Project H2GreenTech

Hydrogen Center

Strengthen crossborder R&I capacities in ADVANCED HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES by developing synergies between enterprises, R&D centres and higher education.

ONE-STOP-SHOP HYDROGEN CENTER

The H₂GreenTECH project in the Interreg Slovenia – Austria cross-border area highlights the interregional potential for a sustainable, green, circular and low-carbon economy, which can be achieved through the introduction of new, clean, innovative technologies, including hydrogen technologies.

There are many state-of-the-art research and development institutions and universities in the cross-border region working on the development of hydrogen technologies, but they are often disconnected and fragmented.

In order to deepen cooperation and networking and to strengthen the critical mass of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies capacities, a sustainable cross-border research and industry network in the form of a Hydrogen Center will be established in the area.

The operation of the center, with headquarters and contact office in Maribor, is coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska (ŠGZ), a partner of the H₂GreenTECH project. Participation is free of charge and open to various potential stakeholders, such as SMEs and larger companies, R&D organizations with their laboratories, competence centers, educational institutions, start-ups, researchers, students and other individuals from the program area who, with their professional, development and research work, knowledge, skills and experience, contribute significantly to the development of breakthrough hydrogen technologies and their increased use in the cross-border area and beyond. The aim of the center is to combine the regional strengths of the research and development potential for the operation of the hydrogen technology sector and to provide companies with access to infrastructure and new development knowledge and technological achievements.

The Hydrogen Center will operate as a One-Stop-Shop in cooperation with support laboratories in the following locations: Ljubljana (National Institute of Chemistry), Graz (Technical University of Graz) and Villach (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences). All information will be provided on the website of the H₂GreenTECH project and the Hydrogen Center.

Author: Dr. Dragica Marinič, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska



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