HCN Research e.V. (High Competence Network) emerged from the research association HolzClusterNord (Northern Wood & Timber Cluster) and has established an effective cluster and network management in Wismar and the surrounding area. Under the guiding principle of an intersectional network and an innovative technology transfer, the potential education, research and development regional institutions shall be strengthened and their strategic organisation bundled up in collaborative projects. Interdisciplinary collaborations will be initiated and performed along the whole innovation chain, from applied research to industrial development.

HCN Research e.V. main activities comprise the provision of services for a successful implementation within the Research & Development and technology transfer sectors, which include competences in the fields of funding consultancy, networking, project management and regional and project marketing.