

Fill in the registration form. We will complete the registration of your membership as promptly as we can.

What Does It Cost?

The current fees are as follows:

  • Organisations with less than ten employees – NOK 15,000 per year
  • Organisations with ten to 250 employees – NOK 30,000 per year
  • Organisations with 250 or more employees – NOK 60.000 per year
  • Start-up businesses up to five years old (year of establishment is counted as year one) with a financial result of less than NOK 50.000,- – NOK 5.000,- per year. These receive a 1,000 NOK discount on all GCE Ocean Technology events they attend, up to 5,000 NOK per calendar year.

All prices exclude VAT.

When Will My Invoice Arrive?

Membership fees are billed at the start of the year and continuously upon registering new members.

Start-up businesses up to five years old with a negative financial result less than NOK 50.000,- are billed at the end of the year, after counting the number of GCE Ocean Technology events they have attended.

Membership Agreement

Membership is based on accepting the terms in GCE Ocean Technology's Membership Agreement.

Statutes

Download Vedtekter for GCE Subsea (GCE Subsea’s Statutes, only available in Norwegian). GCE Ocean Technology Statutes will be available in April 2019.

Why Cluster

International research shows that business clusters lead to higher employment, greater economic growth and improved productivity.

Innovation in terms of new technology, new products and services more often takes place inside an industry cluster than outside.