Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstrations 2024-25

Companies can apply for up to £35k to demonstrate technology related to the production, conversion, distribution or end use of hydrogen.

Opportunity Details

When

Registration Opens

07/05/2024

Registration Closes

05/06/2024

Award

Up to £35,000 per project to contribute to the costs of demonstration activities

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Hydrogen presents a huge opportunity for the UK to build new supply chains, targeting the $2.5trillion global hydrogen market by 2050. The Hydrogen Innovation Initiative has been created as a strategic national programme to support the development of the UK hydrogen economy to seize this opportunity.

Connected Places Catapult, acting as a partner of the HII, is looking to procure results from near term demonstrations, and has allocated a budget of up to £35,000 per project to contribute to the costs of the demonstration activities. In exchange, Connected Places Catapult and HII partners will be entitled to widely disseminate the results and learning from the demonstration activities.

This high TRL demonstration must cover 2 or more of:

  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen conversion
  • Hydrogen distribution
  • Hydrogen end use.

The demonstration needs to be in the latter stages of planning, with a consortium of funded and suitable partners already engaged. The demonstration activity and reporting will need to be complete by February 2025.

There will be a requirement for the applicant to submit a demonstration methodology and deliver an end of project report, which HII partners will publish, to help disseminate the learnings from the demonstration to the wider hydrogen supply chain. HII partners would encourage applicants to also articulate any specific requests for further support from HII partners which could support this demonstration (for example, developing material data sets in collaboration with this demonstration).

Eligibility

Your business must:

  • Have a UK-registered address
  • Be in the latter stages of planning a high TRL (5-7) hydrogen demonstrator
  • Be willing to attend regular online meetings with HII partners, and any final showcase of demonstration activities in person, to be discussed in due course

If you have any questions about the programme and application, please contact Raj Ragiwala, Procurement Innovation Manager, raj.ragiwala@cp.catapult.org.uk.

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