Who we are

Our goal is to reinvent the maritime industry, from the initial concept development, design and engineering, building outfitting and commissioning, through service and operations to decommissioning and recycling.

Our target is the smart ship from the smart shipyard in the smart port in the smart city.

Maritime Center of Excellence (MCoE) is an innovation driven entrepreneurship maritime organisation connecting talents, knowledge and resources within the Adriatic Sea region. Located in Rijeka the biggest harbour in Croatia and traditionally maritime city, we are combining excellence and innovation, research and development to become epicentre for the blue economy in Adriatic region.

Our goal is to work with educational institutions, associations and social partners, businesses and authorities and act as catalyst for sharing ideas, harnessing research and development, advancing technology and tackling shared challenges.

The MCoE team is formed of 30 experts from the technology and maritime sector and is combined from passionate Naval Architects, Machinery Engineers, Electrical Engineers, IT experts (software developers and system administrators), MBA’s, PhD’s and Innovators working closely together as a One Team.

Key strength of our work and solutions lies in a fact that it is being developed by the maritime industry for the maritime industry.


01 Green

We focus on challenges of environmentally friendly ship operations, accelerating the sustainable decarbonization of the maritime industry by enabling the delivery and operation of safe, technically feasible and commercially viable zero-emission vessels.

Our main areas of attention are:

  • Green propulsion and ship power technology (hydrogen, electric and hybrid drives)
  • Use of smart and lightweight materials
  • Optimized hull design
  • Innovative waste to energy onboard systems

02 Digital

Aim on digital transformation of maritime industry looking at automation, vision technology and a considerable extent of modern sensors and digital connectivity as technology enablers towards increase of competitiveness and enhance of operational efficiency.

Our main topics are:

  • Automation
  • State-of-the-art 5G connectivity
  • Autonomous Vessels
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet-of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine learning
  • Augmented Reality (AR)


If you are looking to hone your craft, ignite your passion and push your limits, you have come to the right place. We are always looking for new passionate team members that can drive our ideas to new hights. MCoE is an (E.O.E) equal opportunity employer.


We’re passionate about innovation, productive in execution and reliable partner for projects. If you are too, contact us to get started.

Maršala Tita 198, 51410 Opatija, Croatia