The concentration of all relevant companies and institutions along the value chain of future materials with carbon fiber reinforcement is a noteworthy and unique selling proposition in the tri-city area of Munich, Augsburg and Ingolstadt (MAI). Thus an ideal basis is available to leverage carbon composites material technology in various industries, such as the automotive industry, aviation and aerospace, but also mechanical engineering. The prerequisite in this regard is a networked and concerted approach coordinated by the MAI Carbon Cluster. MAI Carbon also builds bridges in international value chains and promotes demand-driven global market access in cooperation with partners. Another important aspect of the cluster’s work is the ongoing further development of educational content, ranging from early childhood education to bachelor or master courses of study.