Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstration 2024-25

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

Connected Places Catapult has launched the Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstration 2024-25, offering up to £35,000 per project to businesses to contribute to the costs of demonstration activities for hydrogen technologies.

Hydrogen presents a huge opportunity for the United Kingdom to build new supply chains, targeting the $2.5 trillion global hydrogen market by 2050. The Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII) 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 through this scheme. In exchange, Connected Places Catapult and HII partners will be entitled to widely disseminate the results and learning from the demonstration activities.

This high technology readiness level (TRL) demonstration must cover two or more aspect of hydrogen:

  • production
  • conversion
  • distribution
  • 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).

Find out more about the Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstration 2024-25 and how to apply.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 June 2024.

First published 22 May 2024