Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Labs (CPSE Labs) is a European Union-funded initiative supporting European businesses. We provide funding for innovation activities and we connect businesses with world-class expertise from some of Europe's top cyber-physical systems research institutes. Within this project OFFIS is leading the design centre Germany North which focues on the maritime domain. The design centre has a close cooperation with the German Association for Maritime Technologies (GMT), the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCNG) and regional industry and agencies. The German Center North will drive incubation from the automative and aerospace sector into the maritime sector, a new high-tech growth market. Coming from paper based navigation in the last years the sector experiences growing electronic system integration of components and technologies enabling the development of innovative new products and services. CPSE Labs Germany North will leverage the e-Maritime Integrated Reference platform to support companies from the maritime domain to develop, test and validate new e-Navigation solutions.