The COLUMBUS Consortium is made up of 25 Partners across 14 countries and has been specifically designed to address the call topic and achieve the intended impacts. The Consortium is a balanced, multidisciplinary partnership, containing Pan-European organisations which represent a broad constituency of stakeholders in the marine and maritime areas.

COLUMBUS brings together a new extended multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary, transnational partnership with the experience, strategic positioning and track record in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve the ambitious impacts of the call topic. Understanding that strategic changes are needed in how the marine and maritime community interact and collaborate for mutual benefit, the partnership has been constructed to represent all aspects of the research lifecycle (funding bodies, researchers, communications experts and end-users) and all regional sea basins in Europe.

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 The Maritime Development Center of Europe (MDCE) is a triple-helix, non-profit cluster and network organization for the maritime industry in Denmark. MDCE has 187 members from the whole value chain of the maritime industry, including ship owners, ship brokers, ports, producers and suppliers of equipment, service and information providers, maritime organizations, universities, maritime schools, government bodies as well as media. The main goal of MDCE is to create value for the members through a broad range of activities such as B2B networking, dissemination of knowledge as well as innovative projects and branding. The MDCE is involved in a broad range of projects and runs thematic knowledge sharing networks within Maritime ICT, Short Sea Shipping, Environment, Maritime Law, HSQE Surveyors, communication, HR and Crewing, as well as Working Environment on ships.

Contact person: Jan Boyeson



Providing support to Competence Nodes for Maritime Transport & Logistics, Marine Physical Resources and Marine Tourism. Participating across project in Work Packages 2 to 6, and 8. 

Profile of staff engaged in the project:

jan boyesenJan Boyesen is the Business Development Manager at the MDCE and Head of Secretariat at The Danish Society of Transport Economics. Jan is in charge of MDCEs international Cooperation as well as for developing and managing the project portfolio. Before joining the MDCE, Jan worked five years at the cross border triple-helix cooperation Øresund Science Region as Development Manager. Jan will be responsible for caring out the activities in the COLUMBUS project at the MDCE.



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