We Connect the Ocean-Minded.
Our mission is to create value in the Blue Economy by discovering new opportunities for sustainable growth through connecting purpose-driven people and organizations.
The New England Ocean Cluster strategically engages with its clients through membership, tenancy in the Hús, consulting, sponsorship, and the creation of new entrepreneurial projects.
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OUR BLUE ECONOMY COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE
The Hús, Icelandic for House, is our collaborative workplace on the second floor 68 Commercial Street. Previously the Portland Science Center and located directly above Scales Restaurant, the space has been intentionally designed to convene and support the ocean-minded constituency of the Blue Economy. There are 20 glass offices of various sizes available, 14 permanent workstations for students, entrepreneurs, and growing companies, an executive boardroom, 2 breakout rooms, 2 phone booths, and more. The Hús is home to many wonderful tenants as well as a gathering place for the New England Ocean Cluster’s network members and collaborators.
Access the Hús, connect with other collaborative parties from across the NEOC network, join us for exclusive events, access University of Maine interns, and more.
This collaborative, Blue Economy workspace will be home to the NEOC’s startup incubator rentable desks, offices, and meeting spaces. Members will be encouraged to utilize the facility as a co-working environment
Transforming the Blue Economy.
A purpose-driven collaboration with the World Ocean Observatory that endeavors to advance and modernize New England’s ocean-minded industries through education and community engagement.
With our diverse portfolio of events and programming, we offer our members and clients unique ways to grow their businesses by connecting with others in an intentional way. All NEOC events are specifically designed to bring direct value to those in attendance.
Yes, we're into Events.
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
IS WHAT THE OCEAN CLUSTER MODEL IS ALL ABOUT.
The NEOC presents at and organizes many gatherings in Maine and across the North Atlantic region each year. Whether it’s through regularly recurring installments of Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy (EITBE), annual events like Walk the Working Waterfront and Arctic Circle Assembly, or Tenant-hosted gatherings at the Hús, we constantly strive to bring thoughtful and educated people together.